Got Conficker Worm? Hopefully, no.

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To know if you’re actually infected by the Conficker Worm, a fast way is to try visiting any major security software publisher’s site such as AVG, McAfee, Symantec, Avira, etc. If you cannot load them, then you might be infected because Conficker blocks access to them.

Also, check if your Windows services such as Automatic Updates, the Background Intelligent Transfer Service, Windows Defender, and Error Reporting Services are working, that is, none have been disabled without your consent.

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If you have confirmed that you have Conficker on your system, then download one of several free removal clients, such as McAfee’s Stinger, Eset’s Win32/Conficker Worm Removal Tool, Symantec’s W32.Downadup Removal Tool, and Sopho’s Conficker Cleanup Tool.

More details HERE.

Hopefully, all this fuss about it is just a cruel April Fool’s joke.


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