|Internet Doomsday July 9, 2012|
A vicious malware will prevent infected computers from connecting to the Internet on Monday, July 9, 2012.
Known as DNSChanger Malware, the US FBI says that infected computers are redirecting unsuspecting users to a bogus web site or to interfere with that user’s online web browsing. Hackers responsible for the malware are able to retrieve personal information and passwords. which, if infected, redirects them to fraudulent web sites and will prevent them from going online on Monday.
According to the FBI, the number of computers that probably are infected is more than 277,000 worldwide, down from about 360,000 in April. About 64,000 still-infected computers are probably in the United States.
To know whether your computer is among those infected, visit this diagnostic website set up by experts from Georgia Tech: http://www.dcwg.org/.
If the screen is green, it means you’re not affected. If the screen is red, your computer is infected with the DNSChanger Malware.
Did it show a red screen? Don't worry. You can remove the malware by using latest Anti-virus/Anti-malware software such as McAfee, Symantec, Trend-Micro, F-Secure, etc.