DNS Changer Malware: Monday looms for July 9, 2012!!!

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DNS Changer Malware: Monday looms for July 9, 2012!!!

PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Tens of thousands of computers are still infected with a virus known as the DNSChanger Malware, and risk losing Internet access Monday without taking the appropriate steps.

Computer geeks and federal agents have a warning for the public this weekend: Don’t wake up Monday with a case of the Malware Blues.

Upward of 60,000 American laptops and desktops late this week are still infected with the notorious DNSChanger Malware — a computer virus that debuted five years ago. And unless those impacted take the necessary steps, the FBI warns, they will be without Internet access come Monday morning.

Shortly after midnight Monday morning, the feds will switch off the temporary servers they had set up to let those affected by the bug safely use the Internet. The pending blackout has been ominously named Malware Monday.

To help you do so, the feds and security experts from Georgia Tech have established a detection and repair website: link.

Simply by clicking on a link on the site’s homepage, visitors can run a self-diagnostic test on their machine. Those whose machines test positive for DNSChanger are urged to buy an antivirus program such as McAfee Stinger or Norton Power Eraser, which should cure the cyber illness. Home routers might also be affected; those that are will need to be reset.

Are you aware of this?
07/07/2012
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PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
I've found NO problems on my computers!
07/07/2012
Gina RPG Geek Gina RPG Geek
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Tens of thousands of computers are still infected with a virus known as the DNSChanger Malware, and risk losing Internet access Monday without taking the appropriate steps.

Computer geeks and federal agents have a warning for the public this ...
I think its a scare tactic
07/07/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
No, it's not a scare tactic. I posted this earlier:

Make sure your computer protection is up-to-date before 7/9/2012

There is a link for a DNS Changer Lookup utility in the thread.
07/07/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
But for the sake of ease, here's the direct link to the checker: link
07/07/2012
meitman meitman
I heard about this. Luckily I'm not infected.
07/07/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
No, it's not a scare tactic. I posted this earlier:

Make sure your computer protection is up-to-date before 7/9/2012

There is a link for a DNS Changer Lookup utility in the thread. ...
I am so sorry for the duplication. It wasn't my intentions. I always notice other contributors quite often repeat similar questions and I do feel that they are just 'farming for points'! Thanks for the link though!
07/08/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
I am so sorry for the duplication. It wasn't my intentions. I always notice other contributors quite often repeat similar questions and I do feel that they are just 'farming for points'! Thanks for the link though!
You have nothing to apologize for.
07/08/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Given that this would really screw up people who love having net access, I can't see having multiple posts directing people to check as a bad thing.
07/08/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Thanks for the warning. I checked would hate to lose internet this week.
07/08/2012
Rey Rey
This type has been around before, it's just a new variant
07/09/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
Thanks for the reminder! My parents were telling me to check repeatedly but I forgot. Good thing my computers work.
07/09/2012
GONE! GONE!
I have been checking. It's making me paranoid!
07/09/2012
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