Skip to comments.Warning: your Internet may not work on Monday (how to detect and fix malware infection)
Posted on 07/07/2012 6:55:17 AM PDT by Innovative
An estimated 300,000 computers, most of them in the United States, Italy and India, could be infected and lose their Internet service, Queen's University associate professor Thomas Dean said Friday.
Dean said Canadians can go to www.dcwg.org to check if their computers are infected and take appropriate measures.
If computers have been infected due to the scam, they haven't been able to perform anti-virus software or system updates, leaving them vulnerable to other malware, said Dean, who teaches in Queen's University's department of electrical and computer engineering.
To check for infection and fix it, go to:
There are other articles on the subject also, I just picked this one because it had a more attention getting title. Here is another one with more technical detail, but all you need is the link above.
How to detect and fix a machine infected with DNSChanger. The FBI will be closing the DNSChanger network on Monday, after which thousands worldwide are expected to no longer be able to access the Internet.
Link to original article:
Sorry — I seem to have forgotten to enter it.
Also, it’s from the Vancouver Sun.
“Sorry I seem to have forgotten to enter it.
Also, its from the Vancouver Sun.”
I wouldn’t link to that POS anti-American “newspaper” if I were you. I know, I lived there..
My computer sez not confgured to run on a rouge network. I guess that is good, right?
Call me crazy, but I’ll take my chances rather than go to any site that has any connection to our government.
...they haven’t been able to perform anti-virus software or system updates...
Haha..jokes on them I don’t have any of that.
Actually, I back everything up. I don’t worry about my $150 used laptop getting damaged.
That should put your mind at rest.
And just how much do they charge your credit card for this "service", fixing something they created as a money maker?
Like they aren’t watching you already. Haven’t you seen those black helicopters hanging around your house?
There is NO CHARGE.
If you are infected, you WILL LOSE INTERNET CONNECTIVITY on Monday.
And you can’t get it back until you remove the malware, which will be hard if you can’t get to the internet to get instructions.
The malicious Rove viruses changed some peoples DNS settings to use computers they operated.
Compare your DNS settings with the known malicious Rove DNS settings listed below:
As in "Rove, you magnificent b@$t@rd"?
Do you prefer the Washington Post?
Computer virus could disrupt Internet access for some users next week
So, are cell phones with internet magically immune?
You do realize of course that the back bone of the internet runs through government servers and literally every single thing you do on the internet goes through a connection to our government right?
Thanks. I’m a suspicious SOB who believes in life at hard labor for hackers and virus creators. After I get to kick their butts, that is!
Checked it, got a green screen.
This story has been waaaaay over-hyped. It certainly shouldn’t be wasting a BREAKING NEWS slot on FR. It’s a very small number of machines, I’ve seen estimates of as few as 25,000 — mostly Canadian. And frankly you should be glad if this does happen because it forces you to attend to a serious malware problem that your computer is infected with. But the small number of computers this affects doesn’t justify the sensational stories the media have been whipping up.
"The DNSChanger malware is capable of changing the DNS server settings within SOHO routers that have the default username and password provided by the manufacturer."
The crack technical support at my DSL provider knows nothing beyond passing me quotes from the document that already have.
What is a SOHO to do? What user name and password are they talking about?
“My computer sez not confgured to run on a rouge network.”
Ah! But is it configured to run on a lipstick network?