According to latest statistics released by F-Secure as of last month there are still around 300,000 unique IP addresses that are affected by this malware. And if appropriate measures are not taken, they are all set to get disconnected from the web coming Monday.
I guess you would want to definitely want internet on and after July 9. And if that is the case, you would want to be sure that your computer is not infected with DNSChanger malware. Want to know how you can check if your system is infected? Read on…
First of all considering that you are reading this you must be definitely somewhat technologically advanced and it is a safe bet to assume that you might be either using Facebook or Google websites. Both these companies have taken unto themselves to warn users if in case they think that the users’ systems is infected with the malware.
Secondly, DNS Changer Working Group has setup a quick check option through dns-ok.us. After you navigate to this site and if you see a green background, your system is looking up IP addresses correctly and you will not be off the grid on Monday. But, if you see a red background then you better take corrective measures. McAfee has setup a similar website.
Third, if you are technologically savvy and have dug deep into network settings and are aware of your DNS configuration you may also browse through to FBI’s website.
If any of the above raises a red flag, we suggest that you seek advice from a professional security professional who may get rid of the malware from your system. In case you want to try your hands on to removing the malware you can go through some suggestions provided by the Working Group.