Recent news articles have warned computer users about the “April Fool’s” virus that is set to launch on April 1st. This virus is a variant of the Conficker /Downadup worm that has been in the wild for some time.
Campus Technologies is providing a document for campus PC's and McAfee Anti-Virus users that describes the steps you can take to ensure that you are running the latest McAfee virus definition files on your computer. Please reference the following:
If you use another Anti-Virus program, please consult your vendor for information regarding the Confickr/Downadup worm:
If your A-V application is not listed, please check your vendors web-site.
Several vendors have made removal tools available for the Confickr/Downadup worm. We are providing links to these tools as a service to our service to our students and employees for their personal use only. If you suspect you may have to Confickr/Downadup worm, you may consider running on of these tools. *Do not use these tools on University owned PCs without consulting the CT Help Desk.*
60 Minutes story from March 29, 2009
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