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The FBI Might Cut Off the Internet For Millions of People on March 8th


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:11 PM

http://gizmodo.com/5885716/the-fbi-might-cut-off-the-internet-for-millions-of-people-on-march-8th

...That's where the Internet shutdown comes in. The FBI has a court order allowing it to set up temporary replacement DNS servers so that those with infected computers or networks can get the worm off of their systems. The court order, however, expires on March 8th. Unless that order gets extended, anybody who hasn't cleaned up their act before it expires, might get cut off from the Internet altogether.

Luckily, it turns out kicking DNSChanger is manageable—as long as you know you've got a problem. To learn more about checking your computer or network for the Trojan check out the DNS Changer Working Group and the FBI.


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

HI,I believe this has been changed to july 9th.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

This appears to be accurate for the July timeframe.

http://www.examiner.com/article/fbi-warns-dnschanger-virus-may-disrupt-internet-service-for-millions-july

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57418276-83/web-could-vanish-for-hordes-of-people-in-july-fbi-warns/

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

So the government wants to scan our computer to see if it's not infected? Is that what I'm understanding?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:38 AM

The link to check for this indicates that service is currently unavailable. Maybe too many people are trying to access. Is there a manual way to check for this potential problem?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

Is there a manual way to check for this potential problem?

I found this from ESET: http://blog.eset.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012

Use the ESET Online scanner.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

The link to check for this indicates that service is currently unavailable. Maybe too many people are trying to access. Is there a manual way to check for this potential problem?


The FBI also has a lookup form on its website. You can type in the IP address of the DNS server configured on your machine to find out if it is one of the malicious ones identified by law enforcement authorities. The .PDF document available at the FBI site also explains how to manually check your DNS:
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

interesting I followed the link provided by union thug and clicked on the link on that page to "checkup site" and it disabled my network.

Edited by mcc-tech, 25 April 2012 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

I'm not finding the phrase "checkup site" nor a link labeled as "checkup site" on any of the pages Union_Thug linked to in either post. Perhaps you're not landing on the correct page?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

Sorry meant the Cleanup site that it links to... it just said loading for a long time then said that palemoon was in offline mode and when I checked network it said my connection was disabled... re-enabled and it worked fine again... haven't tried link again


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Reread it and it was the check dns button which the text calls the "checkup site" and if you fail that click the cleanup site... but when I clicked the check dns button it just sat till it finally said my browser was in offline mode. I have done a virus scan and get nothing... when I checked to see if I could compare dns this computer is set to automatic obtain so it doesnt list any ip address

Edited by mcc-tech, 25 April 2012 - 08:52 PM.





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