Conficker C - Massive Computer Worm

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Apr 2, 2009
  1. Raiser
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    Member Raiser I am mad scientist.

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    As most of you know, a few weeks ago information about a worm was released to the public.
    Apparently, the worm is known as Conficker C and hides in one's computer until April 1 (Today).
    Then something triggers the worm and it eventually eats up your computer and will start creating lines of malicious code and will try to connect around 500 URLs a day while trying to reach the "master". Once it has, one's computer will become part of a "botnet" of infected CPUs.

    Also, nothing has been confirmed; we still don't know if it's just a massive April Fool's prank or if it truly is a worm (which is what security experts believe it to be).

    So right now, it's about 45 till midnight and nothing has happened yet.
    Anyone know of any updates?
     
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    I say BS.If such a virus existed there would be people on here saying "OMG MY COMP HAZ VIRUS,HALP!",but there hasn't been such a thing and I won't believe it 'till someone has proof.
     
  3. Raiser
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    But that's the thing, if it happens, the whole web will know about it.
    I don't believe it's real 100% just yet but I'm skeptical.

    I'm still on edge, running malware + virus scans every night (doubt it does any good though).
    I'd say if it it starts up, it'll be within the next 2 days. If not, it was one of the world's greatest April Fool's day pranks.
     

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