Are you ready to avoid the malware meltdown tomorrow? Many thousands of PCs are going to be at risk all over the world. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had put a security ring around the deadly virus last year and the protection ends today.
You will have to first check whether your computer has been infected. Many people whose computers are infected with malware are going to lose internet tomorrow.
This attack can be avoided if you follow some simple steps. The crash is going to affect only those computers which have been infected with the Alureon/DNS Changer Bot virus when the FBI shuts down the servers at midnight tonight.
Users can visit www.dns-ok.us and check for a red background if your machine is infected or a green background to show that there is no infection. If you get a red background, you have to visit www.dcwg.org/fix. It will list free virus scanners and removal software. The best software available is Microsoft Windows Defender and Avira. It is also advisable to back up your files. The cause of this crash will be a piece of software that redirects you from trusted websites to other sites in order to steal information. This happened to at least a quarter million computers last year.
The FBI set up a safety net on noticing the attack, routing the infected machines through its server to wade off the spoofs. When the safety net goes off the server tonight, the machines that are infected will lose their internet connection without warning. These people will have to call their service providers for help in deleting the malware and reconnecting to the internet.