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To check and clean computers: http://www.dcwg.org
1 posted on 04/21/2012 2:24:11 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

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


2 posted on 04/21/2012 2:33:16 AM PDT by Centaur (Never practice moderation to excess.)
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To: iowamark
Color me very cautious.

If Microsoft or McAfee warns me about something, I do what they say.

If a news wire service warns me.....

Hmmmm.

3 posted on 04/21/2012 2:33:16 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: iowamark
"The average user would open up Internet Explorer and get 'page not found' and think the Internet is broken."

Think the Internet is brok...Nice try, boys.
5 posted on 04/21/2012 2:46:31 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: ShadowAce

ping


6 posted on 04/21/2012 2:49:46 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: iowamark

Bump


9 posted on 04/21/2012 2:59:16 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: iowamark; lightman; SF_Redux; Questori; Quix

I have Norton 360 running 24x7, and Malwarebytes scans 5x/week, so I’m not letting the gov’t inside my machines to drop cookies/trojans/keyloggers etc to keep an eye on me, thankyouverymuch. And IE is total crap - I use Opera v11.62 on Win7 Pro w/SP3 - so that’s not an option, either.

Anyone who lets the gov’t *scanner* inside, is asking for problems.


10 posted on 04/21/2012 3:05:42 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
Iowamark, Your Joking, Aren't you?

Which would you entrust your life? To the Government Weather service or a private one you know and trust?

Private weather services have beaten the Government ones for decades; the statistics prove it.

And when government gets things wrong, they get it REALLY REALLY WRONG.

IE: Some Bureaucrat DREAMS up a Test and/or a Solution to a Internet/Computer Virus and DOESN'T TEST IT OUT, DOESN'T THINK OF THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THE TEST and/or SOLUTION (Think Liberal/Progressive or RINO) and/or doesn't Think of a means to BACK IT OUT if it MESSES UP.

With Luck, their solution works. Usually, as with software not well thought out; IT JUST INCREASES PROBLEMS and MAKES MORE FOR THE FUTURE.

And worse than this, PEOPLE START DEPENDING ON THE GOVERNMENT AND NOT THINKING FOR THEMSELVES. So when the GOVERNMENT MISSES a Big Virus who do you blame and how quickly will it be solved - THINK SSLLLOOOOWWWWW!

DOH!

11 posted on 04/21/2012 3:08:06 AM PDT by sr4402
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I went to your recommended site and sniffed around.
It is suspiciously like other commercial frauds that rope you you in, tell you how infected your computer is, and then demand payment immediately to fix it.

I would rather trust my Norton 360 and my Malwarebytes.


12 posted on 04/21/2012 3:15:18 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Taxes are taken by governments from profits and pay earned by those who work.)
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To: iowamark
The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org


14 posted on 04/21/2012 3:27:53 AM PDT by tomkat (...shall NOT be abridged)
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To: iowamark

I don’t run IE. And I don’t run Windows.

Running Xubuntu 11.04

Wife runs both. So I am stuck with maintaining it.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 4:01:09 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: iowamark

The paranoia on this thread is astounding to me.

Running Malwarbytes 5 times a week? Really?

It won’t affect you because you don’t use IE? Really?

Windows 7 professional SP3? Really?

Trust Norton? Really?

LOL.

I don’t run any anti-virus, nor to do I scan my computer on any regular basis(yearly maybe, probably less). I won’t use IE and I do use Admuncher. I don’t run executables off the internet. My networks also run off of OpenDNS and I block .br .cn .in .info .ir .kr .kz .ro .ru .sa TLDs. My computers simply won’t resolve out to 75% of the worlds malware hosts. Sure, they could use IPs in their malware scripts but most use DNS and regularly change the host IP.

I have seen infections so thick on machines that you literally couldn’t do anything but click the “pay me” button and enter a credit card yet Norton Antivirus was sitting there fat and happy like it didn’t have a care in the world.

DCWG isn’t some organization that’s trying to rip you off. Sheesh, people.


18 posted on 04/21/2012 4:17:30 AM PDT by Malsua
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Ping


19 posted on 04/21/2012 4:18:49 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: iowamark

If you’re running Windows 7, I’d recommend at minimum running Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 (which is a free download with continuous updates). Security Essentials 2.0 works closely with Windows 7’s own security features and will likely eliminate this known piece of malware.


23 posted on 04/21/2012 4:30:44 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: iowamark

Getting off the grid would do some of us a lot off good!
lol


29 posted on 04/21/2012 4:56:49 AM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: iowamark

Just so you know I am not simply an opinionated female. My husand and I run an IT support business for small and medium businesses. I’ve been in IT since the early 80’s, my husband nearly as long. My husband worked his way up through the ranks of IT to become the CIO of an international company. We don’t know everything, no one does, but we do have security certifications and one thing we work very hard at is making sure our customers are as secure as they can be and still conduct business.

Fact one: In the year since Symantec released Endpoint Protection 12.1 and we installed it in all of our customer base we have not had a single infected machine. I have not wasted any of my time or my customers’ money cleaning up machines.

Fact two: There is no technical solution for bad behavior. Most infections are because users override protections. The people who do this kind of thing long ago realized that social engineering was the best way to infect a machine.


31 posted on 04/21/2012 5:06:26 AM PDT by Roses0508
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for anyone who thinks they might have something nasty that interferes with their anti-virus, there is also housecall.trendmicro.com/ they are reliable, trustworthy and efficient. They also bought ‘hijackthis’ which is a renowned product.


32 posted on 04/21/2012 5:11:41 AM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: iowamark
Jeez, you mean we'll have to go outside and experience "real life"? ; )

Actually, most of my internet activity is prior to 6AM. I wake up EARLY. It's more a service to my friends and neighbors.

35 posted on 04/21/2012 5:40:09 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: iowamark

Hmmm.


37 posted on 04/21/2012 5:52:58 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: iowamark

Rogue servers:
• 85.255.112.0 through 85.255.127.255
• 67.210.0.0 through 67.210.15.255
• 93.188.160.0 through 93.188.167.255
• 77.67.83.0 through 77.67.83.255
• 213.109.64.0 through 213.109.79.255
• 64.28.176.0 through 64.28.191.255

Simple instrutions to see if you have it:

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911/DNS-changer-malware.pdf


38 posted on 04/21/2012 6:06:42 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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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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