Recently Google has issued a warning to its users that If your computer is infected by malicious software, called as DNSChanger, then remove or fixed it before July 9 another you could lose your internet connection on July 9.
Google starting awareness from this week to half a million people whose computers/routers are infected by DNSChanger malware.
“After successfully alerting a million users last summer to a different type of malware, we’ve replicated this method and have started showing warnings via a special message that will appear at the top of the Google search results page for users with affected devices,”
What is DNSChanger Malware:-
The DNSChanger malware modifies DNS settings to use malicious servers to redirect traffic to unintended and illegal sites and prevent users from accessing the updates necessary to remove it.
DNSChanger attempts to modify the settings on home routers as well, meaning other computers and mobile devices may also be affected. Google says that any users of its search tools who are detected redirecting to DNSChanger’s substituted domains will see the stark warning splashed on top of their search results page.
The Domain Name System (DNS) translates familiar web address names like google.com into a numerical address that computers use to send traffic to the right place. The DNSChanger malware modifies DNS settings to use malicious servers that point users to fake sites and other harmful locations. DNSChanger attempts to modify the settings on home routers as well, meaning other computers and mobile devices may also be affected.
First of all, FBI has detected DNSChanger malware and detects that overall approx 350,000 machines are infected word-widely by DNSChanger, within this 85,000 are only in the U.S. and 20,000 are in UK.
How to Remove DNSChanger Malware:-
By visiting this link FBI Check DNS you can check your DNS and find out that your system is infected or find suitable solution.