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July 9th, FBI Pulls Plug on Infected PC's (link to self-check)
PRWeb ^ | July 6, 2012 | Unknown

Posted on 07/06/2012 8:49:36 AM PDT by Stayfree

On Monday, July 9th, the FBI will pull the plug on internet access to hundreds of thousands of computers infected with a malware Trojan known as DNSChanger. Even if your computer is clean, companies that have compromised systems in their network will be taken offline, hindering their ability to do business and possibly breaking their websites, in what many are referring to as “Internet Doomsday.”

(Excerpt) Read more at prweb.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dnschanger; fbi; infected; malware; pcs; plug; pulls; trojan
You can check to see if your computer is infected by going to the following link at http://www.dns-ok.us. I did use it and my screen showed the "green" image that my computer is free of the dnschanger trojan.
1 posted on 07/06/2012 8:49:45 AM PDT by Stayfree
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To: Stayfree

I’ll take my chances. Thanks anyway.


2 posted on 07/06/2012 8:53:34 AM PDT by ILS21R (Et tu, Roberts?)
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To: Stayfree
http://www.dns-ok.us
3 posted on 07/06/2012 8:54:39 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: Stayfree

This story stinks. I cannot understand why anyone who ends up in the ‘Special Servers’ is not send am automatic alert, for those who are completely offline in the critical period there is a different problem.


4 posted on 07/06/2012 8:55:21 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Stayfree

Ping.


5 posted on 07/06/2012 8:55:46 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Stayfree

Can’t help but think this is going to be another Y2K moment....

Or....maybe it’s a scare tactic to get people to go to that link...so they can get your IP and log you in their system?

Just sayin’


6 posted on 07/06/2012 8:57:45 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Stayfree
"THE SKY IS FALLING"

"OH NOES"

"WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!"

7 posted on 07/06/2012 9:01:31 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: Lucky9teen

Is there a checker available from a source other than the FBI?


8 posted on 07/06/2012 9:02:39 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Lucky9teen
Well, 7 replies so far and no one really seems to feel very positive about this whole thing.

I'll just sit back and watch a while.

Ain't goin' NOwhere I don't know when I don't know what I'm doin' ..

9 posted on 07/06/2012 9:04:08 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Lazamataz

pingski


10 posted on 07/06/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Stayfree

FBI: “Let’s run a limited test to see how easy it is, and how effective we are, at seizing control of the Internet.”


11 posted on 07/06/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Kirkwood

My advice at present is to not go to the link. Download and run ComboFix (it’s the second button- blue and not the first button-yellow). http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/

The owner of the website link “dcwg.org” is Barry Greene, 11692 Westshore Court Cupertino, California. 95014 (I’m not going to post his phone # or e-mail address} It was created 04-Nov-2011 19:06:39 UTC.

Most computers ARE infected with some kind of malware. After running ComboFix, which most likely will reboot your PC a few times, give it one more reboot. The download and run Malwarebytes, http://www.malwarebytes.org/ (the download button not the buy button). When one first run it, after it’s installed and updated, select “decline” then do a full scan. When it’s done click on the button on the low right, then “fix now’.

If you want a really good anti-virus get F-Secure Internet Security, http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/home you can also run their cleanup toll at http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs_global/removal/easy-clean.


12 posted on 07/06/2012 9:13:38 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Stayfree

Self-ping for later investigation.


13 posted on 07/06/2012 9:13:38 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Lucky9teen

“... they can get your IP and log you in their system”.

Thank you, Lucky9teen, for posting that comment. I was thinking the same thing but wondered if I had not become so suspicious and jaded that a tinfoil hat wasn’t right for me. The whole story just seems too weird for me with so many questions left unanswered. I think I will take my chances.


14 posted on 07/06/2012 9:20:29 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: knarf; All

The best way to determine if your computer’s (or router’s) firewall is working and optimized is to effectively try to penetrate it. Browser-based utility ShieldsUP! tests your firewall for vulnerabilities and kinks in your computer’s defense.

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

After you give ShieldsUP! permission to run tests on your computer and choose a test type, it looks for weaknesses and openings that hackers and intruders can use to attack your machine. You can test in five different categories: file sharing, common ports, all service ports, messenger spam, and browser headers. When a test completes, ShieldsUP! will displays the results and offer suggestions for how you can improve your security, with detailed explanations. It’s a good tool for evaluating your computer’s security and determining whether you need to amp up your computer’s defenses.

We actually mentioned ShieldsUp! in passing in our previous guide to portscanning your computer for security holes, but it’s a solid tool worth highlighting on its own. If your port-scanning interest has been piqued, be sure to check out our previous guide for a more thorough examination of the subject.

