Conficker: Media Spinning April 1 Date

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mustwarnothers

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The only way the Internet is going to be safe, is if I upload myself "Johnny Mnemonic" style, and do battle with Conficker in hand to hand VR Combat.

Of course, that's assuming I don't "accidentally" surf into a Lemonparty.
 

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Conflicker doesn't infect just any PC. It only infects PCs with Windows. OS X, Linux, OS/2, MS-DOS are all safe and probably Windows CE also.
 

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All I know is, just to be sure, I will leave my computer off on April 1st. Not infected at the moment, but ya never know. My social life could use a boost as it is.
 

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I dont understand how they know millions are infected and havent
done anything to fix this?

I mean are current virus/spyware programs like kaspersky, spy sweeper antivirus essentials, Trend Micro Internet Security Pro, Norton 360 2.0, Nod 32, Bit Defender, allowing this conflicker to be put on the system?

Im not completely understanding the situation here.
I mean if they know so many are infected why dont people just get
with microsoft to make a malicious software removal tool for
the conflicker?
 

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[citation][nom]Neog2[/nom]I dont understand how they know millions are infected and haventdone anything to fix this?I mean are current virus/spyware programs like kaspersky, spy sweeper antivirus essentials, Trend Micro Internet Security Pro, Norton 360 2.0, Nod 32, Bit Defender, allowing this conflicker to be put on the system?Im not completely understanding the situation here.I mean if they know so many are infected why dont people just getwith microsoft to make a malicious software removal tool forthe conflicker?[/citation]

I think the issue is the HUGE masses of people who don't run up to date a/v software, or any a/v software at all....or heck.....may not even know what a/v software IS.

...they only know their is a problem with their PC when myspace, poker sites, and porn stop loading properly. And if I understand correctly, Conflicker is hiding so far, and not interrupting the laymen.
 

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[citation][nom]Shadow703793[/nom]Quick run Linux for the entire day on April 1! lol.[/citation]
no no, run a mac! [/trolling off]
 

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The vast majority of the infected computers are actually in places like China and Russia, where piracy of Windows is rampant and they did not get the necessary Windows Updates.

http://mtc.sri.com/Conficker/
 

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[citation][nom]Neog2[/nom]I dont understand how they know millions are infected and haventdone anything to fix this?[/citation]
Probably has something to do with privacy, and also with responsibility. Just because they can determine these things, doesn't mean they're responsible for telling John Doe he has a virus. And even if, they'd still need to breach privacy laws to actually identify the person behind the ip number to contact him in the first place.

imo people should be forced to have a router with built in antivirus, or have an antivirus on their system - like people are forced to have an insurrance on their cars. It needn't be an expensive solution, but anything that limits spreading is worth the consideration.
 

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I know what I've taken from the article. It's clear that at 12:00 am in China on 4/1/2009 a super AI brain will take control and kill off all the humans Terminator-style.
 
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