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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Check your computer before Monday!

DNS Changer Virus

In November, 2011, the FBI discovered a virus that would send your computer to fake sites or places that would promote fake products. The FBI arrested the authors of the virus, and put in a bunch of servers to redirect infected computers to safe sites. But they didn't tell us about it.

Now they are shutting down their servers, on Monday. The good news is, out of the approximately 4 million users around the world who were infected 8 months ago, there are only a couple hundred thousand still infected. But that's also the bad news. If you're one of the very few still infected, come Monday morning you will not be able to access the internet.

It's easy to find out if you're infected – type the address http://www.dns-ok.us/ into your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). The site will immediately tell you if you're infected.

If you are part of the teeny tiny group that is still infected, that site also gives good advice about how to clean the infection. Or, of course, you could call the Computer Tamer at 805-701-0061.

I urge you to check your computer today!


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