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DNS Changer Malware Threat

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Littleoldlady's avatar - basket
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Posted: July 8, 2012, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

This just came on the news broadcast this evening. If your computer is infected with DNS changer malware, Monday will be the last day you can go on the internet.  The FBI has set up a site for you to check your computer...only takes a couple of seconds.  click the first button to check...If the background is red, you are infected. 

I will try to post the link to check it..http://www.dcwg.org/

If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

You never know when you will get another hit.

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    Posted: July 8, 2012, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

    This just came on the news broadcast this evening. If your computer is infected with DNS changer malware, Monday will be the last day you can go on the internet.  The FBI has set up a site for you to check your computer...only takes a couple of seconds.  click the first button to check...If the background is red, you are infected. 

    I will try to post the link to check it..http://www.dcwg.org/

    Type they been talking about it for the past week and two online


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      Posted: July 8, 2012, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

      This just came on the news broadcast this evening. If your computer is infected with DNS changer malware, Monday will be the last day you can go on the internet.  The FBI has set up a site for you to check your computer...only takes a couple of seconds.  click the first button to check...If the background is red, you are infected. 

      I will try to post the link to check it..http://www.dcwg.org/

      I dont trust the "click here" command at that web site..... who the heck is dcwg?????

      I will wait til monday and take my chances.

      If my computer wont work I will chuck it in the trash and get a new one. 

        Littleoldlady's avatar - basket
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        Posted: July 8, 2012, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

        I don't blame you.  I have 2 computers also but I did check mine..the background was green.

        Took a nanosecond.  The site belongs to the FBI

        If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

        You never know when you will get another hit.


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          Posted: July 8, 2012, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

          I dont trust the "click here" command at that web site..... who the heck is dcwg?????

          I will wait til monday and take my chances.

          If my computer wont work I will chuck it in the trash and get a new one. 

          Just visited that link, got the "green" background, I'm not infected.

          Looks safe enough Ronnie, just takes 5 seconds.  Thumbs Up   Edit: one nano-second

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            Posted: July 8, 2012, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

            I dont trust the "click here" command at that web site..... who the heck is dcwg?????

            I will wait til monday and take my chances.

            If my computer wont work I will chuck it in the trash and get a new one. 

            The DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG) was created to help remediate Rove Digital’s malicious DNS servers. The DCWG helps monitor DNS servers run by ISC, under court order, in the former Rove Digital colo space.


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              Posted: July 8, 2012, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

              This will take you directly to the green or red backround.

              http://www.dns-ok.us/


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                Posted: July 8, 2012, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                This just came on the news broadcast this evening. If your computer is infected with DNS changer malware, Monday will be the last day you can go on the internet.  The FBI has set up a site for you to check your computer...only takes a couple of seconds.  click the first button to check...If the background is red, you are infected. 

                I will try to post the link to check it..http://www.dcwg.org/

                Thanks for the heads up Littleoldlady.  See Ya!


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                  Posted: July 8, 2012, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                  This will take you directly to the green or red backround.

                  http://www.dns-ok.us/

                  Thanks onlymoney!  Thumbs Up

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                    Posted: July 8, 2012, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                    Mines is green thank god!  I can not buy another computer just yet.-weshar75

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                      Posted: July 8, 2012, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                      My computer crashesd last Sunday.

                      I don't know why but, it just backed out when I was returning to my home page.

                      I called my systems support team, who are located in Mumbai India.

                      After receiving software via UPS, I again spoke with my technicians in Mumbai who got my system up and running.

                      I checked the DNS site and got a Green light.

                      Now I'll keep my fingers crossed waiting to see what happens on Monday.

                      Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                      Come on Jackpot!!!

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                        Posted: July 8, 2012, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

                          Just a thought, but maybe if you are concerned you should run a security scan/ update.

                        "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                        The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                        Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                          Posted: July 8, 2012, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

                          Never click a link. Always type it in the address bar. Theres too many fake sites.

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                            Posted: July 8, 2012, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                            How do they know who is infected ? How do they know!

                             HyperBe Happy.


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                              Posted: July 8, 2012, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                              How do they know who is infected ? How do they know!

                              isn't mcaffe and norton supposed to fix those things??  why am i supposed to go visit the fbi?  the fibbies!!