Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 2, 2009
Windows users everywhere are bracing for the latest variant of the Conficker worm which experts say will strike on April 1, 2009.
Remote data backup provider, NetMass, advises companies and individuals not to take any chances. "Back up your data offsite," says NetMass CEO Mark Martin. "It's uncertain what will happen with Conficker on April 1, but it's always a good idea to backup your important data offsite with a managed service provider."
The System Backup service from NetMass combines backup software and online storage in one easy solution. This backup system makes it simple for users to back up their important files to a professionally managed data center so their information is safe and secure. In the event of a worm, virus, hard drive failure, corruption or other incident, backup copies of a user's files are still available and can be downloaded via the internet.
The automated feature of the NetMass backup system eliminates tedious manual backup procedures while increasing levels of protection.
Most experts agree that Conficker (also known as "Downadup," "Kido" and "Conflicker") is the most significant malware, and certainly the most significant worm, of the last few years. It's versatile, well-designed and run by what some experts believe is a well-organized crime group. Conficker.C, the new major variant of the worm, will "do something" on April 1. Please keep in mind:
1. Changing the date of your computer will not help avoid this worm
2. Keeping your computer shut off on April 1 will also not help either
For a totally-free 15-day trial of the System Backup service (which protects your data well past April 1), please go to http://www.systembackup.com to register an account and download the software (no credit card required).
About NetMass. NetMass, the safe data company, provides companies of all sizes highly secure and reliable remote backup solutions. Leveraging the efficiencies of the Internet, the company's software-based data backup service has been helping organizations realize secure offsite data protection, business continuity and regulatory compliance since 1998. With a robust lineup of products, NetMass delivers server backup, database backup, data storage, file sharing, remote access and disaster recovery services. NetMass, Inc. has offices in Dallas and Houston and has partners and clients around the world.