Google is attempting to notify DNSChanger malware victims before they lose internet connectivity

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Posted over on the Google Blog, you will find an article titled, “Notifying users affected by the DNSChanger malware“.

They tried this last year with limited success, but this time, they are more serious about it and the chances are good that you are, in fact, infected if you receive the message, “Your computer appears to be infected. We believe that your computer is infected with malicious software. If you don’t take action, you might not be able to connect to the Internet in the future.”

What is this malware anyway?  DNSChanger affects DNS only, as the name applies, and redirects queries to other websites. Some of the affected DNS servers have been replaced with temporary servers, however, on July 9th a court order will expire and those DNS servers will be shutdown, causing potentially hundreds of thousands of computer users to be without internet connectivity.

For more information about DNSChanger, malware in general or any other computer security related issues that may affect your business, please call 864.990.4748 or use our handy CONTACT FORM.

 

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