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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2009, 11:41:39 PM »
Almost as much hype as the year 2000 received with all of it's predictions of Doom and Gloom.... ;D
I retired shortly before 2000 and remember all the Y2K hype and the media was predicting that airplanes would crash and other nonsense and when 2000 New Years Day came I was enjoying myself in Playa Del Coco Costa Rica eating a meal of fresh caught Tuna sushi with a dab of Wasabi and a cold beer for $5.00US listening to music emanating from cars parked on the road with the locals walking or dancing by.

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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2009, 12:08:35 AM »
I took the whole day off, just to see what was going to happen to you guys. Not much, I guess. What a bummer...

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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2009, 02:54:36 AM »
-= Ok.. So its April 2 already.. Hmm.. Isn't there something weird..? Shouldn't the "conficker-makers" made the release a secret because if they'll announce it, the worm would surely be given an "anti-conficker" patch..? So, inthat case, they probably try to cease all "red alerts" from antivirus companies thinking that they already created a vaccine for it then surprise them with a second edition of Variant C.. Maybe, the April's Fool release is just a prelude to the "real" release of the real conficker worm..

-= Haha.. Pardon my wild imagination.. ;D

-= By the way, what are the signs that you are infected with conficker..?
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2009, 02:56:39 AM »
No, you're right.

But if it infects a bunch of sites and shuts them down, they won't be able to make any advertising money.

I think it's good anyway, because it just makes people freak out and do what they should have been doing... update their computers.
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Re: Todayo is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2009, 03:06:54 AM »
Nothing Happened Here...Guess Someone Stepped On The Worm :)
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2009, 09:12:49 AM »
Yes it was overhyped.

Nevertheless the infected are still infected and vulnerable to a new date on which the virus coders may choose to act. 

As polonus advises the real task is to get those who have not checked to do so for this infection and, as far as possible, minimize the legions of systems still at the future command of this malware.

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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2009, 01:32:24 PM »
-= I just wonder, after all the not-so-successful attempts, will there still be a variant D..

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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2009, 03:17:43 PM »
-= I just wonder, after all the not-so-successful attempts, will there still be a variant D..

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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2009, 06:01:34 PM »

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Let me know what happens when you click there
me also..doesn't go anywhere ::) ??? :)
« Last Edit: April 02, 2009, 06:12:36 PM by drhayden1 »

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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2009, 07:16:56 PM »
I think that's the point. it's not a link.  April fool's joke.
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2009, 08:58:43 PM »
I think that's the point. it's not a link.  April fool's joke.
Only this is no longer April 1st....
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2009, 09:01:08 PM »
True, but it ain't no link either...
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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2009, 09:01:36 PM »
Hi bob3160,

Just a scan to see whether you are infected and with what kind of conficker variant:
http://iv.cs.uni-bonn.de/fileadmin/user_upload/werner/cfdetector/

Hopefully you aren't detected, this is April second, you know,

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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2009, 09:20:09 PM »
Hi bob3160,

Just a scan to see whether you are infected and with what kind of conficker variant:
http://iv.cs.uni-bonn.de/fileadmin/user_upload/werner/cfdetector/

Hopefully you aren't detected, this is April second, you know,

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Re: Today is April 1.. Conficker day..?
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2009, 09:25:25 PM »
Hi bob3160,

Thank you bob3160, I know you're a good sport, I eat a Bratwurst with mustard first and then I try it,

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