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DNS-changing malware in the news this week

A well-publicized, DNS-changing malware was detected and temporarily thwarted by the FBI late last year.  The FBI will remove its temporary fix at midnight on Monday, July 9th, which could cause any remaining infected machines to lose their Internet connection.

 

Windows-based PCs managed by Bryley Systems under our Comprehensive Support Program are not at risk.  The risk to all other PCs exists, but most carriers of the DNSChanger malware had been notified previously.

 

To determine if your PC might have this malware, please visitwww.DNS-OK.us, a US site created to check the DNS settings on your computer.  If infected, the banner on this site will be red in color and will alert you.  (A Canadian version of this same test is available athttp://www.dns-ok.ca/. in both English and French.)

 

There are tools to remove this infection, but please feel free to contact us at 978.562.6077 if you require assistance.

 

 

See DNS-Changer Malware for additional information.