Tech team tells me this is real . . . http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9228860/Internet_will_vanish_Monday_for_300_000_infected_computers
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Saw this on yahoo yesterday. They gave a list of websites you can go to that will scan your computer to see if yours has it.
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Thanks R.J, this is REAL!!!!!!
Tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.
Despite repeated alerts, the number of computers that probably are infected is more than 277,000 worldwide, down from about 360,000 in April. Of those still infected, the FBI believes that about 64,000 are in the United States.
Users whose computers are still infected Monday will lose their ability to go online, and they will have to call their service providers for help deleting the malware and reconnecting to the Internet.
The problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of more than 570,000 infected computers around the world. When the FBI went in to take down the hackers late last year, agents realized that if they turned off the malicious servers being used to control the computers, all the victims would lose their Internet service.
In a highly unusual move, the FBI set up a safety net. They brought in a private company to install two clean Internet servers to take over for the malicious servers so that people would not suddenly lose their Internet.
But that temporary system will be shut down at 12:01 a.m. EDT Monday, July 9.
Most victims don’t even know their computers have been infected, although the malicious software probably has slowed their Web surfing and disabled their antivirus software, making their machines more vulnerable to other problems.
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(At the site U.S. is first link there)
Good Idea to check
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Oh my lord. You are letting the FBI scan your computer? Are you not using a good malware program? Try malwarebytes before you give in to this one.
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Just offering a choice, ds
Some would say " Like we can really stop uninvited intrusion"
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Understood, DB. Just seems like it would be best if you didn't hold the door open for 'em. SAS is a great program, I run that as well but always run MWB right along with it.
Wow I work in IT Support for the largest employer In Ireland the Health Service Exexutive and this is the first I have heard about this..now this just brings the incompetency of the organisation to a whole new level!!!
Although the infection does sound fairly benign in that its action seems to be to resolve DNS addresses to the incorrect actual web addresses, it doesn't look like something your PV would need major work on even if it is infected!
Thanks for bringing it to our attention RJ, pregame does everything lol'