bookmark_borderConficker Worm

No, you can’t go fishing with it. You might be able to go phishing with it, though.

At any rate, make sure your virus software is up to date and run a scan. The Conficker worm is spreading slowly but surely.

I was pointed to a cool quick way to find out if your ‘puter is infected. The Conficker Eye Chart works thusly:

Conficker (aka Downadup, Kido) is known to block access to over 100 anti-virus and security websites.

If you are blocked from loading the remote images in the first row of the top table above (AV/security sites) but not blocked from loading the remote images in the second row (websites of alternative operating systems) then your Windows PC may be infected by Conficker (or some other malicious software).

So, like, go there. But still do an update and scan. I use and recommend AVG anti-virus.

Conficker Working Group (makers of the “eye” chart)
AVG anti-virus
Protecting Against the Rampant Conficker Worm – PC World article