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Reportedly, April Fool's Day will not be too amusing for millions of computer users, as the Conficker worm is anticipated to take full effect. The Conficker worm was released to the wild in October 2008. It targets Microsoft Windows machines specifically and its symptoms manifest as network congestion, account lockout policies being reset, disabled automatic updates and error reporting for Windows, slow domain controller response, and for added fun -- it blocks security-related sites.The Conficker worm comes in three versions. Allegedly, it will infect more than 11 million computers. The third version, Conficker.C will switch gears and start polling 50,000 domains on April 1st to pull down a... Read more...