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#1 Jay Kae

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:42 PM

Several years ago, some suspected cyber criminals on the Internet wrote a family of malware dubbed DNSChanger. About a year ago, law enforcement tracked down the suspected cyber criminals behind this malware, arrested them, and took over the servers they were using to redirect customers to rogue sites.

As a result of a court order, the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) under the direction of the FBI, has continued to run the DNS servers used by the malware for the last year. However, the court order will soon expire and those servers are scheduled to be shut down on July 9, 2012. When that happens, hundreds of thousands of Internet users whose systems are still infected and/or affected could lose access to the web, email, and anything else that depends on DNS.

Here is the FBI website:

http://www.fbi.gov/n.../malware_110911

Here is the link to check if you are ok.. or not

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

‚ÄčIf anyone needs any help with it, just reply in this thread with your query

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INFECTED ? http://www.dcwg.org/fix/

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#2 Jeff Gilmour

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:40 PM

Thanks Jay,

Checked and I'm in the green, much appreciated early warning. wouldn't hurt to check friends and family either.

Cheers Jeff

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:04 PM

Thank you Jay for your continuing vigilance keeping us safe.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:12 PM

Thanks for the heads up. Checked all my computers, green all the way.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

Thanks Jay Kae appreciate the heads up.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:30 PM

Good heads up, I work in ISP support so, I'm sure I'm going to get a lot of calls on this too. Losing DNS service though would affect internet connectivity, not pose a dire risk to the PC (beyond the malware they already have)
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

Thank you Jay for this Emmsie is GREEN,
cheers
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

Thank you. Green. Scary though.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:08 PM

Thanks for an important warning.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:01 AM

oh dear thanks for the heads up Jay.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

Thanks you! Green here! Rarely you find forums like these! Keep up the good work.

#13 Jay Kae

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:45 AM

Most welcome everyone, also if anyone is having trouble so.. is red... is what I mean, please by all means post in this topic if you need some help and I will personally help you out.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:43 PM

thankyou jay,im also in the green,thanks for keeping us safe mate :)
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:51 AM

I recall someone or thing saying "It's not easy being green" . Wrong :D
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#16 Heiko Glatthorn

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:15 AM

Thanks for the heads up, Jay !

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:10 AM

Thanks for the heads-up, Jay. I checked and I'm in the green.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:19 AM

In the green here... although my PC at home that my kids use had some nasty bug on it a while back which i had to format the whole thing to get rid of... perhaps it was this? Nonetheless, thanks for the heads up!
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