Will Your Computer Crash Monday? Run This Simple FBI-Approved Test

For some, there will be no Internet access after Monday.

The Internet is abuzz about the DNS Changer computer malware that is expected to leave some without Web access on Monday.

The nasty bug came to light last year when it was reported that international cyber criminals were taking control of computers.

The problem was so concerning that the FBI responded by running a computer intervention. (Click here to read more from the FBI on the DNS Changer malware.)

It is estimated that about 277,000 computers worldwide — 64,000 of them in the United States — may still be infected with the malware, and on July 9 the FBI is disabling its stopgap measure. So for some, there will be no Internet access after Monday.

To find out if your computer will be still be connected on Monday, visit FBI-approved www.dns-ok.us for a simple online test that will tell you if you're good to go.

Heidi Golgart-Hastings Ward July 09, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I work for an email filtering security company and here is some great information from McAfee: http://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/consumer-threat-alerts/internet-users-take-these-actions And here is a free system test that they have made available: www.mcafee.com/dnscheck
Cat July 10, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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Martha L. Bridges July 10, 2012 at 01:56 PM
I understand that the FBI has arrested the group responsible in time to avert any major disruptions. The anit-virus software vendors and the FBI did their jobs very will, and we should all appreciate their rapid response.
Kenny Botvinnik March 15, 2013 at 10:02 PM
very interesting article, just in case your computer crashes.. you can always contact me.. my site: http://computerrepairsgodalming.co.uk


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