PSA: DNSChanger Trojan Shutdown On July 9th

PSA: DNSChanger Trojan Shutdown On July 9th

This is a last warning for users that are affected with the DNSChanger Virus. On Monday, July 9, 2012, the FBI will shut down their temporary DNS servers used with a DNSChanger trojan.

 To recap the DNSChanger virus from our previous post…

The DNSChanger Trojan is a worm that changes the infected computer’s DNS (Domain Name Service) to send its victims to malicious/fraudulent sites instead of the site they are requesting. It also prevents the victim from visiting any antivirus/security websites that can help diagnose or cure the infected computer. Based from a report, millions of computer are infected and users do not know that they are infected with the DNSChanger Trojan.

The shutdown was planned to help the country get rid of the DNSChanger Trojan. The people who are behind to the Trojan worm are arrested and behind bars at the moment and the Feds had given the permission to the FBI to set up temporary DNS servers to help users identify that their computers are infected with the DNSChanger Trojan and help remove the Trojan from their machine.

To be sure you are not affected by the DNSChanger trojan, you can visit the DNSChanger workgroup at On the site, there are instructions to check if your Mac/Windows/Operating System or even their router is infected with the trojan as well as instructions on removing the trojan from your system.

If you are affected by the DNSChanger trojan, time is running out; you have less than 100 hours to fix it before you are left in.