Useful Information? Here?!?


Today’s Music: Blondie – One Way Or Another

A quick note for all you internet users out there.
Which is all of you.

Many PCs have been infected with malware.
Here’s the abbreviated version:
Many computers have been infected over time with software that points them to bad servers when they look up internet website addresses.
So many computers were infected, that when the FBI shut down the group, they left up clean address servers to keep all the infected machines online.

Those servers are being shut down at 1201 AM EST, Monday, 9 July.

To check if your machine is infected, go to http://www.dns-ok.us/ to test.

Also, this Washington Post article has more information and useful links to check and repair your computer if necessary.

Because if you got knocked off line, you wouldn’t be able to visit Guapola.
And that would just suck.

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55 responses to “Useful Information? Here?!?

  1. Yes, not being able to read your blog would be a catastrophe! πŸ™‚

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  2. Thanks for the tips! I love how you look out for all of us, but mainly just so we’ll be able to visit your blog. Hahah

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  3. That would suck–I’ll check this out!
    But what doesn’t suck is your music for the day. “I’m gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha!”

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  4. Donna Amato

    Thanks El Guapo!! I am getting the green backgroud… πŸ™‚

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  5. Hmmm. That could explain why my reader is never working. Probably not though. I use a Mac. (Famous last words, I’m sure…)

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    • I’d check it just in case, even though it probably isn’t a mac issue.
      As far as the reader, I think that’s part of WPs ongoing to strategy to confuse and piss off as many people as possible…

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  6. clownonfire

    El Guapo,
    You have a blog? Isn’t this The Huffington Post?
    Le Clown

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  7. I’m facebooking this, thank you so much for the info!!

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  8. Since I’m here, that must mean my raincoat is working…….. πŸ˜€

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  9. A gripping life

    It wouldn’t surprise me if I got infected, lately I feel like Job from the scriptures. How much more can a girl take?! Ha!

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    • I think you should go Jonah instead of Job and jump in a fish until someone finds you some pain relief.
      Plus, wouldn’t that be a fantastic blog post? πŸ˜‰

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  10. Good information… here? I thought all you8r information was good..what are you trying to say? Well shi..take mushrooms I will have to heck that out I guess..thanks πŸ™‚

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  11. If this is only a PC thing, I guess I’m ok. Computer seems fine, you’re coming thru loud and clear… life is good! Thanks for the info πŸ™‚

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  12. Eric Murtaugh

    Guapola: Champion of The People.

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  13. free penny press

    Oh great now I’m afraid to check to see if “Ruby” (My laptop) is ailing.. thanks EG if you hear me scream or I drop from the cyber world you know the old girl is blowing Taps…

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  14. I already checked mine. But, since I am a hypochondriac, I do not believe the website when it tells me that I am virus free. I think my computer has the kitty litter virus, too.

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  15. Thanks Guap.

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  16. El Guapo to the rescue! I just checked my IP address and I seem to be safe. Phew.

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  17. Another public service guapalert. Well done and thanks.

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  18. Whew update.. I”M CLEAN….

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  19. Thanks on the 411. The scary thing is, I never bother to take into account how many servers my computer was with….

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  20. well, Guap, will the “checkup” work even if I’m color blinded!?!?!? or colorblindfolded?!?!? I’m w/Mrs Cap’n Firepants and the kitty litter virus thingy… really, I think it’s the HEAT!!! My poor kitties are actually breathing with their mouths open, and they NEVER do that!!! Srsly!!!

    πŸ™‚

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    • It should tell you on the bottom of the color panel whether you’re clean or not. And DO NOT let your cats near your computer.
      No telling what sort of disreputable sites they’re likely to visit!

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  21. Really? You sure you don’t get malware by going to the site, now, aren’t you…Thanks for the info, I”ll check.

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  22. I never had these problems with my mimeograph.

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  23. hey EG, I know you always get this.. still, I recommend you for an award! http://puddinggirl.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/awards/

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  24. Thanks for thinking of us Gaup – I like Guapalert too! We may have to keep it so we know when something serious is coming. GUAPALERT, GUAPALERT . . . the sky is falling.

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    • Ha, that’s a great idea benzeknees! I’ll have to contact all my bartenders to set up a boozenet to get the word out on tragedies, disasters and upcoming concerts…

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  25. I like what you guys are usually up too. Such clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the superb works guys I’ve added you guys to my own blogroll.

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