How to Find & Fix the DNS Malware Virus – BEFORE July

How to Find & Fix the DNS Malware Virus – BEFORE July

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According to the FBI …..
Hackers infected a network of more than 570,000 computers worldwide.
The malicious software changed the way computers interpret and render website addresses behind the scenes on the Internet’s domain name system.

Most victims don’t even know their computers have been infected.
DNS Malware Virus may have slowed victims web surfing and disabled their antivirus software, making their computers vulnerable to other problems.

What is the DNS Changer Malware Virus?
DNS Changer Malware Virus reprogrammed computers to use alternate DNS servers owned by the attackers. This allowed the attackers to redirect computers to fraudulent versions of any website

What‘s going to happen?
The DNS Changer Malware Virus made thousands of computers reliant on the rogue servers for Internet browsing. The FBI has setup ‘clean’ servers, but those are to be shut down in July leaving hundreds of thousands of people will be without the internet.

How Do I Know If My Computer Is Infected?
Luckily that is simple enough.
DCWG and others have set up “DNS checkers” which will tell you if your computer is infected.
The direct link to the ‘checker’ is http://www.dns-ok.us/ [U.S. only]

If you get a green image you’re good to go.
If you get the Red image you’re given instructions on how to correct the problem.

This will Only detect for DNS Changer. You might be infected with other malware not related to the DNS Malware Virus.

Want more information?
Go to http://www.dcwg.org/
The information is in simple English, not a lot of fancy techno talk.

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