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Originally posted by TwiTcHomatic
reply to post by spitefulgod
If you are not connected to the net at "said" time it is IMPOSSIBLE for it connect to the master server.
I made a follow-up post mentioning I forgot to add that to my first post in the thread.
The point of the "roll-back" is to keep it from activating on its own, when not connected to the net. My suggestion was not a FIX.. it is merely giving you time to see what the widespread result is after the APRILS 1st date on the machines that will be hit. If nothing happens to the general PC populace, then all you lost was a little bit of "net time".
[edit on 26-3-2009 by TwiTcHomatic]
virus: a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer ...
A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user. ...
: A program which can be transmitted between computers via networks (especially the Internet) or removable storage such as CDs, USB drives, floppy disks, etc., generally without the knowledge or consent of the recipient. ...
A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program. It uses a network to send copies of itself to other nodes (computers on the network) and it may do so without any user intervention. Unlike a virus, it does not need to attach itself to an existing program. Worms almost always cause at least some harm to the network, if only by consuming bandwidth, whereas viruses almost always corrupt or modify files on a targeted computer.
Originally posted by L.HAMILTON
Those of us that had to contend with viruses on their computers, know how damaging and tedious they can be to remove. The people that write these viruses amaze me; to fully understand an operating systems like windows. Apparently this 'bad boy' is thought to already infect between 5 to 10 million computers. Named Conficker worm malware is to infect million more computers on April 1st.
(visit the link for the full news article)