3/31/09

Conflicker Worm Virus Removal Tools

Conficker Worm Removal Tools, do we really need them? The new virus threat known as the Conficker C computer worm is still being highly discussed. The big news story that 60 Minutes ran on this past Sunday about the computer virus seems to be causing a lot of panic amongst computer users everywhere. The news is of course that this could become some sort of April 1st Computer virus because the Symantec corporation is tracking it and warns it's "awaiting further instructions". Since it's still a few hours ahead of the big day, April 1st, 2009, people have been feverishly trying to protect themselves, either searching for conficker removal tools, running windows security updates and trying to get free McAfee Antivirus downloads on their personal computers. It's amazing how one little bit of exaggerated reporting can cause mass hysteria amongst households everywhere. The Monetizer is here to help and these simple things should put your mind at ease about this virus which may not even do anything on April 1st.

First off, if you're running Vista or using a Macintosh computer, then you're safe. If you don't use Internet Explorer for your web browsing then you're also safe, as the worm only attaches to that internet browser. You don't need to worry about rushing out to get Norton or Symantec Antivirus or contacting the conficker working group to make sure you're safe. The Conficker worm won't be on your system.

If you're running an older operating system on your computer (before Vista) and use Internet Explorer for browsing the web, I highly recommend you check for Microsoft Windows updates. According to the reports, if you haven't done an update of Windows for October of 2008, you won't have the proper security patch in place to prevent Conficker C virus.

If you want to be super safe, you're going to want to make sure your antivirus software is up to date. If you don't have any, I recommend you get antivirus software to protect your computer. My preferred software names are Kaspersky Internet Security or Trend Micro Antivirus, as both have served me well on multiple computers preventing viruses and firewall breaches with minimal intrusion into daily computing activities.

April 1st is closing in (or here), but there's no need for freaking out. Don't panic if you're using a computer with the Microsoft Vista operating system, if you're using Mozilla Firefox (and never touch I.E.), or if you use a Macintosh/Apple computer. You're safe and there's no need to panic over the "impending doom" that 60 Minutes has seemed to imply from its recent story on the Conficker computer worm.

2 comments:

Coffee Maker said...

a potentially good thing that has resulted from the Conficker scare is an overall heightened awareness of PC security

bettrysmith said...

Try and protect your computer.
If you are like me then you have probably tired many different types of scans to try and protect your computer. There are many different options available but I have found that most of them pick up the same bugs whether you pay for the scan or download a free version. Search-and-destroy Antispyware (http://www.Search-and-destroy.com) is one of the best that I have found so far and it cost less than many of the other well-known scans on the market today. If you are searching for a good scan I suggest that you check out the antispyware solution from Search-and-destroy.
tho

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