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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Virus

I received this note from a friend and I wanted to pass it to you -


Sandie,

"I'll send a real note later, but wanted to get this out right away.  I'm sure you're aware of the huge threat to computers, now and especially next Monday, but here are a couple of good links.  The first tells you if you're already infected, the second has all kinds of information.

www.dns-ok.us
 

www.DCWG.org

Take care, and be safe - you and your computer!

Blessings,
MJ"


IT IS FOR TODAY AND ACCORDING TO SNOPES IT IS TRUE - I DON'T EXACTLY UNDERSTAND IT BUT BE CAREFUL TODAY! 

Another friend sent me this:

Subject: check for virus - Domain Name System Changer




They have been talking about this for a day or two on WSB.  It has also been on AOL.  Apparently it is a real virus. Everybody needs to check their computer to make sure it doesn't have some kind of virus.  If yours has it, after Monday it will be dead if you don't get it cleaned up first.  After you go to the page, if the background is green, then most likely you are good.  But if its red, then you need to clean the virus off immediately. This is the web site: www.dns-ok.us 
Or you can go to wsbtv.com and click on web links to find out about it.

26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

yup, i checked mine earlier today. :)

Wanda's Wings said...

I also checked mine earlier today.

TARYTERRE said...

SCARY, isn't it? Life without the internet.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

yep, the info on this virus is real. Here is more info, adding a link.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/blackout-monday-dns-changer-know-155840354.html

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

It's been on the news as well.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

i checked a month ago with the FBI or who ever. I was ok- supposedly.
Is it really safe to click on the links?
love
tweedles

Paula said...

Its been on our news lately so I checked yesterday and it said apparently mine is clean.

The Jones Family said...

Thanks for the info. I had already heard about it and we are hoping everything is OK with our computers because the web site you provided a link to has been down tonight. Perhaps it has crashed because too many people are trying to check on it. Keep your fingers crossed for us. Have a great week!

Jim said...

Thank you, Sandie. Our, Mrs. Jim's and mine, computers are okay. MSN.com carried that today also. I didn't check the one with the scanner.
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Renae said...

i kind of don't understand this stuff, but I ran my regular security software and it was fine. I couldn't get onto www.dns-ok.us ever. It always said the site was down. and the other links led me to my main security. I sure hope I'm fine. I need my buddies tomorrow!!!! Thanks Sandie for the warning and the links. I sure hope everyone is alright!

Mary said...

Thanks Sandie, mine said good. I'll look again tomorrow.

SquirrelQueen said...

This has been all over Yahoo the last couple of days. Apparently the FBI discovered this malware server and put a temporary "patch" in place. Now the patch is expiring. They said only about 70,000 computers in the US are actually infected. Both of my computers are clean.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the warning Sandie!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Hi Sandie,
Thank you for the info.. I think that could be in America. However..I am lucky, my son checks on mine most of the time and i have pretty much all the firewalls needed.
Hope you have a happy Monday
best wishes
val

andy said...

Thanks for the info. Have a great monday! .

Gloria Hood said...

Good thing both our computors were good! What would I ever do with out mine? YIKES!

Shelly said...

I'll never for the life of me figure out why people create these viruses...

EM Illustrator said...

I'll be safe my friend - Have a great day!

laurie said...

I did this check and it came up green but how do we know we can even trust this, I'm so jaded, thanks for the heads up

Arkansas Patti said...

I checked mine a while back and all was green. Anyway, I am typing this on Monday so all is OK. Thanks

Sandra said...

thanks for posting, i intended to post it and forgot.

Debbie said...

OK, so if I'm up and running this morning I'm OK? I guess I should click the links anyway.

Things like this get me so ferhoodled.

silverthoughts2 said...

Well, it's Monday and my internet is working perfectly fine so I'm guessing I'm okay.

Beth said...

Thank you for the link!!

Ann said...

someone sent me that link too and I checked it yesterday. Apparently I'm OK

city said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.