Public Service Announcement - DNS Changer Malware

This is the 6th post in a series called Public Service Announcements. My goal is to help you be aware of threats in the world of technology.

There has been a bunch of stuff on the internet the past few days about the DNS Changer Malware preventing your computer from connecting to the internet on Monday, July 9th.

What Is It?

The DNS Changer Malware is a piece of malware that changes the DNS settings on your computer. Once your computer becomes infected by the DNS Changer Malware you wouldn't be able to connect to the internet. The FBI set up a temporary solution for those that were infected so that they wouldn't have their connections disrupted. Those servers are being shut down on Monday, July 9th which explains why those who are infected will lose their ability to connect to the internet.

How To Determine If You Are Affected

It's really easy to determine if your computer is affected. Visit DNS Changer Check-Up

If you are not affected your screen will look like this.

If you are affected your screen will look like this.

What To Do If You Are Affected

If you are affected you can learn how to clean up your computer by visiting this website. If you are not comfortable fixing this yourself please contact me and I can help you out.

To Learn More

You can learn more on the FBI's website.