Are You Worried about the April Fool's Day WOrm?

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  1. HellsKitchenmanNYC

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    Nope. One of the reasons I use a Mac is because I got sick of this bullshit.
     
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    Now Jason..............re Mac's......let's don't! :D
     
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    Why not though? It's true! People using Linux same deal. Why put yourself through this wringer every few months? Babysitting Windows gets dull quickly.
     
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    OK but this isn't a Mac/PC war thread.
     
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    I'm not worried. I heard today that many people already have it lying dormant in their computers waiting for a command on April 1st. I have free McAfee from Comcast and it is updated. It doesn't make sense to worry about what may or may not happen, at least not to me.
     
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    it is the 1st of April here and absolutely nothing has happened.
    and I had no varies it's just like 2K thing
     
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    If it were to happen they would probably do it at Midnight NYC time. Does any other time zone in the world really matter? jk
     
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    Avira protects my Windows systems to the extent it can. Then again Windows is forbidden on the internet. I've used Linux for going on 3 years exclusively in my home and Vista pretty much made that choice for me. I'm really happier with it this way. I have an old OS X G4 Powerbook that has Leopard on it, I feel secure with it just the same.

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    http://www.avira.com/en/security_news/conficker_worm.html
     
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    I have windows on a partition of my mac, but only use it for updating my PDA or a statistics program, so I'm fairly safe. I did see there were several updates available when I logged in yesterday, perhaps I will apply them. :shrug:

    So, true! Mac and Linux (Debian), ftw, hehe.
    Apologies to HKM! :smile:
     
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    Well I keep my anti-virus up to date. But I also routinely log in as a restricted user. I only go in with administrative rights when I need to. Seems to have worked so far.
     
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    I'm so terribly frightened
     
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    i'm actually kind of worried. There's sooo much hype about it, like its the fuckin black plague but i dont want my new computer messed up and my info and shits on teh interwebz
     
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    Not worried at all ... Linux machines are immune.
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    I'm concerned. I have no technical ability and no disposable income so if some worm or virus crashes my system I'm screwed. Not sure what to do to avoid it though. :frown1: Haven't heard a single news report that said, "do this" or "buy and install" this and you will be safe.

    How does turning off the PC at 12:55 PM EDT and turning it back on a day later help. :confused: In theory it could still be there and as soon as you turn the laptop on you've got it.
     
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    There's gonna be a report on the news tnite but I'm thinking if you shut down and unplug any message the virus gets to activate won't reach you? There is info on safety.live.com
     
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    Its an April Fools Worm.....
    The "joke" is that it doesn't exist!


    What's a bigger April Fool's joke: Actually pulling it or talking about it (exciting everyone about it) then never doing anything ??????
     
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    Jesus people, it's an April fools joke, nothing is going to happen
     
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    Well according to the papers the government and most corporations are taking it very seriously.
     
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    Just like they took Y2K seriously too...

    ...governments are inept, at best
     
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