Will YOU lose the internet TODAY? Here’s how to avoid malware meltdown
If you cannot get on the internet today, there may be a good reason why – the FBI might be shutting you down. The U.S. law enforcement agency will be blocking up to 500,000 users around the world who have a malicious program installed on their computer. It will affect anyone who inadvertantly downloaded a piece of ‘malware’ called DNSChanger, which redirects users to fake advertising websites. Internet providers have plans to help their customers on Monday and others are braced for calls to helplines because thousands around the country whose computers were infected with malicious software more than a year ago faced the possibility of not being able to get online. The FBI is taking the unusual step in a bid to shut down DNSChanger, thought to have been created by Eastern European cyber-criminals.
THE SIMPLE STEPS TO STAY SAFE
If you are worried about the impending meltdown, follow these steps:
1) Visit this FBI-approved site – http://www.dns-ok.us – and see if you get an ‘all-clear’ green background or an ‘at risk’ red background.
2) If you have a red background, visit http://www.dcwg.org/fix which lists free virus scanner and removal software.
Our personal recommendations from the free range are Microsoft Windows Defender and Avira.
For more information, visit here: http://www.dcwg.org/detect/