Thursday, May 24, 2012 0 comments
Yesterday, Google has announced that it will now notify users affected with DNSChanger Malware. Users whose system is infected with DNSChanger, will see this warning message when they will search something on Google.
Message on this warning reads,
"Your computer appears to be infectedThe DNSChanger malware modifies DNS settings to use malicious servers that point users to fake sites and other harmful locations. DNSChanger malware was used by some cybercriminals to redirect users to some advertising pages and adverts that helped them make money. Although FBI seized control of the servers, and made them harmless. But millions of computers are still affected by this malware.
We believe that your computer is infected with malicious software. If you don't take action, you might not be able to connect to the internet in future.
Learn how to remove this software."
Best solution to prevent this malware is to fix the DNS settings of your computer. But you should know how to change these settings. This is he reason why Google has decided to join the awareness campaign.
Google said, "Our goal with this notification is to raise awareness of DNSChanger among affected users. We believe directly messaging affected users on a trusted site and in their preferred language will produce the best possible results. While we expect to notify over 500,000 users within a week, we realize we won’t reach every affected user. Some ISPs have been taking their own actions, a few of which will prevent our warning from being displayed on affected devices. We also can’t guarantee that our recommendations will always clean infected devices completely, so some users may need to seek additional help."