Google warns users infected with DNSChanger malware, provides help

Rick

TS Evangelist
Google has begun providing a warning to visitors who appear to be infected with DNSChanger, a malware which attempts to redirect users to various websites by modifying their DNS settings....

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Trillionsin

TS Evangelist
This sounds like a good thing... kick users offline and they will do something about it and clean out their computers.

I really think that identity protection and online security should start to be taught in elementary school, and then more extensively as the grade levels go.
 

H3llion

TechSpot Paladin
<p>This sounds like a good thing... kick users offline and they will do something about it and clean out their computers. </p>
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<p>I really think that identity protection and online security should start to be taught in elementary school, and then more extensively as the grade levels go.</p>
Yep, now if more warnings would be triggered for other problems / keyloggers and trojans. That said, if it spots false positives then it sucks heh ^^ Unless there is a way to ignore the warning or something.
 
G

Guest

Yep tootaly agree with the user stateing that malware and anti virus should be tought in grade school the same way they should be tought to be nijas instead of drawing up laws to start executing people for these crimes instead of handing them out jobs.
 
G

Guest

Never truly understood why they ran temporary servers to keep infected folk online in the first place. Keeping a personal computer clean is an individual's own responsibility, so why should someone else pay to protect them from their own negligence.

It's like maintaining a car. You either change the oil yourself or you pay a shop/mechanic to keep it in safe running condition...nobody else pays to keep your personal vehicle on the road.
 

Trillionsin

TS Evangelist
<p>Maybe we should just ask our schools to raise our kids.</p>
Lets face it, they do anyways. Most parents are oblivious to what their kids really need anyways, and let the schools do most of the work. Not only that, but the older generations know nothing about computers let alone how to protect your identity online, and just general computer security in the first place.

I suppose this current generation will know more, and be more capable of this. I know that there will always be exceptions to everything I just said here, this is mere opinion based.

pretty sure guests are just doing what they do best anyways... I should just ignore them.
 
G

Guest

ok I Went and used the Macscan(only one for Mac) used their free download. Problem seemed to be cured, but now it says it's back. "free" is over and it will cost me 40 bucks to download MacScan again!!? is this right? is there another program for Macs?

does not seem Macs are as free of viruses as Apple would like us to believe.
 

crabman1982

TS Rookie
is this some joke to get you to mess up your system if I have the problem it would not be my falt and my virus protector should pick it up
 
G

Guest

Advertisers pay to present their goods and services. If the public, even the infected, not too web-wise portion of the public, cant view the ads because their computer is down.... (finish the sentence yourself).