'Huge increase' in worm attacks plague unpatched Windows PCs

A computer worm that exploits a Windows bug Microsoft Corp. patched more than two months ago continues to wreak havoc, a security company said today, as it boosted its overall threat ranking and warned users to patch their PCs.

"We've seen a huge increase in the number of [malware] samples, as well as infections," said Ryan Sherstobitoff, chief corporate evangelist at Panda Security, referring to the "Conficker.c" worm.

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Capt CHAOS3620d ago

You takes your chances..

I'm still surprised at the number of people who don't run anti-virus..

Mind you.. Never had to do a thing when I ran a proper os.. Linux.