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Jul062012

DNS Changer Malware - Will You Be Able To Access The Internet On Monday

At 1.00pm this Monday July 9th you could find the internet will stop working for you.

When you are searching the internet and you are not ending up where you expected to , for example , you key a search in Google and end up at another strange search engine.

That means you may have infected with DNS Changer malware.

DNS name servers translate domain names into IP addresses

You will need to get this malware removed or the preferable thing is to format and reinstall the operating system.

How do you check if you have the DNS Malware , go to http://dns-ok.gov.au/

How many computers will be infected:
Estimates place the number of PCs worldwide at between 1 billion and 2 billion.
That means the 250,000 or so still-infected computers represent fewer than 2-100ths of a percent (0.02 percent) of all PCs in the world.
Infected machines had their Domain Name System (DNS) settings altered so websites would redirect to servers controlled by the criminals.
Background
international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of more than 570,000 infected computers around the world. 
The scammers reportedly earned millions in affiliate and referral fees by diverting users through those sites.
When the FBI went in to take down the hackers late last year, agents realised that if they turned off the malicious servers being used to control the computers, all the victims would lose their internet service.
The FBI brought in a private company to install two clean internet servers to take over for the malicious servers so that people would not suddenly lose their internet.
Solution
DNS Changer Malware will affect your PC and probably your router 
If your computer is infected with this malware this would increase your chances of being infected with other malware.
You need to remove this infection and have a CLEAN computer – there are lots of tools available however the best solution is to format the computer and reload the operating system.
Software solutions to fix this are available here:

You will also need to reset your router to the correct settings from your isp and the best way is to wipe the current settings and start fresh.