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Conficker Computer Worm Activates April 1

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Conficker Computer Worm Activates April 1

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Conficker Computer Worm Activates April 1

Conficker Computer Worm Activates April 1

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Estimates of the number of computers infected with the Conficker worm run from 1 million to 12 million. The malware's deadline is April 1, 2009, but no one really knows what will actually happen to the infected computers.

Larry Magid, tech analyst for CBS News and CNET, has been following and reporting on the Conficker worm's spread. In a podcast for CNET, he talked with an Internet security expert about the dangers and how computer users can protect their machines.