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Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July
AP ^ | 4/20/2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR

Posted on 04/21/2012 2:24:07 AM PDT by iowamark

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To: snowsislander
My networks also run off of OpenDNS and I block .br .cn .in .info .ir .kr .kz .ro .ru .sa TLDs.
That's a good list of TLDs to block. Also, many people consider ".cm" (Cameroon) another good one to block (it's particularly an apt one for typesquatting ".com" domains.)

Where in Firefox can I make block these?

51 posted on 04/21/2012 9:38:06 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: carriage_hill

Is Malwarebytes effective against the damn pervasive, http://text-enhance.com/.

My current anti Malware has stopped it from being a constant pia re key words and connecting to advertising links.

Now it just pops up and doesn’t take over.

I would like to kill it/isolate it and never see it again.

Thanks


52 posted on 04/21/2012 9:59:17 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: carriage_hill
"I guess/sounds like, there’s no way to block DPIs, is there?"

Nope, no way to defeat DPI because it is built into the system, unless of course you want to get into war driving.

53 posted on 04/21/2012 10:04:22 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Grampa Dave

Have you done a “cookie” search on C:/ and cleaned both its cookies/URLs from the file? I can do that quickly from within the Opera Browser v11.62 instead of using Win-Explorer. Sounds like it’s in a file somewhere on your OS.


54 posted on 04/21/2012 10:11:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

“...war driving.”

Sounds interesting; what is it?


55 posted on 04/21/2012 10:12:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Sorry, I missed your question about Malwarebytes against the www.text-enhance.com/ pest.

Try the free version; if it doesn’t work, it’s easy to uninstall wo/ problems.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Otherwise, try a simple “cookie” search w/ Windoze Explorer on your C:/, and go thru the h-u-g-e list it displays, and find it, delete it and go to the end where the URLs are displayed, and zap those which refer to it, too.


56 posted on 04/21/2012 10:17:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: iowamark; TheOldLady; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; ..
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Also an article from another source:

http://phys.org/news/2012-04-hundreds-thousands-internet-july.html

57 posted on 04/21/2012 11:07:56 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: carriage_hill
Laptop + Hacker Wares (to identify and hack into wireless networks) and a Vehicle to drive around searching for wireless networks. (Some use a beefed up antenna to enhance the signal)

Wardrivng News Story on Youtube

58 posted on 04/21/2012 11:16:05 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Centaur

“Not sure I want the gubmint “cleaning” my computer.”

That was my first thought, too.


59 posted on 04/21/2012 11:30:26 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: iowamark
Let's see, choices...

Norton or Fedgov?
Norton or Fedgov?
Nor...I figured it out, but it was difficult.

5.56mm

60 posted on 04/21/2012 11:49:53 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Mad Dawgg

That’s unsettling. I don’t have WiFi (very fast CM only), but will pass this on to people I know who do. Thanks.


61 posted on 04/21/2012 11:59:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: stylin19a
"(tho my IP address is now probably in their data base)"

Exactly.
62 posted on 04/21/2012 12:12:11 PM PDT by Centaur (Never practice moderation to excess.)
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To: carriage_hill
"That’s unsettling. I don’t have WiFi (very fast CM only), but will pass this on to people I know who do. Thanks.

It gets better, with the new deal brokered by Obama between the RIAA/MPAA and the ISPs if someone's wireless network is hacked and someone uses it for an illegal downloading that ISP customer can have his connection throttled and or disconnected without a trial. All the RIAA/MPAA has to do is accuse you.

This all starts in July!

63 posted on 04/21/2012 12:26:11 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: aimhigh
Where in Firefox can I make block these?

If you want to do this via Firefox, you could try using the add-on "Silent Block", I guess. I tried it out, and it seems to work although it's not well-documented.

However, I think that the original poster's idea would be a better one: change your DNS nameserver to opendns and customize your opendns settings to block unwelcome TLDs using https://store.opendns.com/get/premium-dns/. That will mean that all of your applications can take advantage of this protection, and it will be easy to set up for any other machines that you use.

(I actually run my own local DNS servers so I can easily block any TLD that I don't like, so I am not personally familiar with using customized opendns but the documentation indicates that this is easy to set up.)

64 posted on 04/21/2012 12:26:50 PM PDT by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Why am I not surprised? Disgusted yes, but not surprised.


65 posted on 04/21/2012 12:32:08 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: snowsislander; aimhigh

Opendns’s free DNS allows you to block up to 15 top level domains. I currently block 11 now, I added CM per the suggestion in a prior post. It’s more than enough to get the bulk of the problem TLDs.

If you add these dns servers to your routers, there’s nothing you have to do on each PC. They also proactively block any known malware/virus/badguy hosts, so that’s another level of protection.

