Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to Terroriced)
If you have the virus, it would be a first. Read this article
The message you got was a scam.
The article states
Linux, iPhone, iPad and Android devices, however, cannot be affected by the virus, which redirects users to servers controlled by cyber criminals.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to Terroriced)
No it isn't. Your iPad cannot get a virus. Read this very recent discussion about the dns changer bot.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 3:46 PM (in response to Demo)
I checked on the others two computers of my house with this page: http://www.dns-changer.eu, but the web only notify me that the ipad was infected, the other two computers are ok. It will be of extremely bad luck that this be the first case.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 3:54 PM (in response to Terroriced)
I know that you are concerned. I understand that. If your computers are OK, then you are fine. Please don't get yourself in a tizzy about something that cannot happen. Like Texas Mac Man said - more than likely the message that you got was a scam.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 4:14 PM (in response to Demo)
Thanks a lot for the answers, i will not continue paying attention to those messages of virus.
Just to provide more information in case of scam or not i also check the web recommended by the FBI: http://www.dns-ok.us/, and it also tells me that i have the ipad infected.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to Terroriced)
Your Ipad is not infected, but the virus can change the settings on your router. Are there other computers in your house? It might be that another computer got infected, the settings on your router got changed and your ipad is getting the bad dns servers from your router.
The message you got is legit. Google announced they would notify people here: http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2012/05/notifying-users-affected-by-dns changer.html Go search news.google.com for DNS changer. Your ISP may also have been trying to notify you over the last few months as well.
Check the DNS server settings on your router. If you find the DNS servers on your router have been changed to the bad ones, change them to something you trust (your ISP's, Google's etc) and then change the password on your router. If there are other computers in your house, check those as well - you might have a pc that is the source of the infection. Make sure your router is secured so only you can get on it, not your neighbors.
Here is a list of the bad DNS Servers:
18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124
126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11
18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124
126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206 through 220.127.116.11
To make the comparison between the computer’s DNS servers and this table easier, start by comparing the first number before the first dot. For example, if your DNS servers do not start with 85, 67, 93, 77, 213, or 64, you can move on to the next step. If your servers start with any of those numbers, continue the comparison.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 6:46 AM (in response to UUGeekGrl)
Finally is July 9, and i checked today that my ipad 2 lost its internet conection, with that virus (dns changer) that you tell me that was imposible to happen. Now i'm really worried and i don't know what to do, if this has some solution or if mi ipad is now useless for internet, i would really appreciate if someone could help with some solution.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 8:33 AM (in response to Terroriced)
I'm having the same problem. I'm trying to copy an anti-virus file from a PC to my iPad, but don't know how. Any suggestions? I do have a USB connection to the PC from my iPad, so there is a connection, but no knowledge on how to accomplish the file without being able to open iTunes. Any ideas out here?