Around 300,000 laptop and more than that computer owners are carrying the DNSChanger Malware virus without their knowledge. This unlucky result is that the computer user won’t be able to surf the net as of 12:01 a.m. EDT Monday, July 9.
As documented in the FBI, the number of computers afflicted is likely a little more than 277,000 internationally, reduced from about 360,000 in April. All about 64,000 still-infected computers are most likely in th USA..
The Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/20/fbi-internet-july_n_1441260.html confirmed in April that the problem all started when international hackers ran an online advertising campaign scam to take control over infected computer systems.
To check, users can go to www.dns-ok.us. If you do in fact see a red surroundings, your system has been infected, and though green signals very good news, you could still be at risk.
Okay, now what to do just in case your computer is infected?
If you find out that your laptop or computer has been infected:
- Make sure to call your Internet supplier or the company and have it support you get your DNS modified.
- Remove and replace the passwords for all your internet websites and applications. This may take a one hour or two, but switching your passwords now and then is a recommended action to take anyway.
- Finally, follow the steps at http://www.dcwg.org/detect/. It is strongly recommended to back up your records.
For a lot more links you can click here.