The FBI might shut off the internet for millions on March 8, 2012 in an attempt to rid the country’s Internet infrastructure of the DNS Changer Trojan.
We’re going to show you how to check to see if your computer is infected, but first we’re going to tell you a little about why this is happening.
The DNS Changer Trojan originated in Estonia and might have infected at least a half-million computers in the United States. It has been found on the computers at half of the Fortune 500 companies and on computers at 27 government agencies. The Trojan changes an infected computer’s DNS settings to send users to fraudulent and malevolent websites. The Trojan is has another twist too — it prevents you from visiting security websites that could diagnose or remove the infection. The group authorities suspect are behind the Trojan have been arrested, the FBI and the Estonian government and not been able to kill the Trojan’s botnet.
It’s really simple to see if your computer is infected with the DNS Changer Trojan just visit this site. The site will run a simple check on your computer to see if your computer is okay or infected.
I just checked my computer and I’m not infected. See?