As an added bonus, there are check boxes to block the following(see below)

I crank it all the way up when I have my Nieces and Nephews over, just so they don’t accidentally wander into something foul.


High

Protects against all adult-related sites, illegal activity, social networking sites, video sharing sites, and general time-wasters.

26 categories in this group - View - Customize

Moderate

Protects against all adult-related sites and illegal activity.

13 categories in this group - View - Customize

Low

Protects against pornography.

4 categories in this group - View - Customize

None

Nothing blocked.

Custom

Choose the categories you want to block.


66 posted on 04/21/2012 3:09:00 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: carriage_hill
I don’t think Norton 360 will “let me” uninstall it, to change to Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0

IINM, once it’s “in there”, it ain’t coming out “peacefully”.

Boy, that's a fact. I've bought machines that had Norton pre-installed, and it was a bear to completely wipe it from them. It can be done, though, if you're determined.

I don't know anything about the newer versions of Norton, but it used to be a total resource hog, so like a lot of others, I chucked it in favor of something that was a lot trimmer, and really got the job done.

I'm on a Windows 7 machine now, and use Microsoft Security Essentials for my anti-virus software. It is hands down, the best anti-virus program I've ever had.

67 posted on 04/21/2012 3:12:59 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Roses0508

I’m a female and love opinionated females.

Thanks for your info——and opinion.

Why should the guys have all the fun?


68 posted on 04/21/2012 3:42:20 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Windflier

I think I’ll just leave well enough alone. It works fine, as is.


69 posted on 04/21/2012 4:33:59 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Windflier
I'm on a Windows 7 machine now, and use Microsoft Security Essentials for my anti-virus software. It is hands down, the best anti-virus program I've ever had.

Dittos what you said. I have four machines set up with MS Essentials, two with Win 7 and two with XP,and virus/malware free for 18 months.

70 posted on 04/21/2012 4:55:30 PM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Malsua

To avoid these issues, I use a super-duper double secret and highly sophisticated protection device.

I use....wait..... wait for it...... an iMac. ;>)


71 posted on 04/21/2012 5:35:24 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: sr4402

There’s no such thing as a private weather service There’s places where non-government workers make their own predictions based on the data they got from the government, but when it comes to weather predictions eventually the government is always involved.


72 posted on 04/21/2012 5:50:35 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: Gator113

And this guy got it on a....wait..... wait for it...... an iMac. ;>)

Maraxx
May 20, 2010 12:47 PM
Greetings,
I ran a Mac Scan and found a trojan horse — a DNS Changer. I removed it and then I I was reading an article about a DNS Changer but found it a bit complicated but the one thing I did understand that if you have had this trojan and go to “Network” in System Preferences and than to Advanced, then to DNS that the DNS servers should be in black, not grayed out, which mine are. I cannot remove them and restart my IMAC because the minus sign under them is also grayed out.
Does anybody have any ideas that can help me resolve this issue. It is causing a lot of anxiety for me.
Thank you.
IMAC 24”, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Intel Core 2 Duo-2.4GHz-2GB memory

from https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2436469?start=0&tstart=0


73 posted on 04/21/2012 5:54:11 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Well darn. ;>)

So far, so good.


74 posted on 04/21/2012 6:03:33 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Looks like he had a happy ending.

Maraxx
Re: DNS Changer - Trojan Horse found with Mac Scan...
May 20, 2010 3:44 PM (in response to Kappy)
Greetings,

Thank you for responding. I did remove it via Mac Scan but after reading a post on Apple’s site from a while back I had some concerns. They have been resolved.
Again — thanks.
Maraxx


75 posted on 04/21/2012 6:06:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Wilum

My wife still runs XP on her computer. After I set up MS Security Essentials on my own computer, I set it up on hers, and it’s worked like a charm on both.

I’ve had my gripes with that company in the past, but I’ve got no complaints with that product. I give it high marks.


76 posted on 04/21/2012 7:02:27 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: iowamark

If this was really bad, wouldn’t Norton or ZoneAlarm have a fix in place?


77 posted on 04/21/2012 9:17:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: Gator113

Glad it worked out for him. I’ve never lost anything or had to start over from scratch, but I have had my minor shares of trouble over the years, even with various virus, etc. stuff onboard. Not fun.

Malware people like to get the most bang for their efforts and so far that has been with PCs. Macs will run into more and more of this now that a lot of people are getting into the various pad versions coming along.


78 posted on 04/22/2012 6:09:19 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: discostu

But I wouldn’t trust a Government Service if you paid me.


79 posted on 04/23/2012 4:20:38 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: iowamark

I have a Mac.

What is “I E”?

/s


80 posted on 04/24/2012 8:03:55 AM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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