News Flash: FBI Shutdown of Internet Servers

Several clients have asked me if their computers are going to be ok on Monday so I thought you might be wondering too.

If you who don’t know what I’m talking about I’ll explain briefly.  Tens of thousands of computers are infected with a virus called DNSChanger, which redirects their Internet traffic to malicious domain name servers.

Last year, the FBI caught the hacker group responsible and replaced the malicious servers with clean servers. This was a temporary solution to give people with infected computers time to remove the virus.

Unfortunately, many people still haven’t taken action. When the FBI shuts down the temporary servers on July 9, those people could lose Internet access.

You are using anti-virus protection, Right?!  So you should be fine. But if you want to be sure, go to http://dns-ok.us    This site will indicate whether your computer is looking up websites correctly. If it shows green, then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

If  it shows red, then you need to run anti-virus software ASAP.

If you have any questions or problems, just let me know.

In Joy,

Mardi

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