Read up: How to check your computer for DNSCHANGER TROJAN [You Need to Do this]
As we reported moments ago, after finding out that the FBI has until 8 March 2012 to decide whether or not they will shut down servers across the internet to protect users against a virus called DNSCHANGER TROJAN; we’ve discovered just how users like us can check to see if we’re safe & such (translation: Whether or not you need to go to Best Buy screaming like a fat kid who lost his cake, demanding to speak to a Comp-u-geek to get your ish fixed).
DNS-OK (found here) will simply run a check on your systems to see if you’ve been infected with the virus, in the case that you have here are a few steps to try to remove it:
- Safe mode your computer
- While in safe mode, try and back up any important files, photos, music, videos, etc to preserve them on CD’s or flash drives of some sort.
If for some reason you’ve come down with the virus, we’d simply suggest doing what we mentioned above. Entering safe mode, and then backing your stuff up — and doing an immediate restore of your computer by using factory CD’s. (if you’re smart like us, you have DELL on speed dial).
Removing a virus like this could be hard especially for U.S users considering it appears to be a German? virus. If you’re in need of ass
- Kill Switch:FBI Could Shut Off Internet for Thousands on 3/8 (disclose.tv)
- Biz urged to blast DNSChanger Trojans before safety net comes down (go.theregister.com)
- FBI Shutting Down DNS Servers of the Day (geeks.thedailywh.at)
- Here’s How to See If the FBI Might Cut Off Your Internet March 8th [Security] (gizmodo.com)
- Half of Fortune 500s, US Govt. Still Infected with DNSChanger Trojan (krebsonsecurity.com)