Well-informed Chad’s News readers may have heard about the latest variant of the Conficker worm and the fact that it’s going to do something on April 1st. Simply put, the impact of this worm has been exaggerated. First, all that will happen is that the worm will change how it operates. Second, any effects will occur on systems that have already been infected. Keeping Windows updated and using current anti-virus software should be sufficient to keep yourself protected.