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Hundreds of Thousands May Lose Internet in July

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press

WASHINGTON April 20, 2012 (AP)

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For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.

The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.

Most victims don't even know their computers have been infected, although the malicious software probably has slowed their web surfing and disabled their antivirus software, making their machines more vulnerable to other problems.

More of this AP story as told on ABC NEWS: http://abcnews.go.co...36#.T5HtNo6kT8C

Steve

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Nuts! Thanks for sharing.

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I am good to go ;)

thank you ShyWriter

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I am good to go ;)

thank you ShyWriter

Thanks MT16 and Gordon; I was pleased to see I was OK as well. :)

Steve

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DNS Resolution = GREEN

Your computer appears to be looking up IP addresses correctly!

Had your computer been infected with DNS changer malware you would have seen a red background. Please note, however, that if your ISP is redirecting DNS traffic for its customers you would have reached this site even though you are infected. For additional information regarding the DNS changer malware, please visit the FBI's website at:

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

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

DNS Resolution = GREEN

Your computer appears to be looking up IP addresses correctly!

Had your computer been infected with DNS changer malware you would have seen a red background. Please note, however, that if your ISP is redirecting DNS traffic for its customers you would have reached this site even though you are infected. For additional information regarding the DNS changer malware, please visit the FBI's website at:

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

I'm using 65.32.5.111 and 65.32.5.112 and the FBI thingy says "Your IP is not configured to use the rogue DNS servers." (Hopefully that means I'm OK :) )

Steve

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Does this apply for Europe as well? Anyway, I got green so apparently I'm safe :) .

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