The Conficker worm has garnered a lot of media attention recently. This virus is notable because it's so widespread and because its goal and intention was unknown for quite some time. But truthfully, there are always a large number of computer security risks on the Internet. There are over one million viruses on the Internet, and new ones are created every week. There are a handful of things you can do to protect yourself from viruses including keeping your antivirus software up to date, running weekly virus scans, and applying Windows updates regularly. Also, do not open attachments and links unless you're expecting them and they're from a trusted source. If you do think your PC has been infected by a virus, immediately shut your computer off so you don't infect other computers on your network, and so that the virus doesn't have a chance to damage files on your PC.
To verify you haven't been infected by the Conficker worm, click on the link below.
The site displays images from three sites that Conficker is known to block.