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Computer worm could infect millions

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Security experts are racing against time to try to stop a computer worm from infecting millions of computers. The worm is supposed to strike on April first.

The worm is called “Conficker C” and it could be one of the most damaging computer attacks we’ve seen in years.

Conficker first surfaced in 2008 and infected nine million computers. Since then it’s become more powerful and complicated than ever.

Exactly what will happen if the worm attacks is unknown. Experts say it could steal personal information, wipe out hard drives, or con computer users into buying phony software.

To keep your computer safe, be sure your anti-virus software is up to date. Microsoft offers a free service scan at safety.live.com.

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Security experts are racing against time to try to stop a computer worm from infecting millions of computers. The worm is supposed to strike on April first.

The worm is called “Conficker C” and it could be one of the most damaging computer attacks we’ve seen in years.

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