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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:58 PM 
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This seemed important enough to put in general instead or Tech Support.

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If your computer is affected with the DNSChanger virus, you will lose access to the Internet on Monday unless you remove it. The FBI has been warning about this since March and, lucky for us, checking for it only takes a few seconds. HLN’s Clark Howard goes through the process to show you how easy it is.


http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/07/05/virus-shut-down-computer-internet-access?hpt=hln10_1

I searched the site on Google to make sure it was Legit. Seems OK.

There is a video that explains it, but, here is the link they have you go to from the video: http://www.dcwg.org/

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What is the DNS Changer Malware?
On November 8, the FBI, the NASA-OIG and Estonian police arrested several cyber criminals in “Operation Ghost Click”. The criminals operated under the company name “Rove Digital”, and distributed DNS changing viruses, variously known as TDSS, Alureon, TidServ and TDL4 viruses. You can read more about the arrest of the Rove Digital principals here, and in the FBI Press Release.

What does the DNS Changer Malware do?
The botnet operated by Rove Digital altered user DNS settings, pointing victims to malicious DNS in data centers in Estonia, New York, and Chicago. The malicious DNS servers would give fake, malicious answers, altering user searches, and promoting fake and dangerous products. Because every web search starts with DNS, the malware showed users an altered version of the Internet.

Under a court order, expiring July 9, the Internet Systems Consortium is operating replacement DNS servers for the Rove Digital network. This will allow affected networks time to identify infected hosts, and avoid sudden disruption of services to victim machines.


I ran it, I was clean.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:55 AM 
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Quick note.

If you don't know what NAT stands for, and you think your DNS server is one of these addresses, seek additional help to make sure you're safe:

10.10.anything
192.168.anything
131.107.anything


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