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OLD/NEW MALWARE THREAT TO YOUR COMPUTER!!!

posted at 7/6/2012 10:34 AM EDT
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danger alert from gov-------------if your computer has been infected with this malware virus---------the fbi has been redirecting dns traffic safely----------on monday that will end -----------and if you have been infected you will not have internet access----------

i don't understand anything about this-but i just checked mine and i'm clear on my new computer------i do know that this virus is what took my old computer down last year----resulting in hours of work for my son to fix------------and i still lost the computer--------so please check yours

simply go to this link and it explains a little better and provides the link for a free check

                                             www.dcwg.org

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posted at 7/6/2012 11:40 AM EDT
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I checked and got a green ok. Thanks for the information anyway.

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posted at 7/6/2012 12:04 PM EDT
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thank you

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posted at 7/6/2012 12:43 PM EDT
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Thanks for the info!

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posted at 7/6/2012 1:33 PM EDT
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I just did the www.mcafee.com\dnscheck  and it came out fine.  I already have mcafee on my computer anyway.  I hope everyone else has good results!

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posted at 7/6/2012 2:31 PM EDT
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I installed an anti-malware program after getting a lot of popups saying my computer was infected(which were actually the malware programs).  Even though I never clicked on them, I figured it was better to check it anyway.

So far the anti-malware has found nothing so I guess everything is ok.  But it seems the FBI has known about this thing for some time and now they're letting it loose?  Something wrong with that!  Although I realize we are all responsible for our own computers a bit more info from the people who have known about this for some time is in order.

Sorry, getting off my soapbox now lol.

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posted at 7/6/2012 7:03 PM EDT
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i got the green also---------but it also warned that your ISP may be redirecting DNS traffic for its customers  and you would have reached the green even if you were infected-----------you can check that at this address

www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911

mine was clear there

but i called the geeks and they shared my screen and checked everything out for me--------

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posted at 7/6/2012 7:15 PM EDT
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Nellie,thanks so much for posting this info.It looks like my computer is OK.Thanks again.

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posted at 7/6/2012 7:54 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 thanks, NELLIE V ;
We all can use the serenity prayer at times in our lives; very helpful in many situations!!!!!!!!!!!!

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posted at 7/6/2012 8:01 PM EDT
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Thanks,NELLIE V;

GRANA here; I checked& also got a green light but wont feel sure til things remain functioning til  & onTuesday
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danger alert from gov-------------if your computer has been infected with this malware virus---------the fbi has been redirecting dns traffic safely----------on monday that will end -----------and if you have been infected you will not have internet access---------- i don't understand anything about this-but i just checked mine and i'm clear on my new computer------i do know that this virus is what took my old computer down last year----resulting in hours of work for my son to fix------------and i still lost the computer--------so please check yours simply go to this link and it explains a little better and provides the link for a free check                                               www.dcwg.org
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posted at 7/6/2012 11:30 PM EDT
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Thanks for the heads up, Nellie. According to the article I read, there are potentially only 46,000 users who MAY be infected, so the likelihood is rare. However it's always a good idea to check and double check computer safety.

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posted at 7/19/2012 3:49 PM EDT
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actually the fbi downsized that # to about 20,000
unfortunately my son did have it even tho he made all the recommended checks-------if i had known that my geek squad covered him too , we would probably have prevented it
it was a really bad one  and has taken until today to finally clean it all out and get everything re booted

if you ever suspect a virus you should shut down and get help immediately!!!!!!!!
















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posted at 7/19/2012 7:10 PM EDT
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Wow, that is a long time to clean up Nellie.  I'll bet your son is glad you signed up for the Geek Squad.

  You are so right about getting it taken care of immediately.  With all the things we do on the computers, all it takes is a little hiccup to make it all crash.

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