From Yahoo: Yet another virus/worm has made its way into alot of folks PCs recently. The virus is known as Downandup/Conficker. According to the following link to the article,it has already infected 9 million PCs,but that number could easily be in the 15-20 million range by now. http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/116396 A patch has been issued via Windows Update for the issue. Consumers being urged to run Windows Update ASAP,if the PC is not configured for automatic updates.