DNSChanger Virus

A special Sunday edition of our blog.

If you not heard already, hundreds of thousands of people are likely to be confused on Monday when they start up their computer and can’t connect to the Internet.

Your  network connections will be fine, but attempts to visit your  favorite domains  GoogleYahoo, CNN, Upstream Marketing BlogNASCAR, etc will be fruitless.

What happened?  You were a victim of the DNSChanger virus.

Between 2007 and October of last year, the DNSChanger virus infected four million computers in 100 countries, according to the FBI.

Most times without the victims’ knowledge, the computers were turned into drones that were instructed by rogue servers to visit websites and click on ads in a scheme to generate fraudulent advertising revenue.

There are many websites that go into great detail about the DNSChanger virus.  For me, I just wanted to make sure I did not have the DNSChanger virus.  I visit hundreds of websites every day, so not being able to connect to a particular site would affect my business.

McAfee’s DNS Check tool is an easy to use tool for making sure your computer is not affected by the DNSChanger virus.

I checked and I’m not affected….  Take time to check if your home or office computer is.

 

 

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