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[litte2psycho]
can anyone please varify how true this article is?

http://www.wlox.com/story/17156084/if-you-have-a-computer-this-affects-you

it's about a supposed computer virus that's going to attack on Monday .....

thanks for helping the ingorant ! <3
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[User Picture]From: alpacacock
2012-07-05 06:57 pm (UTC)

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I don't know why you would doubt it to begin with but the virus has been pretty hot topic among the tech segment. It's going to hit, and hopefully its impact isn't too bad.
[User Picture]From: snooji
2012-07-05 07:00 pm (UTC)

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Don't worry about it. There's always new viruses, and this article seems sketchy to me. They claim the infected computers can't be cleaned, but unless this is some magical virus of course they can be. It's cake, even if annoying, to remove a virus worst case scenario. Unless if you click links in spam email or other things like that, you shouldn't ever get a virus.
[User Picture]From: alpacacock
2012-07-05 07:01 pm (UTC)

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They claim the infected computers can't be cleaned,

No, they claim that the gov't doesn't have the authority to seize infected computers to be able to clean them. And they don't.
[User Picture]From: snooji
2012-07-05 07:01 pm (UTC)

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You're right, I misread that.
[User Picture]From: fraises
2012-07-05 07:05 pm (UTC)

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http://www.dns-ok.ca/results-en.html
idk if it works in the states
[User Picture]From: ellelelle
2012-07-05 07:33 pm (UTC)

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It worked for me in Ireland. Thank you Canada. I'm in the clear!
[User Picture]From: thefameball
2012-07-05 09:05 pm (UTC)

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It does :) And I'm in the clear, so that's good.
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2012-07-05 07:07 pm (UTC)

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Theres are tons of computer viruses. It is likely true that some virus is going to attack someone on monday. I didnt look at the article particularly close but i mean, anyone using a computer should know viruses are possible.

Here is a better article:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/258796/dnschanger_malware_set_to_knock_thousands_off_internet_on_monday.html

which states:
"As of June 11, the group detected DNSChanger infections from more than 300,000 unique Internet Protocol Addresses worldwide. Nearly 70,000 of those unique IPs originated in the United States."
So, plenty of people already have it.