Could Your PC Be Heading To Malware Armageddon 9th Of July
Are you aware that a Trojan is out there playing tricks on Macs and PCs? This malware is famous for redirecting the computerâ€™s internet traffic over servers that are malicious in nature.green101 25 May 2012
You may wonder why. Well, the reason behind that is technical, and it dates back to the year 2007 when the very first Trojan surfaced the internet. This Malware, which is capable of infecting both Mac and Windows computers, basically creates botnet by altering how the computer accesses Domain Name Service or DNS. You have to remember that DNS is very important when using the internet. It is through DNS that the web systematizes its addresses. It is also through this system that you simply type in dot.com or dot.net instead of long and perplexing IP address comprised of decimals, letters, or even numbers. It is through the DNS server which is operated by ISP or internet Service Provider that your computer or Mac communicates in finding all websites that you visit each day.
On the bright side of things, the operation known as Rove Digital was shut down by the FBI last November 2011. They were able to arrest six Estonian nationals culpable in the Trojan infection, and the malicious servers were shut down. In order to safeguard the infected machines from being disconnected from the web completely, FBI had set up DNS servers of its own. What is on the down side? Those secured and friendly servers will have to be shut down very soon. But originally, these servers were set up to run only for four months. However, a judge has ordered an extended operation until the 9th of July. This is for the reason that more than hundreds of thousands of computers are still infested by the malware. If your machine is one of the thousands that still has the malware, you will not be able to access the web for anything at all in July 9. This means that nobody will be able to download and install software like anti-virus to safeguard their computers.
So what can i do if my PC is infected by the malware?
You can visit the DNS Changer Check-up site . This should tell you if the DNS of your computer is working accurately. Should it prove to be positive of the Trojan, there is an organization known as DNS Changer Working Group which has a number of anti-virus tools you can use for cleaning up your infected Pc or Mac computer. Or download the FBI PDF for more information .
Given the extra time and the availability of cleanâ€“up tools, you can try all the possible ways on how to clean up your computer. The installation of a good anti-virus program on your computer will also be helpful. For more information about this, check Mashables