DNS Changer Malware

We’re coming down to the wire on the July 9 deadline for the FBI shutting down Internet servers involved with the DNS Changer Malware problem. You may not have heard about this issue even though there has been a great deal of information circulated. Here’s what the FBI says, in part, in their publication on the subject:
 
The FBI has uncovered a network of rogue DNS servers and has taken steps to disable it. The FBI is also undertaking an effort to identify and notify victims who have been impacted by the DNSChanger malware. One consequence of disabling the rogue DNS network is that victims who rely on the rogue DNS network for DNS service could lose access to DNS services.
 
You can do a routine check to see if your computer is infected. The graphic on THIS PAGE will have a green background if your computer is fine, a red background if your computer is infected. It’s not a guaranteed test so if you are experiencing other unexpected difficulties connecting to sites you are trying to reach you should seek professional help.
 
Also, if you are infected, you can check out the DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG) “Fix It” page HERE.
 
For a copy of the FBI document, CLICK HERE.
 

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Rev. Stephen B. Henry, PhD. is an author, web developer, small business consultant, and mentor. Steve provides technical and online presence support to small business owners, e-commerce providers, and entrepreneurs, including those who work from home. He can be reached by email at therev@ourhutch.com.

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