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Have you run the DNS Changer?

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The DNS Changer malware has certainly been in the news recently. There are an estimated 250,000 computers worldwide that may still be infected so the odds of infection are low but if your computer is infected you may not be able to access the Internet on Monday, July 9, 2012. If you have updated antivirus software such as MySecurity, the odds are even lower. If you want to insure that your computer is not infected you can go to http://www.dns-ok.us/ for a free test.

There is a lot of traffic going to this webpage now so the page may not load on the first attempt. If your computer has been infected please call our business office at (503) 631-2101 for more information on how to resolve this issue and protect yourself from future problems.

So what is DNS Changer and how may it affect you?

DNS Changer is malware that hijacks a computer’s DNS settings. It changes them from a legitimate DNS server to a rogue server. The FBI has taken control of these servers and will be shutting them down on Monday, July 9, 2012. When they are shutdown, users that are infected will be unable to access websites until their DNS settings are corrected. The following is a link for more information on DNS Changer on the FBI website. http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911

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