Chris' Corner: Potential Virus unleashed on Computers Monday July 9th, 2012!

Potential Virus unleashed on Computers Monday July 9th, 2012!

Potential Virus unleashed on Computers Monday July 9th, 2012!

A years-old virus created in Estonia could wreak havoc on your smartphones and/or computers if you are infected.  The DNS changer virus was designed to re-route internet traffic to sites where the group could profit from ad-clicks.  The FBI has prevented this from happening through a two-year program called Operation Ghost Click.  On Monday the FBI is shutting down these "temporary servers" allowing the internet to return to normal.  In most computers, this issue has been dealt with, but if you want to make sure you are not vulnerable, read on...

PC, Mac, Android, and iOS operating systems are vulnerable!

For more information, click on this CBC DNS Changer Virus story,
and for a quick test, scroll down to the bottom of this Canadian DNS Changer Test and click on [I agree], for a US Test, click here

If the banners at the top and bottom are GREEN
, you are safe, if they are RED, continue to this section: Instructions on how to test and remove Virus

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Comment balloon 8 commentsChris Smith • July 08 2012 08:30AM


Hi Chris,

Oh great, just a little more to have to be worried about.

Thanks for the great news this Sunday morning. Really, Thanks for the heads up on this potential problem.

I have my anti virus up top date. I hope it works properly.

Have a good day in South Simcoe, Canada.

Best, Clint Mckie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) about 8 years ago
Chris, thanks for the details on how to check to determine whether I'm vulnerable. Let's hope not!
Posted by Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR (Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434) about 8 years ago

Chris: Thanks for sharing this important information. We heard part of what had happened on the news yesterday; let's hope things can return to normal. Sure wish these folks would get a real job and quit playing havoc with others lives.

Posted by Carl Winters about 8 years ago

Thanks Chris for the heads up! Will be checking the computers before bed!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Hey Chris thanks for the heads up... will go check it out... Have a Happy Day

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) about 8 years ago

I am glad the culprits were caught Chris! Thanks for the information and since I was able to get online this morning I am least my computer is OK!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Phew,my computer go the green screen. I sometimes wonder why these clever people don't turn their attention to doing good things on the intrnet intead of creating all these annoying viruses. Some of these people are so smart, it's a real shame. 

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 8 years ago

Howdy and evening Chris

Chris my friend, I sure don't know how I miss your mighty helpful blog post about the Virus. I've been keeping an eye out for from day one of it being found. Sure hope it did not get your Computer!

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 8 years ago