Can I change my IP?

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Long story short my wife got banned from a really sleazy website. The website owner threatened to use our IP in a DDoS type attack and as such has, we have gotten alerts when trying to visit certain websites (it says something along the lines of 'your IP is in a DDoS attack') and seriously need to change our IP, even if the alerts are false because the scumbag has our IP.
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Sergio Davila

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Oliver

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no web site you visit would ever say such a thing as 'your IP is in a DDoS attack' she might have gotten her computer infected......time to uninstall all plugins and scan your computer.....

If you unplug your modem for a few hours your should get a new ip.
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Sergio Davila

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That's not the same website that she was banned from, though, as I stated, it was a link on the frontpage of Reddit. Someone suggested a browser hijack so I'm going to try to use that route to fix it. If it doesn't work then I'll let you guys know but I appreciate all the help.
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Scanned everything, it's clean.
Did you perform the scan from a known clean uncorruptable source such as a live CD or DVD?  Malware can easily hide from AV scans done from within the OS that it has infected.

Once you have confirmed that everything's clean, you can try visiting that website using an online VPN such as https://kproxy.com/
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Sergio Davila

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That's a good idea, no I did not but I shall. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Sergio Davila

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Everything appears clean now, she can visit the links previously showing the phony message, I left the router unplugged over night though and our IP didn't change, is there anything else I can do? Even though he may not be DDoSing us after all it's been made clear by his emails that he WILL, and he is also threatening to leak our IP on his website, which isn't too bad because it's just an IP however you never really know what someone will do with it.
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I noticed there's a spot in router, don't know if it's in yours, that says "MAC Clone". You can basically use any mac you want and I found it just about changes your IP address. Usually it's under WAN settings on the router.
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This is where good Antivirus, anti spy and antil malware software comes in. Get one, F-Secure, Norton, McAffee, something decent and, do a full scan, then keep the security software running at all times online.

Once you get a good AV and, scan and clean the computer, you can release and renew your IP address without rebooting anything.

Open the Command prompt by locating it then, right clicking and choosing RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR
Type ipconfig release
PRESS ENTER
Type ipconfig renew
PRESS ENTER

When that's done, you should have a new ip address.

Viasat uses a dynamic IP address system so, every time you either power cycle the modem or, manually release and renew your IP, you should get a new one (within a given range determined by Viasat.) Rebooting the computer will not change the IP address, you need to either power cycle the modem or, do it manually as I described.