People are starting to pay attention to the information about the DNSChanger Virus that has infected hundreds of thousands of systems in the United States and around the world. There could be up to 4 million infected hosts throughout the world.
On July 9th, 2012 if you haven’t checked your system for the DNS Changer Virus and you have it, you will not be able to use the Internet. The effected systems are Windows or Mac systems. This means that if you access the Internet from an iOS device, Linux or from an Android OS device you’re good to go and are not infected.
So why won’t your computer be able to access the Internet if you have the DNS Changer Malware? Your DNS settings are changed by the virus rerouting you to hijacked servers that serve ads from the hackers that have amassed millions in ad dollars. The FBI took over these hijacked servers and have started making people’s computers infected by the virus go to destinations without ads.
The government can’t afford to continue to operate all of these servers so they’re turning them off on July 9th, 2012 and at that point infected computers will be trying to access a server that doesn’t exist.
So let’s get the DNS Changer Virus removed from your system. We have provided some videos below to walk you through how to get it removed from your system as well as resources from the FBI Removal page that describes what actions you can take.
The information on the FBI page that is called Check To See if Your Computer is Using a Rogue DNS states:“The FBI is seeking information from individuals, corporate entities, and Internet Services Providers who believe that they have been victimized by malicious software (“malware”) related to the defendants. This malware modifies a computer’s Domain Name Service (DNS) settings and thereby directs the computers to receive potentially improper results from rogue DNS servers hosted by the defendants.
If you believe you have been victimized in this case, please type your DNS information into the search box below.
Information on how to determine your DNS settings, along with other technical details about DNSChanger, can be found at www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911/dns-changer-malware.pdf.”
The easiest way to check if you’ve got the DNSChanger Malware is to go to:http://www.dns-ok.us
If you see a screen that looks like our above graphic you are good to go. You should still probably get some anti-virus software and malware removal software to remove any spy programs or hidden trojans on your PC. When issues like the DNS Changer virus come up it’s always a good reminder to make sure you’re protected and your computer is safe from hackers.
There are popular products that will protect your computer all the time from viruses, trojans, spy programs and a lot more. Some of the best rated products are created by companies like Kaspersky and Norton. Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 and Norton Internet Security 2012 are quick to download and will provide you with premium protection from just about anything you might run into.