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How can you fix, remove, and recover from a DNS Changer Violation?

Please take immediate steps to safe guard your computer and data  if any of the test indicate that you might be violated with DNS Changer. If the Check-Up Site indicates that you are affected then either follow the instructions on that site or run one of the following free tools listed below to remove DNSChanger and related threats:

Consumer Alert: Viral email with misinformation on release of mobile numbers to telemarketers

Consumer Alert: Viral email with misinformation on release of
mobile numbers to telemarketers

The ACMA is reminding consumers that the viral email warning that ‘mobile numbers will be made public’ is a hoax.

The email started circulating around Australia in 2009 and tells
consumers that mobile numbers will shortly be made public and that you
will be charged for telemarketing calls that you receive.

Although the message refers to the Australian Do Not Call

Rootkit infection requires Windows reinstall, says Microsoft

The new "Popureb" malware hides in the PC's Master Boot Record and fools cleaning attempts

By Gregg Keizer | Computerworld

Microsoft is telling Windows users that they'll have to reinstall the operating system if they get infected with a new rootkit that hides in the machine's boot sector.

Beware of scams targeting VIPtel Mobile customers

June 2011: SCAMwatch is warning current and former VIPtel Mobile
customers to beware of scam phone calls offering a refund in exchange
for payment of a fee. Scammers may claim to be from Centrelink and will
ask for the fee to be paid by wire transfer.

New twist on computer error message/virus scams

New twist on computer error message/virus scams: joint warning

March
2011: SCAMwatch, Microsoft and the Australian Communications and Media
Authority (ACMA) are warning Australians to continue to be wary of scam
calls claiming that your computer is infected with a virus or is sending
out error messages.

In July 2010, SCAMwatch issued an alert regarding about these scams which continue to plague consumers.

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