Fix DCWG “DNS Changer” malware – infected computers to be cut from internet July 9

The “DNS Changer” malware is present on hundreds of thousands of personal computers around the planet. Diagnose and fix below.

DNS Changer infection heat map screenshot - img Russ Imrie

DNS Changer infection heat map screenshot – img Russ Imrie

DCWG has a page (click here)  with simple one-click diagnosis( ) and links in many languages to information and tools to rid yourself of the malware. The “heat map” showing regional infections indicates Eastern Europe, Brazil and the Eastern US as most infected.

I ran the diagnosis on my Mac and I’m ok. You? Point being, on July 9 the FBI will render every computer running the malware unable to connect to the internet in a final step of stomping it out.

distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

Russell Imrie is a  Web Content Specialist, webmaster and an American Indian blogger living in the Washington DC area.

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5 responses to “Fix DCWG “DNS Changer” malware – infected computers to be cut from internet July 9

  1. I leave a response when I like a article on a website or if I have
    something to contribute to the discussion. Usually it’s caused by the fire displayed in the post I looked at. And after this post Fix DCWG DNS Changer malware – infected computers to be cut from internet July 9 | Suptweet’s Blog.
    I was excited enough to drop a thought ;-) I do have 2 questions
    for you if it’s okay. Could it be just me or do a few of the responses look like they are coming from brain dead visitors? :-P And, if you are writing on additional sites, I’d like
    to keep up with everything fresh you have to post.
    Could you list all of your community pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?


    • Hi
      My FB is private – family and old friends. My Twitter is tweedyBard, I also run @MoveOnDC (that has a FB page that languishes but that will go away as election is over with although I will keep Twitter going, have some cool followers). I also Tweet with @MediaSeenToo on film, books, intellectual property. I also created and still run – a VERY old site that I will migrate into a WordPress blog in the spring.
      I am baffled by “brain dead responses” as I actually see few comments, braindead or otherwise.
      I will also be contributing to the China Daily Mail blog moving forward.
      My YouTube channel is akadad1950, random stuff.


    • BTW what is ? I get what, a spam site? a proxy?


  2. When I try to click on the DCWG page to check my computer, I get the message pop up that says “service unavailable”. How can I check if my computer has this malware?


    • Problem is DCWG is overwhelmed – try again. Are you in US? I think the exposure FOX gave this sparked a HUGE upsurge in hits at the DCWG site.
      Sorry – I can only get into it once in while and even then it’s without any graphics. Cheers, Russ.


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