‘DNSChanger’ Malware

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By now, most of you already know about the ‘DNSChanger’ malware that infected more than half a million computers a few years ago. When the FBI arrested the culprits and shut down their servers, the FBI set up replacement servers so people with infected computers would still have Internet access. However, if your computer is still infected, you will lose Internet access on Monday when the FBI shuts down the replacement servers once and for all.

To check your computer, go here: http://www.dns-ok.us/

If you are infected, go here for instructions on how to remove the malware: http://www.dcwg.org/fix/

For more information, here’s the link to a recent Wired.com article: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/07/dns-changer-going-dark/

or the FBI’s page: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911

(yes — the FBI page looks like a fake Web site, but it’s real)

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