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Standard User NICK_ADSL_UK
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 21-Apr-12 22:50:42
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Hundreds of Thousands may lose internet connection


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Hundreds of Thousands may lose internet connection

Are you one of the thousands that may lose your internet on July 9th? International hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers. They installed a DNS Changer on the infected computers. Although the FBI set up a safety net months ago, that system will be shut down this summer.

If you suspect you may be infected, you are encouraged to visit a website run by a security partner that will inform you as to whether or not you are infected. If you are, it will explain to you how to fix the problem. Those users who do not check their system may lose internet connection on or after July 9th.

To check and clean your computer, go to www.dcwg.org. You can also have the Malware Team at MajorGeeks check your system as well.
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=35

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 21-Apr-12 23:43:52
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Most likely, you want to look for the IPv4 information under the section entitled “Ethernet adapter…”. Look for the “DNS Servers” line, and write down these numbers.
Why do you "write down these numbers"?


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 22-Apr-12 01:48:08
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So you can easily transfer them to other machines on your network. smile

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Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 22-Apr-12 03:33:28
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I set the dns server ip's in my router, and disable dns caching on my box , the only dns entry in my network adapter setting is my routers ip adress

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 22-Apr-12 04:03:58
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Same here.

But the point of these checks is that viruses infects PCs not routers.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 22-Apr-12 12:10:04
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
viruses infects PCs not routers.
And Macs (at least I assume so, there's a check for OSX) frown

Bill
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 22-Apr-12 12:52:40
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Macs are personal computers, but I assume you subscribe to the narrower defn. thereby losing a useful abbrev.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 22-Apr-12 12:56:52
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
thereby losing a useful abbrev.
But gaining a useful distinction... swings and roundabouts tongue

Bill
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 22-Apr-12 13:32:57
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An unnecessary distinction in this context. And when it is pertinent you will surely state the platform.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 22-Apr-12 19:22:14
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Macs are personal computers
But are not Personal Computers.

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