Avoiding Mondays Internet Blackout

It’s a fear that strikes terror in hearts of internet users everywhere the dreaded “Internet Blackout”. It seems the DNS Changer Virus/Malware is out to get you me and every other user on the net on Monday July 9TH 2012 at least according to the FBI.  Why is DNS important? The DNS system is what allows computers on the internet to convert user friendly names like Ebongeek.com to IP addresses that computers can understand. Systems infected with  the DNS Changer Virus/Malware redirects users to bogus websites. If you want to see if your system is infected use the links below. This is not the first nor will it be the last such threat, it’s part of modern life in a high-tech world. So are we headed toward an apocalyptic net crash?, probably not but there is no harm in taking precautions.

Checking for DNS Changer on Windows 7

Checking for DNS Changer on Windows XP

Checking for DNS Changer on Checking OSX