[SATLUG] [OT] Is anyone else having trouble accessing Microsoft.com?

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 15:34:04 CDT 2009

I was able to access their page from the link you gave, on my Linux 
laptop, but cannot ping them.  I was, however, able to trace route clear 
into one of their private networks at their firewall crossover from IP 
addy .  Sounds like your 
Winderz machine is a Conficker-C victim...


Borries Demeler wrote:
>> I know, I know, Linux list, but here at work we're having trouble 
>> accessing the Microsoft site (www.microsoft.com).  Just wondering if 
>> anyone else is having the same problem by any chance?  Conficker issue?  
>> Just-ping.com is showing it down from lots of different areas:
>> http://www.just-ping.com/index.php?vh=www.microsoft.com&c=
>> I guess based on that, other people ARE having the same problem! :)
>> David
> I have heard that people who run Windows that is infected with Conficker
> will not be able to access virus remediation sites like microsoft,
> symantec, etc.
> You should scan your system with a recent virus/malware scanner, you may have to download
> it in Linux.
> BTW, it's an easy check to see if you can get through from a linux box, then you 
> know it is your Windows install being infected.
> -b.

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