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Conficker Worm in the News Again
Note: This story may not be current. It is part of the IT News Archive, and exists as a historical document.
As you may have heard, the Conficker worm is once again in the news with the potential for a renewed outbreak on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. UH campus customers are not expected to be heavily affected but this is a good opportunity to make sure your computer is safe. To do this, you need to do two things.
First, for defense against Conficker, it is critically important for all computers running Microsoft Windows to be current with all high-priority updates. You can check and update your computer at the Microsoft Update web site at update.microsoft.com .
Second, make sure that your McAfee VirusScan definition files are up to date. If you do not have a current copy of McAfee VirusScan installed on your computer, you may download it from the UH software web site (located at software.uh.edu ) or seek assistance from local support or the IT Support Center.
If you are unsure of how to do either of these things, please contact your local technology support provider or the IT Support Center at 713-743-1411.