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Warning! DNS Malware Virus Will Shut Down Internet Service

Updated on July 6, 2012
The yellow dots show computer infections
The yellow dots show computer infections

DNS Changer Malware

Rove Digital, a nefarious company, has distributed DNS Changer malware, according to the FBI. The virus alters the DNS address that your computer uses to log onto the Internet with diverting to remote sites in Estonia. The website you normally see, may not be what it seems, whatever you think you see is malicious. Also, you may have no ability to go online until the malware is removed. Repair (if infected) by 12:01 a.m. EDT, July 9.

In April, over 360,000 computers were thought to have been infected, that amount has dropped to 277,000. It is estimated that 65,000 are infected in the USA, but that is an estimate. Most other countries have about 20,000 infected computers.

The FBI found out about this during an undercover cyber operation and the problem began when hackers ran online ad scams to take control of 570,000 computers by infecting them. However, the FBI realized that if they took down the infected servers, all the victims would lose their online connections.

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Yes, Red is bad.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for this information. I checked and we are ok... no read background. I am sharing this on facebook.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      I think everyone should not have complete trust in their virus programs, and it only takes minutes to do the online test from the site. Nothing to download etc.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Just heard this one the news this morning. We use Norton on our computers and hopefully we will be in operation on Monday. Great post and thanks for the warning.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Yes, green is good!

    • ib radmasters profile image

      ib radmasters 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      To have the virus would be like winning a lottery. Unfortunately, I could probably win this kind of lottery.

      I did try the FBI website, and it came up green. I just don't trust the government that well.

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      Janhorner 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the warning. I read somewhere about a computer disaster about to happen. I have McAfee security on my system so hope this will be sufficient to keep the bugs away!

      Jan

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