The Computer Guys LLC is a technology consulting firm and Dell Premier Value Added Reseller located in Owensboro, KY.  We are not soliciting anything or trying to sell you anything with this email.  It is a courtesy notification concerning an impending attack by a malicious piece of software called the Conficker Worm.  The information we are sending is free and the "fix" offered by Microsoft Corporation is free as well. No strings attached.

The following information is taken directly from a Microsoft site.  A link to the full article is at the end of this email.  We discourage you from forwarding this information, but if you feel you must, then please verify it’s authenticity at http://www.microsoft.com before you do…as you should do any time you feel the urge to forward something.

Also, if you wish to visit snopes.com to verify it, please do so:  http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/conficker.asp  Do not trust anyone else that says they verified something; as malicous persons have started adding a line like "I verfied this at snopes myself!" to trick users into forwarding false information on all kinds of stuff.

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The Conficker worm is a computer worm that can infect your computer and spread itself to other computers across a network automatically, without human interaction.

If you are an IT professional, please visit Conficker Worm: Help Protect Windows from Conficker.

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Am I at risk of having the Conficker worm?
Am I at risk of having the Conficker worm?

What does the Conficker worm do?
What does the Conficker worm do?

How does the Conficker worm work?
How does the Conficker worm work?

How do I remove the Conficker worm?
How do I remove the Conficker worm?

Where can I find more technical information about the Conficker worm and how can I stay up to date on the Conficker worm?
Where can I find more technical information about the Conficker worm and how can I stay up to date on the Conficker worm?

Am I at risk of having the Conficker worm?

Most antivirus software could detect and block the Conficker worm, so if you have updated antivirus software on your computer, you are at a much lower risk of being infected by the Conficker worm.

If you or your network administrator have not installed the latest security updates from Microsoft and your antivirus provider, and if you have file-sharing turned on, the Conficker worm could allow remote code execution. Remote code execution allows an attacker to take control of your computer and use it for malicious purposes.

http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/worms/conficker.mspx

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Dennis Wilson

The Computer Guys LLC

3520 New Hartford Rd

Owensboro, KY  42303

(270) 570-3611

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