Are you worried about DNSchanger being on your machine?

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  1. dawg

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    Why worry? Run this tool and if you do have it remove it.

    http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/1199

    The malware family of the DNS-changer manipulates the Windows network settings.
    The DNS server entries are changed on the respective network adapter to achieve this. In the event of an infection, this will divert requests from web sites to malicious sites that are maintained by criminals.
    The operators of those DNS servers have been arrested in November 2011 by the FBI and European law enforcement authorities. Additionally, the servers have been replaced with correctly working DNS-servers.
    However, those servers will be shut down as of March 8th, 2012.
    Computers that have been affected and did not apply the recommended changes within the settings, will not able to use the internet anymore, since the users are unable to dissolve domain names now without having access to the DNS.
    Avira provides a tool for this purpose that will reset the entries to Windows standard.

    Note:
    The tool doesn't send any data through the internet. An installation of the tool is not required.
    However, a restart of Windows will be necessary after the execution of the tool and a successful repair.
     
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    wut?
     
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    DNS?


    [video=youtube;ihH_-O7ev2o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihH_-O7ev2o[/video]
     
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    Oh gawd. Not more crap to worry about....:facepalm:
     
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    I don't know where to find my DNS info...I wanna go back to the mid 90s when I didn't have this shit...
     
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    I have a Mac :owned:
     
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    fuck OFF
     
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    Interesting

    I'm on a Mac and have never run the Windows OS, but every time I start my comp it asks me if I want to allow or deny the DNSchanger. I always deny
     
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    Ok, I'm serious here. If I click on this is it going to create more problems than it solves?
     
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    They also place DNSchanger on your machine :jj:

    I dont trust sites that claim to scan your machine. Use the tool i provided :facepalm:
     
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    They have tools for mac users :hw:
     
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    Why don't you sticky this thread and I will talk to some of my friends "in the know"
     
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