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Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:14 pm
hey all,

just so you know, the government will be closing websites, if you have a certain type of Malware. just so you guys know in case your computers don't work
EDIT: i saw if i was infected, and it said no. thank goodness


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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:41 pm
Okay, thanks. I haven't heard this, but, thank you for telling us now. bounce

you're welcome, my dad heard it on the news and made me search some things. it's ok tho. hope my computer doesn't have that malware. probably not.

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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:57 pm
Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday


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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:04 pm
CindaLove wrote:Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday



Thanks Cindalove for the article. everyone should check this out.

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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:21 pm
Thanks for the Warning!
Did they say what kind of Malware it was? and why is the Gov. all the sudden so worried about it?


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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:01 pm
Sorry for my Ignorance, but I thought we don't want Malware? Do we?

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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:25 pm
BBdoll3 wrote:Sorry for my Ignorance, but I thought we don't want Malware? Do we?
No we don't want malware - it's bad. The article states that the malware (picked up the same way virus's can be picked up) will cause computers infected with it to lose the ability to go online. So going to the site the FBI has set up to detect if the malware was unknowingly on folk's computers. I reckon the reason the FBI is stepping in is because of violation to the right to communication.

Going directly to the site they set up here will detect if your computer is infected. Just select the language and operating system and it will do the rest. So far I'm malware free!


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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:26 pm
Silly question here. im from the U.K so will this affect us here? i have seen it all over Facebook so i wasn't too sure.
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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:35 pm
CartWheelzOfRage wrote:Last edited by CartWheelzOfRage on Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:21 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : That Smiley freaked me out ^-^)
LOL Which smiley freaked you out?
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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:39 pm
In Australia, we go to acma.gov.au and it says if we have the malware or not. I checked my compute and don't have it, thankfully!!
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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:41 pm
nefertiti781 wrote:Silly question here. im from the U.K so will this affect us here? i have seen it all over Facebook so i wasn't too sure.
Yes I believe it will affect everyone, whoever may have unknowingly picked it up; from where I don't know. Just the fact that there are world languages to select from indicates that it's global. I noticed the one for UK English is here.
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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:09 pm
WHAT!? The government can't do that! They have no say or rule over our personal lives! Unbelievable.
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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:47 pm
tallonrk1 wrote:WHAT!? The government can't do that! They have no say or rule over our personal lives! Unbelievable.
What are you talking about? The government is trying to stop a global malicious software from knocking off everybody's internet.
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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:48 pm
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tallonrk1 wrote:WHAT!? The government can't do that! They have no say or rule over our personal lives! Unbelievable.
What are you talking about? The government is trying to stop a global malicious software from knocking off everybody's internet.

yeah, so the government is on our side.

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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:10 pm
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nefertiti781 wrote:Silly question here. im from the U.K so will this affect us here? i have seen it all over Facebook so i wasn't too sure.
Yes I believe it will affect everyone, whoever may have unknowingly picked it up; from where I don't know. Just the fact that there are world languages to select from indicates that it's global. I noticed the one for UK English is here.

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Re: Just so you know

on Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:24 pm
Thanks Cinda!

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