05 July 2012 @ 11:23 am
computer safety check.....  
not vintage ads related but internets/computer related and i wanted to pass this on so y'all can check your computers!!! there is a list of sites to go too if you are not in the US.....

DCWG detect and this page explains what it is, why it's so important to check, what to do if you come back red, etc explains it way better than me!!!

so please check your computers before july 9th!! spread the word!!!

ETA: THIS IS LEGIT!!!! Here is a link to snopes writing about this (many thanks to fallconsmate for the snopes reference!) and here is a very long article that seems sort of technical by the fbi.gov on their official fbi.gov site!!!
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Erica Saxon: thinkcaerfrli on July 5th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
is this legit or is somebody trying to sell something?
ladytwnksfallconsmate on July 6th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
according to snopes, its a legit thing.
Miss Tia's Journalmisstiajournal on July 6th, 2012 02:05 am (UTC)
no one is trying to sell you anything that i am away of, this is very legit or i would not have posted it....
cuddyclothescuddyclothes on July 5th, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you--I gave it a try and my computer came back green. Do you think I should have looked at Snopes first?
ladytwnksfallconsmate on July 6th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
i checked snopes, and its unfortunately a true thing.
cuddyclothescuddyclothes on July 6th, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
Yes, it is.
Aegis J. Hyena: Pissed Off Lionaj_hyena on July 6th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
My computer started acting up BAD after clicking those links. I wonder if they got hit.
Miss Tia's Journalmisstiajournal on July 6th, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
i've had no problems with those links and have sent many people there....this is a legitimate thing....
Aegis J. Hyena: Reality Not Foundaj_hyena on July 6th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
I downloaded malwarebytes and ran a scan just to be safe; could be the connectivity in my area is shot due to the heat and various other factors. So it's probably just me.
Miss Tia's Journalmisstiajournal on July 6th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
I can understand being cautious! i've used malwarebytes before...i have vipre as my usual anti-virus....i would never ever knowingly post something like this off topic unless it was important and beneficial for members.....

pikkewyntjiepikkewyntjie on July 6th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
CNET also has some info about this and I usually trust them. But I wouldn't have known to research it if I hadn't seen this post. My laptop came up green (yay!) and now I'm off to check my other machines. Thanks, Miss Tia!
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