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Computer virus strikes University of Utah (Conficker, and it's a Windows worm)

Apr 12, 2009, 19:18 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Schencker)

"Nelson said the problem is mainly confined to personal computers. The virus does not affect Macs.

"He said university staff first noticed the virus was in the system Thursday after Internet access and e-mail slowed. In response, the university shut down Internet access within the health sciences units at 10 a.m. on Friday. Internet access continued for the rest of campus, said Mindy Tueller, of the U.'s Office of Information Technology.

"Nelson said the virus has been contained but is not yet out of the system. He said Friday that he expected university staff to work through the weekend to fix it."

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