N/APosted on - 07/06/2012
The FBI is said to pull the plug of the DNS network that they have been taking over, which was created by some criminals. These criminals were behind the malware called DNSChanger that redirected many computers from around the world to certain web sites that they have created for their illegal scheme. By unplugging the said network on July 9, those computers that were infected will not be able to connect to the internet on that day. Is this a temporary outage or the users will have to do some serious fixing to be able to get connected again?
FBI to unplug the malware infected DNS Network
If those computers were on those infected networks, then the outage is permanent and that is why the FBI set up temporary servers to enable users to sort out their end using the tools the FBI provided on their website. The FBI provided a tool on their website for users to check whether their machines were infected with the DNSChanger virus and take steps to clean their computers using malware-removing software. Therefore, we can say the onus was on the user and the tool is still available on the FBI website for future detection of the virus.