Conficker Eye Chart

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Worried that you may be infected with the Conficker worm and not know about it? Even though April 1st has come and gone there have been a lot of recent posts on the Internet about Conficker activity.

The Conficker Working Group has produced a quick way to check if your Windows PC has a Conficker infection: the Conficker Eye Chart. It is simple and 100% free, no kidding.

If you do find or suspect you have been infected you can download a cleaning tool from Symantec. Visit the Symantec web site for more information.

Conficker (aka Downadup, Kido) is known to block access to over 100 anti-virus and security websites.

If you are blocked from loading the remote images in the first row of the top table above (AV/security sites) but not blocked from loading the remote images in the second row (websites of alternative operating systems) then your Windows PC may be infected by Conficker (or some other malicious software).

If you can see all six images in both rows of the top table, you are either not infected by Conficker, or you may be using a proxy server, in which case you will not be able to use this test to make an accurate determination, since Conficker will be unable to block you from viewing the AV/security sites.

If your Windows PC is not infected with Conficker you should see a result like this.

Click to Enlarge - Conficker Eye Chart

Click to Enlarge - Conficker Eye Chart

This is NOT the chart you need to test with. Visit the The Conficker Working Group to view the Conficker eye chart.

“Here You Have” Email Virus (aka W32.Imsolk.B@mm)