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Harrier
Posts: 962
Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday July 9th.

http://www.mail.com/scitech/news/1408882-malware-knock-thousands-internet-monday.html#.23140-stage-hero1-2

If you don't have any Malware protection... you can get the free Malwarebytes here...

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
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omahablackrose
Posts: 1416
already have it...

update your software fellow computer buddies...make sure you are protected.
Posted 2 years, 2 months ago | Quote Post
Disturbed84
Posts: 284
I didn't have it, thanks Harrier. I downloaded it and apparently I had 2 of them that got rid of it. Though all I see is a trial period of 13 days :(
Posted 2 years, 2 months ago | Quote Post
wop01
Posts: 56
277,000 worldwide? That's like a drop in the ocean.
Posted 2 years, 2 months ago | Quote Post
roines1987
Posts: 806
let them tryuser posted image
Posted 2 years, 2 months ago | Quote Post
Disturbed84
Posts: 284
You know what I find out is that apparently there's a new search engine on chrome and that's a malware according to the scan i did. I didn't like that search in the first place.
Posted 2 years, 2 months ago | Quote Post
Harrier
Posts: 962
Quote:
Disturbed84 wrote:

I didn't have it, thanks Harrier. I downloaded it and apparently I had 2 of them that got rid of it. Though all I see is a trial period of 13 days

I have a purchased version but prior to that I had a free version that didn't expire.... maybe someone will come up with a longer term free version.
I'm sure there are copies around on file share sites that have a serial key.
Quote:
Disturbed84 wrote:

277,000 worldwide? That's like a drop in the ocean.

Yeah... but bad news if you are one of them Huh?

Posted 2 years, 2 months ago | Quote Post
Harrier
Posts: 962
Quote:
Disturbed84 wrote:

I didn't have it, thanks Harrier. I downloaded it and apparently I had 2 of them that got rid of it. Though all I see is a trial period of 13 days

Looks as though you downloaded or saw the 14 day free trial of the PRO version and NOT the original FREE version.
Posted 2 years, 2 months ago ( Edited 2 years, 2 months ago ) | Quote Post
Disturbed84
Posts: 284
Nope, I hit the free one and it says trial on it. Oh well, least I'll have it on the 9th. First time hearing about this thing, I don't watch/read the news a lot, to depressing.
Posted 2 years, 2 months ago ( Edited 2 years, 2 months ago ) | Quote Post
Harrier
Posts: 962
This link allows you to check if you are infected with the particular DNS CHANGER MALWARE. It free and it's fast to use.

http://www.dcwg.org/
Posted 2 years, 2 months ago | Quote Post
Disturbed84
Posts: 284
Awesome thanks, not infected. Which is good cause I just got my computer around a year ago. Thanks again. :)
Posted 2 years, 2 months ago | Quote Post
nastulinka
Posts: 11721
thank u for the forum and the links,great help :) :)
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TheArtistHaze
Posts: 365
cheers for the heads up :) - i should be okay as i have avast and zonealarm, but will no doubt be crying like a baby and getting the withdrawel shakes should i lose the internet
Posted 2 years, 2 months ago | Quote Post
DollaHolla
Posts: 348
Ya I heard this on the news. good idea on posting the heads up.

But I agree with the poster saying 277k is a very small number. That # has to be even considerably less than the % of people who use no antivirus and would open/click/download anything they came across.

So like 10% of internet idiots will hurt themselves with this virus.

I'm rather looking forward to Monday to see if anything really happens.
Posted 2 years, 2 months ago | Quote Post
barber10
Posts: 780
Holy crap don't worry about it. If anyone wants to call me a know it all. I read that article too. In the Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon). Immediately I thought about this site and I feel secure in believing all will be well
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