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hazelnut

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Thanks so much Hazel, I saw this article in our local newspaper today and was going to come on to share it with everyone. I figured you would already have a leg up on this but wanted to jump in anyway. This is serious and I wonder if ISPs will have the sense to warn all of their customers or just let them find out on the street corner. Should we start a petition to thank the F.B.I. for their efforts in this? Your thoughts on doing a vote of confidence would be appreciated. Thanks again Lady and take care.

 

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Want to know who you're talking to?

Nifty little utility to show your connections, its free:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897437

Also this old post from Humpty,

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=12407

It still works for wxp, but it makes a huge txt file if you use the switches /b and /n at 1 second intervals. The txt file grew to 3.76 mb in a few minutes on this computer.

 

Are there are other, maybe better, ways to do this?

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Hi there Hazelnut, great post, many thanks and yes I am back, well for a while anyhow.

 

Kind Regards

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Well after all that, ISPs Verizon, Cox, CenturtLink and others have kept their affected users online after the cut-off date by re-routing them.

 

Those ISPs intent to deal with the problem while keeping their users internet going.

 

Cox said..

 

"As with other malicious attacks, Cox's Safety Team will contact each infected customer in the coming months via phone, email, and in-browser notification to notify them of the infection and help ensure an optimal user experience long term."

 

I can just see the response from some users when they get one of those calls. ''Hello, we are talking on behalf of your internet supplier and we would like to inform you that we have noticed you have malware installed'' Sounds like one of those fake 'Microsoft' calls that have been going around for the last year.

 

http://www.esecurity...net-outage.html

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I can just see the response from some users when they get one of those calls. ''Hello, we are talking on behalf of your internet supplier and we would like to inform you that we have noticed you have malware installed'' Sounds like one of those fake 'Microsoft' calls that have been going around for the last year.

 

I got one of them fake calls from Microsoft a few months ago! I guess I got the guy mad because I kept on asking him "What's a Microsoft". He hung up after about 2 minutes of me asking him. :lol:

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