(DNS stands for Domain Name System and is what we use to get our computers to communicate. Somehow it converts website names like www.fbi.gov to numbers known as “IP” or Internet Protocol addresses.)
How do you know if you’re one? The FBI has identified and notified some of the victims. But just to be sure, click on the FBI’s webpage, where you can:
- Learn About DNS Changer Malware and How it Can Affect Your Computer
- Check Your Computer’s DNS Settings
- Register as a Victim of the DNS Changer Malware
And remember, just because you come up clean for DNS Changer doesn’t guarantee that your computer is free of other malware. Beware of clicking on email links or opening messages from strangers. Always keep your firewalls and other security software up to date.