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Google's Online Security Blog: Notifying users affected by the DNSChanger malware
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:00 PM
Posted by Damian Menscher, Security Engineer

Starting today we’re undertaking an effort to notify roughly half a million people whose computers or home routers are infected with a well-publicized form of malware known as DNSChanger. 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.

http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2012/05/notifying-users-affected-by-dnschanger.html
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Thanks for sharing. I've been having trouble getting onto the internet. Idk what it is, it's giving me a headache waiting for someone to help.
 
When you get down to the last ones, it may not do much good. As Paul Vixie said:

❝ Vixie said ISC’s ongoing research demonstrates that when the court order expires, there will still be in the vicinity of 300,000 DNS Changer-infected computers, in spite of the best efforts at remediation. Many users, Vixie said, are so untrusting and hostile that they resent being told they have a problem. ❞

I describe my own attempts once to tell people they were spreading a hoax https://plus.google.com/u/0/117903011098040166012/posts/Hy3HJcE8p4s . People really don't want to hear it. Magic incantations sent by their friends make much more sense to them than official statements from companies. If that weren't true, they wouldn't have fallen for it in the first place.
 
Linda nice info. but there is little confusing which kind of a Virus is that & what should we do if someone gives infected post so how can we knew about it...?
 
+shoaib ssia The virus spread was shut down months ago. However it left the DNS of many machines pointed at a set of servers that will be shutdown soon. When they are shut down, anyone who used to be infected will lose the ability to access the internet.
 
+Kee Hinckley Thank you for the information, it's helpful. Appreciate it. I have to hook up my laptop to the modem in order to work. What's worse, it's in the laundry room, how sad is that? funny.
 
Thanks Kee Hinkley...
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