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Int’l Standard Serial No. - ISSN: 1523-3537  2009-No. Special

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The Symantec Norton AntiVirus update on this virus is at:


If you visit the above link you'll see them (not surprisingly) recommending their latest and greatest software, as the do in the excerpt below, but the most important note on the page is quoted below:

The Conficker worm, sometimes called Downadup or Kido has managed to infect a large number of computers. Specifics are hard to come by, but some researchers estimate that millions of computers have been infected with this threat since January. Current users of Symantec’s Norton security products are protected.  Users who lack protection are invited to download a trial version of Norton AntiVirus 2009, Norton Internet Security 2009 or Norton 360. All of these products will detect and remove this worm. Symantec has a detailed technical analysis of the threat here.

So Conficker, like any virus, is a concern, but it should NOT be a very big one if you:

  1. Process Microsoft Windows Updates routinely (prevents viruses like Conflictor from being able to exploit Windows security holes),

  2. Keep a firewall working.  Maybe the one build into Windows XP SP2/3 or the upgraded firewall that comes with SystemWorks 2006/2008, and...  (Learn more about firewalls by clicking here: Firewalls)

  3. Your PC virus software is up to date and able to complete full system scans.

Quick Items of interest...

  1. Ready to update your SystemWorks software?  Symantec is upgrading their SystemWorks 2006 software to 2008 FREE.   There's a bit of time involved in making the update but the price is right and BEST OF ALL there's NO LOSS of your subscription status. (e.g. If you have 120 days remaining you will continue to have 120 days after the upgrade).  If upgrading interests you, please contact us for assistance in making this as efficient on your network as possible.  You can download and install your self by using this link:
  2. Why does 2SS.Com recommend using SystemWorks 2006/2008? (Click here and here to see our guides.)
  3. Do you want to know a bit more about è Apple vs. PC, Backup, Cut-Copy-&-Paste, Default Windows Printer (how to set), Defragmentation, Drives, Entry level copy machines, E-mail troubleshooting, FAXing from a PC, Firewalls, Hubs-Switches-&-Routers, Internet Phone Services, Installing Software, KVM Switches, Outlook Archive files, Peer-to-peer Networks, Privacy, Quicken, SPAM (how to cope), Supercomputers, Virtual PBXs, Viruses-Spyware-&-Bots, Windows Briefcase, Windows Vista and calming it down  Just click!


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