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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Act Now or Lose Internet Connectivity on July 9, 2012 (Monday)

Its not about one or two but close to half-million computers that may lose internet connectivity on July 9, 2012 (Monday). This is in lieu of malware threat that made US shut down during last November. The malicious software is expected to have infected many thousands computers world-wide. The malware attack has even alerted FBI who has launched a website specially to deal with the issue. This malicious software gains access to your financial and personal information by means of spoofing. So, its a high time you find out if you are also one of those who are infected and if yes, what to do to avoid losing internet connectivity on Monday, July 9, 2012.

Steps for Windows 7 Computer Users to Detect the Malware Infection & Avoid Losing Internet Connection on July 9, Monday.

Click Start button. Type command cmd and open DOS prompt.
Type ipconfig /allcompartments /all and hit enter.
On the output screen, go to Ethernet adapter section and find out the DNS servers listed. Note down these numbers.
Go to this page on DCWG site. This page has listed down all the DNS numbers which are infected. Try to see if yours exist in this list. If yes, then your computer is indeed infected with the malware and you better be prepared to lose internet connection on July 9. If not, you need not worry as you won’t be hit during DNS change servers shut down on Monday.

How to Clean your computer of DNSChanger Malware Infection

First and foremost, you must take backup of all of your important files, documents and data.
You can use any of the tools listed on this page of DCWG site to clean up your computer.
After you have done with the necessary cleaning, ensure to check the DNS settings and confirm you are not using DNS Changer DNS servers. See here to manually change the DNS settings.


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