A computer virus, known as the Confiker worm, is set to take control of an unknown number of computers tomorrow. These are Windows-based computers that have already been infected with the so-called “Downadup” virus, which is sitting silently on their computers waiting for the magic day to arrive - April 1st. Once activated, the virus will allow the virus writers to take control of your computer, as well as to log your web access and keystrokes in an attempt to get banking information.
If you have Windows, please make sure you have the operating system fully updated with patches (Start > Help and Support > Windows Update).
Also, using an up-to-date anti-virus program is highly recommended. “Free AVG” can be found here (for free!):
If your computer starts acting crazy tomorrow, unplug if from the network and see if you can run your antivirus software (if you can’t, it may have been disabled). If your network cable is unplugged from your computer, they can’t get to your system even if it is infected with the virus. The key to protecting yourself though is to make sure your operating system is fully patched, and that your antivirus software is up to date.