Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools Day Computer Virus

The computer world is especially worried about April fools day this year. It's the day the so-called Conficker virus is said to invade millions of computers. It's already said to have attacked 5 to 10 million.

Mike Fynboh of Cascade Computers in Pequot Lakes tells KLKS News, computer operators need to have a good up-to-date antivirus program, as well as the latest updates from Microsoft Windows.

He says viruses can come from the most legitimate web sites.

Fynboh says he is always dealing with computer infections, and has not seen a big jump recently. In many cases, he says the attackers are looking steal identity.

Microsoft has is offering a $250,000 reward to catch the attacker.

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