By CNS IT
Published on July 8, 2012 1:51 pm MT Updated on September 24, 2021 4:33 pm MT Posted in Featured, General CNSIT
It has been reported on the Washington Post website and countless other websites that thousands of computers could lose internet access on July 9th 2012 due to a virus call DNSChanger. It is expected to affect approximately 4 million computers world wide.
This virus will redirect internet users to fake DNS servers which will send you to fake sites which will gladly sell you fake products to harvest your personal information. This virus has been known for quite some time and was actually shut down by the FBI back in November by the FBI building a safety net that redirected computers with the virus to correct DNS servers. However, that safety net is scheduled to go offline on Monday July 9th. Therefore, if you have the virus and didn’t know it, it could now cause problems because the FBI’s fix will not be available.
For details please visit the Washington Post article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/what-the-internet-doomsday-virus-is-and-how-to-fix-it/2012/07/05/gJQA67vhPW_story.html
To check to see if you have the DNSChanger virus, please visit: http://www.dns-ok.us/. There is a fix for the virus at that website as well.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this please feel free to contact CNSIT Helpdesk.