On Next Monday, 300,000 internet users will lose their connection. Make sure you’re not one of them (DNS Changer Check-Up) Protect Your PC
How can you detect if your computer has been violated and infected with DNS Changer and fix it?
Getting a virus on your computer can be an awful experience. In many cases, your computer might start doing really horrible things without you knowing, or spam people in your contact list. However, in the case of the DNSChanger virus, you may lose your Internet connection on Monday, the 9th of July.
The virus, which re-routes your Internet requests thanks to hacker’s servers, is getting the royal FBI smackdown come Monday, which is when many of those malicious servers will be shut down for good.
Mozilla posted a few tools to help you detect the DNSChanger virus, and fix the issue before it’s too late.
For example, this handy tool only requires you to visit the link. You’ll be shown your status immediately:
then you are not affected by DNSChanger and no action is needed.
If you didn’t get the green light, you can visit this page for instructions on how to get rid of DNSChanger before the 9th, or you might not be able to connect to the Internet.lease refer to the security guides from your operating system or the self -help references.
How can you fix, remove, and recover from a DNS Changer Violation?
If the Check-Up Site indicates that you are affected then either follow the instructions on that site or run one of the following free tools listed below to remove DNSChanger and related threats:
Name of the Tool
|Hitman Pro (32bit and 64bit versions)||http://www.surfright.nl/en/products/|
|Kaspersky Labs TDSSKiller||http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363|
|Microsoft Windows Defender Offline||http://microsoft.com/..-defender-offline|
|Microsoft Safety Scanner||http://www.microsoft.com/..../default.aspx|
|Norton Power Eraser||http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx|
|Trend Micro Housecall||http://housecall.trendmicro.com|
|Avira’s DNS Repair-Tool||http://www.avira.com/en...edgebas/1199|
Before fixing any problems, you’ll definitely want to make a backup of all of your important files, so that they don’t accidentally get wiped out. Get the pictures, documents and videos that you care about and drop them on an external drive, or on an available personal cloud service like Dropbox.
How do I protect my computer from viruses in the future?
Ensure you are regularly updating your operating system and web browser. It’s also important to ensure your plugins are up to date. Check out the following page to learn about keeping your plugins current: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck