If you are having problems in connecting to the Internet today, you might be affected with the DNS Changer Malware.
You can quickly check here. If you see green then your DNS is in good health.
What is DNS Changer Malware?
According to yahoo news – It started in 2007, when a group of hackers — six Estonians and one Russian — allegedly started masquerading as Internet advertisers who were paid by the click, according to an 2011 indictment from the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in the Southern District of New York. In other words, if an ad got more clicks, they pocketed more cash.
FBI did a work around in fixing the problem by creating a temporary server because they could not simply shutdown the hijackers DNS Changer Malware server. If they do that, infected computers will be internet less.
Last Monday, July 9 was the last day. According to FBI around 64,000 is still infected.
How do I fix DNS Changer Malware?
The DCWG organization created a basic tutorial in removing the malware. There are a lot of ways and you can find them in DCWG website.