DNSChanger Servers Shutting Down Today

Today the FBI will be shutting down Internet servers that had previously allowed millions of Internet users, who were infected by the DNSChanger Trojan, access to the Internet. On July 9, Internet users who were affected by the Trojan will lose access to websites, email, chat, or social networking sites. DNSChanger Trojan is a nasty piece of malware that has been around for some time. To learn more, see this article.

Note that customers using McAfee antivirus products are currently protected from DNSChanger, provided the computer was not already infected before McAfee was installed. If you installed McAfee software after being infected, the malware is removed, but the changes the malware made to your network configuration require a manual correction.

If you have issues connecting to the Internet, please contact the IS&T Help Desk.


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