Well, Conficker got me...

Well, Conficker got me...

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    Well, Conficker got me...

    I was working away on my computer at school yesterday when a dialog box popped up and informed me that conficker had been detected on my machine and my computer was going to be remotely shut down in 20, 19, 18, 17.... seconds.

    It was down all afternoon and a computer tech got it going again this morning. A thumb drive was infected with two viruses but neither was conficker.

    It seems there are conficker A, B, C, D versions or something like that. So if I start posting nonsensical posts, well, more nonsensical than normal, somebody may be posting for me - .
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    How do we know that you are you right now and that by clicking on your thread you didn't just give it to us.

    We need to give you a test.

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    LOL! So far it's me! The answer is B- trees - final answer.

    I have to admit though, it would be helpful to have a virtual clone for reading posts - that'd save me a bunch of time.

    But, the up side of this is , if I post something outrageous, I can always claim it was Conficker.
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    This may or may not be of some help. That bugger is tough to find let alone get rid of...

    http://iv.cs.uni-bonn.de/wg/cs/appli...ing-conficker/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle View Post
    I was working away on my computer at school yesterday when a dialog box popped up and informed me that conficker had been detected on my machine and my computer was going to be remotely shut down in 20, 19, 18, 17.... seconds.

    It was down all afternoon and a computer tech got it going again this morning. A thumb drive was infected with two viruses but neither was conficker.

    It seems there are conficker A, B, C, D versions or something like that. So if I start posting nonsensical posts, well, more nonsensical than normal, somebody may be posting for me - .
    So far only A, B, and C variants. More at (for those who are computer geeky):

    Conficker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by highvoltage View Post
    So far only A, B, and C variants. More at (for those who are computer geeky):

    Conficker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Hey, wait a minute, I didn't put that D variant in my post.
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    Ditch Micro$oft Windoze and run under Linux where almost everything is "open source" (free). Very few, if any, bad virus in Linux.
    I am running the Ubuntu flavor of Linux for 2 years. No more crashes, blue screen of death, memory leaks (in the computer that is, in my head not really true).
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    I double that. I am usually running Slackware linux. Ubuntu is a lot more "coming from windows" friendly.
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