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PostSubject: April Fool's Day computer worm   3/25/2009, 14:27

have yall heard about this?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,510296,00.html

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/03/24/conficker.computer.worm/index.html
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PostSubject: Re: April Fool's Day computer worm   3/25/2009, 19:10

Hi WC

Oddly enough my Internet Explorer would not open either link.... is that the joke? LOL
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PostSubject: Re: April Fool's Day computer worm   3/26/2009, 16:43

They both open uo for me samantha... clear you cache.
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PostSubject: Re: April Fool's Day computer worm   3/26/2009, 23:38

I did... many times and I get this same thing on both links

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PostSubject: Re: April Fool's Day computer worm   3/28/2009, 00:56

pepperpot wrote:
I did... many times and I get this same thing on both links

Try using Google's language translator as a proxy server and see if you can get there that way. Copy the link below and replace "http://geeksgeeksmoregeeks.forumotion.net/" with the addresses above:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=zh%7Cen&u=http://geeksgeeksmoregeeks.forumotion.net/

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PostSubject: Re: April Fool's Day computer worm   3/28/2009, 21:59

I tried.... still the same Repa
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PostSubject: Re: April Fool's Day computer worm   3/28/2009, 22:47

Sam,

The first link works for me, but sometimes the second link works and sometime I get the same error you do. I have no idea why.

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PostSubject: Re: April Fool's Day computer worm   3/29/2009, 02:20

Both links work fine for me. It could be your ISP that is causing trouble, although the proxy server trick above should have gotten you there if that was the case, but you never know. You could try lowering your security setting temporarily in IE, or try using Firefox.

You might also try the following command at a command line prompt (Start > Run > type cmd and click ok), then type:

netsh winsock reset

at the command prompt and press enter. See if that might work.

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PostSubject: Re: April Fool's Day computer worm   3/29/2009, 20:46

Repa wrote:
Both links work fine for me. It could be your ISP that is causing trouble,....


....or... I do know that "we" are blocked to view some sites.... these sites could be in "their" list(s)

I will try your instructions Repa and let all know my out come!
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PostSubject: Re: April Fool's Day computer worm   3/30/2009, 21:24

I get security alerts by email from Sophos each month and in their latest edition they have an item about the Conficker worm.Full blog post here.

http://www.sophos.com/blogs/gc/g/2009/03/27/hype-april-fools-day-conficker-worm/

Also they have a free scanner for this worm.You need to sign up for a account to be able to download it.It is a very rudimentary looking scanner with no progress bar,but it only took about 35 minutes to scan the hard drive.

http://www.sophos.com/support/knowledgebase/article/54447.html

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PostSubject: Re: April Fool's Day computer worm   3/30/2009, 22:53

Thanks, Goof. Let's hope no one here really needs it.

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