Either way, share how your computer fared in the comments.


15 posted on 07/06/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: ILS21R

Go to an FBI website because I’m advised to? I don’t think so.


16 posted on 07/06/2012 9:32:27 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon
I cannot understand why anyone who ends up in the ‘Special Servers’ is not send am automatic alert...

Because all the FBI know about these people is their IP address. In order to send them something, they would need a subpoena to get the subscriber name and address, which would have to be requested from the miriad ISP providers no doubt are involved.

Actually it would really be worrying if we got an e-mail or a letter from them...

17 posted on 07/06/2012 9:32:36 AM PDT by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: Stayfree

bump for later


18 posted on 07/06/2012 9:36:15 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: Stayfree

How will the FBI know which pcs are infected?


19 posted on 07/06/2012 9:37:35 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Lucky9teen

EVERYONE:
Follow Lucky9teen’s advice and instructions. That is exactly what I have but I also have Spybot layered in.

I would never go to a government site for their help and advised 3 people this week not to.

I setup their computers the same as mine and they will be fine.


20 posted on 07/06/2012 9:39:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Stayfree

_... for later.


21 posted on 07/06/2012 9:39:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Nice site. I often wondered how my system fared, according to this link they said it was very cool, they couldn’t see it or get at it in any of the tests.

Thanks for the cool link.


22 posted on 07/06/2012 9:44:49 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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FedGov phishing with a gun and a badge.


23 posted on 07/06/2012 9:54:52 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Lucky9teen
Or....maybe it’s a scare tactic to get people to go to that link...so they can get your IP and log you in their system?

Exactly.

I'm going to click on a link to a Gubmint sponsored website so they can scan my PC? No thanks.

I am confident that my own machines are disease free and do not need any Federal intrusion to tell me so.

24 posted on 07/06/2012 10:33:50 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: Terry Mross

Sometimes my tin foil hat works just fine.


25 posted on 07/06/2012 10:39:39 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: knarf

The link is legit, not to say the chicken little complex may be overboard.


26 posted on 07/06/2012 10:59:50 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: musicman

ping


27 posted on 07/06/2012 11:01:09 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Stayfree; Lucky9teen; All
First of all, kudos and thanks to Lucky9teen for that advice, and I would suggest taking it a step further and actually blocking that federal website by using your 'hosts file' (on Windows machines), Google up the terms 'hosts file' and 'block websites' and you'll get plenty of methods to do just that.

I would definitely add 'www.dns-ok.us' to your hosts file to prevent even an accidental click on that link.

Screw the feds and their bogus 'let us check your machine' baloney, plenty of other ways to do that by NON-governmental methods.

I don't trust the bastards, do you?
28 posted on 07/06/2012 11:05:59 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: driftdiver
The link is legit, not to say the chicken little complex may be overboard.

Yeah, that copy of 0bama's birth certificate that got posted online was real 'legit' too.

You go ahead and trust our federal overseers, I'll check my system with a non-government method.
29 posted on 07/06/2012 11:09:05 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon
I cannot understand why anyone who ends up in the ‘Special Servers’ is not send am automatic alert

Would you respond to it? Anyway, if the FBI wanted to take over everybody's computer, would they have them unknowingly download spyware when they use this self check? If it ever came out that the FBI actually was using it to spy on everybody's internet use , they would be on the hook for it. Don't they have to have a warrant to do that too? Plus, what happens when people get new computers? There's no spyware on the new computer.

30 posted on 07/06/2012 1:32:34 PM PDT by virgil
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To: momtothree
Yeah, I thought about that. If "someone" KNOWS a cyber-attack is coming, and they know the exact date and time, why haven't they fixed it?

BTW, I "checked" my PC and it is (apparently) fine. I did not use the FBI link. Too creepy.

Agree that it seems like a test run to take over the entire internet for "national security" reasons.

31 posted on 07/06/2012 5:05:38 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: knarf

Eh, it’s paranoia. I’ve used the link to check all of my machines, both when it first was posted several months ago and again in the past few days to be sure nothing slipped by in the meanwhile.

Before you get too worked up, ask yourself precisely what it is that you’re afraid of being “logged” for in this case. Absolutely no matter how you examine the issue, I’m finding it impossible to find even one way that checking could be taken as a concession you did something wrong.

Even the best combination of security software could potentially miss something. Caution and prudence are never bad ideas.


32 posted on 07/06/2012 9:45:13 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (WTB new tagline, PST!)
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