Will you lose your internet connection on July 9th?Trojan.DNSChange
What It Does:
- DNS changing malware was redirecting web traffic for millions of computers.
- This traffic was routed through malicious networks controlled by criminals.
- If you are infected, your internet connection may stop working on July 9th.
How It Infects:
- Can be distributed by any means, including but not limited to: Email attachments, instant message attachments, infected websites, infected media or document files, peer-to-peer file sharing networks, or even downloaded by other malware.
- Infection can also be found in hyperlinks to infected websites from email, instant messages, and social networking messages or posts.
How To Avoid Infection:
- Visit this StopSign Knowledgebase article for a complete list of things you can do to secure your PC.
- Use extreme caution when you receive a link or attachment from anyone, even those you know.
- If using StopSign, be sure that the On-Access Scan is installed and enabled.
- If you think you might be infected, visit DNS-OK to see if your DNS settings have been changed.
If you find that you are infected:
- StopSign has a support process in place for those affected by this infection.
- Call 1-800-786-7744 for help getting your computer clean.
- StopSign detects and has had a write up about Trojan.DNSChange published for a few years.
Vulnerable Operating Systems: