If it’s Monday, July 9 and you’re still online, breath a sigh of relief – your computer is not infected with the DNS Changer Malware that’s been around for a year or more. When the FBI cuts the servers on Monday this malware points to, all infected computers will lose their internet connection.

If you’re uncertain and want to be sure your computers are not infected, you can:

  • Update your antivirus and antimalware software and run them. Good antimalware software that can help you are Malwarebytes and Superantispyware. Others include:  Hitman Pro, Kaspersky Labs TDSSKiller, McAfee Stinger,  Microsoft Windows Defender Offline, Microsoft Safety Scanner, Norton Power Eraser, Trend Micro Housecall, MacScan, Avira.
  • Go to http://www.dcwg.org and follow the directions posted there.

Should Monday come and you lose your internet connection, all is not lost. Using another computer, download one of the above-mentioned antimalware applications to a flash drive. Then install the software from the flash drive to your infected computer. After running a scan and eliminating all discovered malware, restart the computer. Now you should have internet access once more.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Call us for an appointment at 201-689-1823 or email us at solutions@bergenit.net.