Jul 052012

The deadline of July 9th to to check your PC for the DNSChanger Malware is coming near.  If you don’t fix your infected computer you may lose email and web browsing capabilities.

The Fells Connection had this to say:

“The FBI has taken down an International Cyber Ring that has infected millions of computers world wide with malicious software. You need to check your computer so that you don’t lose the ability to connect to the Internet!

Here is a March 12, 2012 update from the FBI -“To assist victims affected by the DNSChanger malicious software, the FBI obtained a court order authorizing the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) to deploy and maintain temporary clean DNS servers. This solution is temporary, providing additional time for victims to clean affected computers and restore their normal DNS settings. The clean DNS servers will be turned off on July 9, 2012, and computers still impacted by DNSChanger may lose Internet connectivity at that time.” DNS-Domain Name System-is a critical Internet service that converts user-friendly domain names, such as www.fbi.gov, into numerical addresses that allow computers to talk to each other. Without DNS and the DNS servers operated by Internet service providers, computer users would not be able to browse websites or send e-mail.

You can test to see if you are affected by going to the following FBI website: https://forms.fbi.gov/check-to-see-if-your-computer-is-using-rogue-DNS and click on the first entry in the table labeled for english.

If this Check-Up site indicates that you are affected by DNSChanger, then visit http://www.dcwg.org/fix/ for information on how to address this problem. You may have to click on this web site several times to get it to open. If it is busy you will get the message Service Unavailable. Please try again later.”

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