How to detect and fix DnsChanger?

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FBI is going to shutdown all DNSChangers,

How to detect whether my system is changing is DNS or not ?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #128500

How to detect and fix DnsChanger?

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It is still possible to be infected with DNSChanger malware even after the FBI shut down the infected servers.

Fortunately, the FBI have set up a link you can use to scan your IP address to ensure that your computer has not been compromised by this virus set up by criminals. Just go here.

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How to detect and fix DnsChanger?

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In addition to above you can install a free tool from Microsoft called Microsoft Security Essentials download.

MSE downloads updates using windows update and keeps your computer clean of any known & new spyware programs that are released in the wild, so you can be sure that you computer has a layer or security against such software.

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How to detect and fix DnsChanger?

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I thought you were referring to those DNS server websites that offer open DNS to users around the world. The DNS Changer is actually a virus and they called it the “internet doomsday” virus.

It is a kind of malware that messes your computer’s way of properly connecting to websites. Since we all know that before your computer is able to connect directly to a particular website, it needs first to access the DNS servers to convert the URL or the web address to IP address to finally establish a connection.

But if a virus of this kind manages to ruin the DNS settings of your computer, it will surely be a struggle to connect your machine to any websites around the globe.

Actually, the FBI already took down the authors of the virus in November of 2011 and they are now putting some safety net of servers to better handle the traffic coming from those infected computers.

What the virus does is to redirect the infected machines to fake or counterfeit servers and who knows what information might be collected if you happen to be one of the users who visited these fake servers. Besides PC users, this virus also infected Mac users.

If you want to know more about the DNS Changer virus visit here.

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