Confickermania seems to be going strong among major news outlets across the world this week.

The virus has morphed into an anti-virus program called Spyware Protect 2009, which is trying to dupe users to pay for a bogus $50 anti-spyware program. Obviously anybody reading this blog isn't going to fall for something like this, but you may have less tech-savvy friends and family who get so caught up with protecing themselves from Conficker that they might actually fall for this scam.

I recommend sending this link over to anybody you know that could be infected.

The verdict's still out, however, whether this chart will be able to tell whether you have Conficker or just a really bad Internet connection.

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