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Conficker Virus

As you may already know – A new ‘super’ virus is doing the rounds and this one threatens to activate on millions of computers on April 1st 2009.

The Virus was first discovered in October 2008 and, of course, targets the Windows Operating system (take that smug look off your face Linux and Apple users!) and was considered so dangerous that :

– Microsoft has offered a $250,000 reward for information on the individual(s) behind it.

– The Canadian Internet Registry Authority has locked all previously unregistered .ca domain names expected to be generated by the virus over the next 12 months.

– The Polish national register for .pl locked over 150,000 domains

Most anti-virus vendors have now released updates to their software that will detect and delete the virus – so ensure your anti-virus software is up-to-date. If you don’t have any or your subscription ha run out then visit www.avg.com for a free home user version or 30 day trial of commercial version for business use.

Our suggestion is to make sure you have good backup strategy in place too – just in case!