Life imitating art


Just a quick note about life imitating science fiction movies.  It seems that some bad guys in another country way back in like 2007, spread some mal-ware to redirect urls to their servers in order to collect user information.

Well, the FBI have corrected the situation, but are warning people that they may still be infected.

Once the FBI got around to fixing the problem in 2011, it realized it couldn’t simply shut down the rogue servers because infected computers would be left without a functioning DNS, leaving them virtually Internet-less. So it set up temporary servers to give malware-infected Internet users time to fix their computers.

And time runs out on Monday, July 9.

To verify the health of your computer, go to this address:

http://www.dns-ok.us

This site will verify if your computer is looking up websites properly.

IF IT IS NOT, then you need to clean your machine. Below are recommendations for various Malware Removal Tools:

• Microsoft’s Security Scanner, http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

• MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware, http://www.malwarebytes.org

The FBI’s document that explains how to detect and fix the DNS Changer issues:

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

Read more: DNS Changer Malware: 300,000 People Worldwide Will Lose Internet Monday – and They Don’t Even Know It – ABC News http://abcn.ws/N5pe7T

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About Kevin
Hi… I am a husband, father, brother and neighbor. I am employed as a Civil Engineer and have enjoyed playing the drums for the last 30+ years.

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