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Thread: How can you detect if your computer has been violated and infected with DNS Changer?

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    How can you detect if your computer has been violated and infected with DNS Changer?


    Anyone closely following the news might have come across reports regarding netizens that would be disconnected from the Internet after July 9. Media calls this the "Internet Doomsday", and online campaigns asking Internet users to check their systems for a possible DNS Changer infection is, as of this writing, ongoing.

    DNS Changer is a Trojan malware that changes the DNS (Domain Name System) of a system to point to rogue servers owned by the criminals. This way, users are redirected to fake pages of any website they visit.

    This Trojan has been around since 2007 and it has infected hundreds of thousands of user systems

    The site checkers are non-intrusive and Web-based, which means you donít have to download a tool to have your systems checked. Tell your friends and family about DCWG so they can also have their systems checked.



    Do make the check people no matter where you live. Go to this site, before Monday.

    http://www.dcwg.org/detect/

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    I already did it yesterday. I'm safe - according to dcwg.org, anyway.
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    I also found these two links on a CBC online report:

    In Canada go to: http://www.dns-ok.ca/

    USA: http://bit.ly/FBI-checker


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    All good - thanks! ...and this link is much easier than another posted on FB that assumed I knew things I didn't...
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    I found a link you can go to, to see if your computer will be affected. It's a legit site.

    www.dna-ok.us

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    As far as I know the links for different languages and countries that are contained in the one I posted are legit. In fact some are the same as the ones in the FBI-Checker link Catty posted.

    Just sayin'.

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    AND if you have multiple computers, be sure you CHECK EACH ONE.

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    My dad told me about this yesteday and he gave me a link to use that was in the paper. Luckily both of my computers are safe.
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    thanks for info
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    Congratulations to everyone who can read this post. That means you really weren't infected!!!
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
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    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    If you visit facebook or google, they have filters in place to see if you're infected with it and will pop up a warning message if you were. But I guess it's too late now since if you have it you're supposedly cut off and won't be able to see this, anyway lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    AND if you have multiple computers, be sure you CHECK EACH ONE.
    yeah, I forgot to check the Compaq until this morning. I knew I had to do so, but it slipped. Fortunately, it is fine. I have Charter and for some reason, their servers weren't affected. Charter never sent any advisories out.
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