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Windows Worm Numbers ‘Skyrocket’

Alex Christie

20 January 2009

Discovered in October last year, a malicious program known Conficker, Downadup, or Kido has already infected about 8.9 million machines according to the anti-virus firm F-Secure.

Experts recon that the figure could be far bigger, and that all users will need to have an up-to-date anti-virus to avoid their machine’s from being infected. Users also need the Microsoft MS08-067 patch installed.

The F-Secure security blog said that according to their calculations, numbers are 'skyrocketing' and the situation is only 'getting worse'.

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