Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I think I'd rather just buy a new computer...

The FBI has given a deadline by which to check your computer to make sure there's no malware--specifically, the DNS Changer Trojan--or else you won't be able to go back online.  They've helpfully provided a link to check and to download something to clean it off.

I'm so sorry, but I don't think I'd be giving the FSB's--er, FBI's website free access to my computer.  If I suddenly can't get online on July 9 (which I doubt--I regularly run anti-malware updates, as well as routine virus and spyware scans), I think I'll just go get a new computer.

16 comments:

  1. Glad to know it, Matt. Sometimes I feel paranoid--the rest of the time, it's clear that someone is out to revoke our freedom.

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    1. if it was paranoia, you'd be saying that someone is just out to get "you".

      I do however view it as a potential way for the feds to shut the internet down at least temporarily. Until this week I haven't heard of this particular virus and the only one using the DNS to screw with people was the Feds themselves when they are shutting folks down as they have in the past.

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  2. Aawww, c'mon HH...

    It's only for a moment...

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    1. Another one of the big lies...

      1. The check is in the mail.

      2. The drop zone is wide enough.

      3. I won't c*m in your mouth...

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  3. I have Norton Internet. they should protect me, after all they are not the Government, so I feel safe.

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    1. I use AVG, and run the Microsoft anti-malware stuff when they publish it.

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  4. 4. I'm from the government, and I'm here to help...;)

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  5. 5. We'll just lie here with our clothes on...

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    1. 8. Trust me, I'll pull out in time.

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    2. 9. Waking up the next morning.."Who are you again"

      10. "Call me"

      11. "I will can you sometime"

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  7. I wanted to say Call you sometime...cat walked across my keyboard as I finished.

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