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Windows 7: Web users beware: DNSChanger victims lose Web access July 9


05 Jul 2012   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Web users beware: DNSChanger victims lose Web access July 9

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If you're one of thousands of people infected with the DNSChanger malware, get rid of it before Monday.

On July 9, the FBI will be switching off servers it used to keep those infected with the malware on the Internet. The organization says maintaining the servers is costly and that therefore the agency won't extend its support.
Read more at:
Web users beware: DNSChanger victims lose Web access July 9 | Security & Privacy - CNET News

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05 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Terrible, terrible malware.

DNS redirection is a horrible thing to do to one's system.. and ISP's like Comcast actually use it too sometimes to 'direct' you to certain 'approved' versions of search results unless you 'explicitly' tell them not do or opt out of their 'helpful' DNS redirection 'services'.
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06 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

The FBI brought in folks to help with the issue. You can read more at the following link.

DCWG | DNS Changer Working Group
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