Now, if we listened to the media, this is Y2K redux; when the worms receive their commands the world will shake, buildings will topple, and the Internet will cease to exist as we know it. In reality, though, we have absolutely no idea what this worm will do and, in my opinion, there is a good chance that April 1st will come and go with nothing more than your normal April fools stories rather than with a big bang. In fact, isn't it interesting that this worm is slated to perform an action on April 1st? Could this just be one big April fools joke against the computer security industry.
Even if the instructions the worms receive are malicious in intent, most of the infected users will turn on their computer and go about their day to day activities none the wiser. Their Internet will be a lot slower because the worm may be DDOSing some company or organization, but you the consumer will be mostly unaffected. That does not mean that this worm may not cause issues, but it probably won't cause issues for the majority of people. For those, though, who are concerned that their computer may be infected with Conficker, I created a guide back in January for testing your computer, which I linked to below.
Now, when it comes down to it, everything I said is all speculation, but isn't all of the reporting on Conficker? What are your thoughts? What do you think Conficker will do tomorrow?