Check for DNS Changer malware at DNS OK site, before Jul 9 00:00AM EST.
DNS (Domain Name System) is the way a symbolic url name (eg. www.google.com
) will be translated to the underlying IP address (188.8.131.52)
DNS Changer interferes with DNS lookup system and directs your traffic to malicious sites (aka phishing). FBI had developed some safety net program to allow these infected computers to operate (because some fortune 500 companies were also affected), but they are shutting down that program tonight US Eastern time, which will result in infected computers not able to connect to internet.