Is this real or am I being trolled?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lyanden, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Lyanden

    Lyanden Well-Known Member

    WASHINGTON - The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website.

    But 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.

    Check to see if your computer is infected


    /ipconfig/allcompartments/all. or ipconfig/all.
    Some computers require the whole thing.
    Look for the IPv4 line and write down the number shown.

    Then look for the DNS server line and write down that number.
    Then go to for the ... nfections/ for a list of infected ip's and dns's.

    If your numbers match, you may be infected.

    If you are, go to

    If your numbers do not match, chances are you are in the clear.

    If you have a differnt system, go to the site for the info for your system.

    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.

    But popular social networking sites and Internet providers have gotten more involved, reaching out to computer users to warn of the problem. ... index.html
  2. Yuey
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    Yuey Warden

  3. Mirage
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    Mirage ಠ_ಠ What are you looking at?

    DNS Virus, yep..
  4. Lyanden

    Lyanden Well-Known Member

    Well, you know the drill Mirage.

    As one of our resident computer know how guys, tell us how to detect and fix this :p
  5. spartanhija

    spartanhija Member

    It was in the paper at work, so I'm assuming its real.
  6. Lucid
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    Lucid Well-Known Member

  7. Lyanden

    Lyanden Well-Known Member


    Thanks brah
  8. Mirage
    • Donator

    Mirage ಠ_ಠ What are you looking at?

    Don't get it in the first place.

    ESET Smart Security 5 > Dis binch.
  9. ArcanePariah
    • Development Team
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    ArcanePariah Miracle Worker

    Lucid posted???? THE END HAS COME!!!

    But yeah, the deal is (IIRC) that a virus alters your router DNS settings so when you type in "" or other such urls, it sends you to the hacker controlled DNS server instead that serves up malware and ads along with the legit site (DNS redirection/proxying). The FBI got control of the rogue servers, but if they shut them down, it would break people's DNS and effectively cut them off (since most don't know what DNS is or how it works).
  10. Jercy

    Jercy Well-Known Member

    It's the fake one. It is nothing to get too excited about.
  11. Lyanden

    Lyanden Well-Known Member

    Yeah.. that's all Greek to me (lol, never did understand this expression).

    But thanks guys. Used the detection thingy and I'm scot free. I hope this helps whoever is in the community who got affected.

    You jelly? Sounds like you're jelly.

    Yeah, jelly Jercy is jelly

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