Beware of Conficker worm if you run Windows on your Mac


The Conficker worm threat that has reputedly affected millions of Windows PCs worldwide and has a trigger date of 1 April should be taken seriously by Mac users who launch Windows applications through CrossOver or from a virtual machine running under Parallels, VMware Fusion, or Virtual PC. If this applies to you, update your virus definitions and scan your Windows system for viruses and malware before the clock strikes midnight.

Run a Conficker removal tool before April 1
WindowsSecrets
March 30, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/d4wf8m

Warning: “Conficker” worm may affect some Mac users
MacFixIt
March 31, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/df7vhb – requires subscription to view

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2 Comments

Filed under Viruses and Spam, Windows on a Mac

2 responses to “Beware of Conficker worm if you run Windows on your Mac

  1. Conficker Eye Chart to test whether your computer is infected with this worm.

    Click here.

  2. Conficker Worm Arms Itself To Steal And Spam
    InformationWeek
    April 9, 2009 02:31 PM

    The new variant, designated Conficker.E, is arriving through the worm’s P2P connectivity that drops a binary that’s part of the Waledac spam malware. Waledac is capable of stealing your confidential information and putting back doors on your system.

    http://tinyurl.com/cgyvdg

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