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The FBI is giving up the fight against the DNS Changer computer virus. They estimate over 360,000 computers will be infected when the dormant virus becomes active, diverting browsers to alternate sites. While the FBI is continuing it's pursuit of the hackers, the infection is so widespread that they are focusing on public awareness.
The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, www.dcwg.org, that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. This DCWG site has many useful links and instructive tools, too.
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The DCWG (DNS Changer Working Group) website explains an easy way to detect the malware. Here is the shortened version -
Click on this link - http://www.dns-ok.us/
If you see this green image on the http://www.dns-ok.us site, you are not infected
If you see this red image on the http://www.dns-ok.us site, you are infected
If you are infected, go to this webpage for fix - http://www.dcwg.org/fix
Since this isn't the only malware to change DNS, another useful tool is to keep the IP addresses of known DNS servers for manual setting. The Google Public DNS IP addresses (IPv4) are 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199
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