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    DNS malware alert

    I hope all of you have checked your computer for the DNS malware infection that could lose your Internet service on Monday. If your computer is clean you will receive a picture with a green background; if it is infected the background will be red. Click on the FBI link below to test your computer. Hope to see you all on Monday!

    https://forms.fbi.gov/check-to-see-i...sing-rogue-DNS
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    I checked my Mac and got a green. Guess I'm good to go. Thanks a bunch.

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    Thanks for posting this link.

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    I'm okay too. Thanks for the heads up!!
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    Thank you, I didn't know how to check if my laptop was infected. It looks like I am ok.
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    But it will be green if your internet service is using the servers that by passes the malware. These servers go off line Monday that is why the malware will infect, nothing to block it . You need to print out the instructions to get rid of it if it does effect your computer as you won't be able to get online to find the solution. I think older computers are more likely to have the malware.
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    ​Thanks for the information!

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    I couldn't see where you could print anything. I would like to think people would have better things to do, guess not.
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    Thank you.
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    In case your computer is infected, or you want to be on the safe side, here's the link on how to clean it up: http://www.dcwg.org/fix/ . Apparently DCWG is an entity created specially to address this malware problem.
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    I guess if my computer goes offline on Monday, I'll get a lot more done, including quilting!
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    Has anyone had their computer check with red instead of green?

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    Does everyone remember the hysteria over Y2K? This had the same effect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by myrna View Post
    Does everyone remember the hysteria over Y2K? This had the same effect!
    Except in this case if you actually have the problem you won't be able to get on the internet until it's fixed. It's not quite as simple as just faking out a clock.

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    It is monday and i'm still on line, the reason is that we got hit on friday. Had no warnings so my pc is in the shop and we've hooked up dh's computer for the internet.

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    I got my "green" today - my hubby came home from work and asked me if I had done the check. I told him "No, I don't open emails from strangers and I NEVER click on websites in them" He laughed and sent the email to me again. I sat next to him while we did it just in case I screwed it up. I have got to be the dumbest computer user in the world sometimes!

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    Check-up site has "expired" as per court order. Thanks for posting.
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