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Conficker: The Ultimate April Fools?

I've heard all the fear mongering about the Conficker worm. According to some, on April 1 millions of infected PCs will turn into zombies and mindlessly take over the computing universe.

I was around when the year 2000 arrived, and spent the night by my machine ready to post stories on the Web chronicling all the horrors. Turned out to be not so scary.

So far, Conficker looks to be as feeble. I'm halfway through April 1, and my Latitude D520 runs just fine, and no reports of widespread havoc have come out.

Did you take extra precautions to fight off Conficker? Is the real trick that it will come out of hiding April 2? Send your tales to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 01, 2009 at 11:53 AM