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Google To Warn Those Infected With DNSChanger Malware

DNS Changer Check-Up

DNS Changer Check-Up

Google will soon start issuing a warning to PC users infected with a type of malware known as “DNSChanger” that could completely cut them off from the Internet this summer. According to a post on Google’s official security blog, any PC user carrying the DNSChanger malware will see a warning when visiting a Google page that their computer is infected. It will also provide a link with details on how to remove the malware. As the security blog Krebs on Security mentions, this is the same malware that threatens to shut off infected PC users from the Internet after July 9. According to Krebs, DNSChanger disables antivirus software running on host computers and is often bundled with other, more potent infections. If it turns out that your machine is infected, it is strongly recommended that you have it professionally diagnosed and cleaned, if needed, to avoid further damage.

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