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Published:April 1st, 2009 11:13 EST
Conficker Virus As Harmless As SpongeBob SquarePants

Conficker Virus As Harmless As SpongeBob SquarePants

By Robert Paul Reyes

Americans have myriad worries: The economy, our job security, the quickly approaching April 15 tax deadline... We certainly don`t need the additional worry of a computer virus that threatens to wreak worldwide havoc.

The media has been full of sensational stories about the Conficker virus, it`s supposed to pose the most serious threat to computers since the Y2K bug.

"The Conficker virus, which has infected up to 15 million computers since last autumn, has so far lurked harmlessly - but experts were braced for it to change the way it operated first thing this morning.

The `worm` started looking for new instructions on what it should do next by scanning 50,000 different websites at midnight last night." Niall Firth and Fiona MaCrae/Mail Online

Conficker has been activated, but so far it`s been a big con, the Mother of all April Fools joke. Conficker didn`t bring down the computers systems of the Pentagon and the White House, in fact it doesn`t pose much of a threat to your 5-year-old E-Machine computer.

The Conficker virus should be renamed Son of Y2K, it failed miserably to live up to its billing. Now we can return to focusing on more serious problems: Can Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson go a week without having an epic catfight? Is the Octomom going to star in a porn movie? Is Angelina Jolie going to adopt all the children of the Republic of Botswana?