The Conficker worm is still making its way around the Internet.  The latest victim appears to be the city of Houston, TX.  Over 475 of the PC’s on their network were infected on Friday bringing emergency services (911 and the police) and numerous other city services offline.  It is a shame considering that back in 2006 they spent over $10 MILLION dollars setting this network up, but I guess installing a WSUS server for patching all those machines was deemed to be to expensive.  Even though WSUS is FREE….

If you are home user and suspect that you may have this virus as well then you are in luck!  Microsoft recently updated their Malicious Software Removal Tool so that it can remove this worm and many others from your PC.  It is a free download and is available here: Conficker Removal Tool.

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