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DNSChanger Trojan infected computers Jul 9, 12 "Drop Dead" date


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FYI. One can skip the detail and run a check at http://www.dns-ok.us/ or other diagnostic sites in the links below.

 

"If it is July 9 and you don't know where your Internet went, you might want to get in touch with

the DNSChanger Working Group (DCWG)

 

Monday is the "drop dead" date for people whose computers are still infected with the DNSChanger Trojan to get rid of it. Those who haven't may not lose Internet access entirely, but Paul Vixie, of the nonprofit Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), said, "some of them will lose the ability to look up domain names, which will stop their Internet access in most cases. Others will see significant slowdowns.""

 

 

Other links with information:

http://krebsonsecuri...500/#more-15678

 

 

One can view DNS settings in the network card configuration screen or type "ipconfig /all" from a command prompt. A list of rogue DNS Servers is here

http://www.dcwg.org/...r-on-windows-xp/

If your DNS settings come from a home router, look there and/or connect to a detection site such as http://www.dns-ok.us/ . Output follows. Note that in this case, a home router could still be using rogue DNS settings so should be checked.

 

DNS Changer Check-Up

 

DNS Resolution =

GREEN

Your computer appears to be looking up IP addresses correctly!

 

Had your computer been infected with DNS changer malware you would have seen a red background. Please note, however, that if your ISP is redirecting DNS traffic for its customers you would have reached this site even though you are infected. For additional information regarding the DNS changer malware, please visit the FBI's website at:

http://www.fbi.gov/n.../malware_110911

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