WARNING!!! Computer virus expected to strike Monday!!!!!!!!

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Don’t ignore a Facebook warning that your computer might be infected. It’s probably telling the truth.

The social networking site, along with Google, Comcast and the FBI are working to make sure Americans don’t lose their Internet Monday due to malware set up by international hackers over a year ago.

An online advertising scam infected more than 570,000 computers in more than 100 countries with malicious servers.

There are now more than 277,000 computers that are probably infected, according to the FBI, which projects that about 64,000 of those are in the United States.

Infected U.S. computers include those belonging to government agencies, such as NASA, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, commercial businesses and individuals.

The malware enabled the hackers to digitally hijack Internet searches and re-route infected computers to certain websites and advertisements. The hackers were paid each time these websites or advertisments were clicked.

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http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/computer-virus-expected-to-strike-monday/article_6ede9db6-c704-11e1-896c-0019bb2963f4.html

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ARE YOU PROTECTED AGAINST THIS VIRUS?

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Please don't get hysterical... it's not as if any virus is going to strike. The malware was called DNS Changer... where an infected PC would go to the perp's DNS server instead of one provided by their ISP. DNS is what translates the name we see... google.com into the underlying IP number for a site. So infected computers were being directed to sites run by the perps. The FBI broke up this ring a year ago and has been running their server directing people to the correct sites, but they plan to stop doing so. In which case THEN, without DNS, the infected PCs might not be able to surf using DNS names.

To tell if your PC is infected, get your client IP from a site like http://www.whatsmyip.org/ Copy it and paste it into this FBI test: https://forms.fbi.gov/check-to-see-if-your-computer-is-using-rogue-DNS

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Thank you! That was EASY and QUICK! I appreciate the info!

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