What is DNSChanger?
DNSChanger is a class of malicious software (malware) that changes a user’s Domain Name System (DNS) settings, enabling criminals to direct unsuspecting internet users to fraudulent websites and otherwise interfere with access to internet services.
An estimated four million users were affected worldwide. To avoid these victims losing access to internet services, the FBI worked with the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) to set up and operate a temporary but correct DNS solution.
This temporary solution will be switched off on 9 July 2012.
Users infected by DNSChanger will be unable to access internet services when the temporary DNS solution is switched off.
How to check if you’re Infected?
Go to http://www.dns-ok.gov.au/
(At the time of this writing the US version is being bombarded with people accessing it)
If it all checks out fine you should see some green text saying:
“You do not appear to be affected by DNSChanger”
If you are one of the few infected you can either follow instructions on the page or Contact Brilliant Geeks and we’ll help you with it.