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    Re: Infected PCs may lose Internet in July

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    WASHINGTON – For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

    Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.
    The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org, that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.
    I don't use anti virus bs bloated software. I know how to surf, the intrawebz

    After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.
    Thats bull****

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    Re: Infected PCs may lose Internet in July

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Theres people that arent computer savvy...senior citizens comes to mind...I posted it so anyone interested could go to the link provided and check if they are infected and possibly avoid being knocked offline..
    Actually not just senior citizens....Anyone still dumb enough to be running Windows (which itself is bundled with malware and spyware created by microsft) could and should be considered unsavvy. If they use Windows and are infected, well, they get what they paid for. The government should of never used it's resources to protect a corporation that is historically been unable to produce a quality product that doesn't need massive amounts of time and money on extra software to keep it running.

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    number of viruses infecting my system- 0
    number of viruses that could infect my system and remain active for extented periods of time- 0 theoretically it is possible to create a virus that would infect my ability to get updates, but then, that is only theory.
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    Re: Infected PCs may lose Internet in July

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    WASHINGTON – For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

    Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.
    The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org, that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.


    Infected PCs may lose Internet in July
    Let the government scan my computer?No thanks.
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    Re: Infected PCs may lose Internet in July

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Anyone who does deserves it. It's malware and not even particularly dangerous malware! Anyone who doesn't have an anti-virus running deserves what they get.
    What a bizarre message. Are you an anti-virus software salesman or something?

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    Re: Infected PCs may lose Internet in July

    I read that too. I have another question though: what about this virus that got into Apple systems? Is it now an open door, and would they be under the same summer threat?
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    Re: Infected PCs may lose Internet in July

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org, that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.
    Last thought in my head in the last few hours was, "What if the Secret Service is the new Praetorian Guard, serving the interests of some sort of globalist shadow government. Would explain why all the presidents since Reagan are open border/free traders," and you want me to go to an FBI's website and have them run a program on my computer?

    Shirley you must be joking.

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    Re: Infected PCs may lose Internet in July

    i'm hesitant to go to the link and get scanned.

    i run AVG, malwarebytes, and superantispyware. i'd be surprised if none of those could correct it.

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    Re: Infected PCs may lose Internet in July

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    What a bizarre message. Are you an anti-virus software salesman or something?
    It's called being responsible. I know you don't understand what that means.
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    Re: Infected PCs may lose Internet in July

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It's called being responsible. I know you don't understand what that means.
    Cephus you keep harping on this responsible thing...WHAT ABOUT people that just dont know...never learned....sheesh

    I know...I run bitdefender, super antispyware, roguekiller and others...Im never infected for more than a hot minute...but this post isnt meant for ME and YOU...its meant for anyone that just might not know or be computer savvy.....

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