DNS Changer Virus Check-Up

Many of you probably saw this come out via the news today. I did my due diligence and researched as much as I could to verify that this was NOT a hoax before passing it on. It is posted on the FBI's site, as well as Norton's and most of the news syndicates. The title of this post links to the USA Today article that was the most comprehensive of those I found.

This virus caused major problems last year but some of the damage was avoided because of servers that were put up to protect those that had been infected. Well, those servers are coming down this summer, so now is the time for you to get your Windows based system checked to make sure you are not infected. A resolution can be found, you just need to know before July when finding that resolution via the Internet might not be possible for those infected.

This page on the FBI's site lists several websites you can use (based on your location, pick the closest one), so that you can check your Windows based system. If you get a green symbol, you are fine. If you get a red symbol, then your computer is infected but you can fix it by visiting one of the listed sites. Most antivirus softwares (AVS) can clean this from your system, as long as your AVS is current and up to date.

The DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG.org) was created just to deal with this issue and their site has all the links I have provided here and tons more information. I just wanted to put this out there in case users were fearing that this was a hoax. You definitely want to find out if you are infected and get it taken care of before you lose access to the Internet. Don't wait to find out the hard way that you are a victim of this crime.

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city said…
nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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