Malware Monday is July 9th. Up to 64,000 Americans’ computers may still be infected by malware, which will cause their internet service to shutdown. As many as 50 Fortune 500 companies are infected and they don't even know it.
The FBI hired a private company to ensure that the hackers who originally started this mess didn't accomplish their destructive mission. Two servers have been set up to protect internet users from falling victim to the malware, but those will be shutdown as of 12:01 a.m., EDT Monday.
How can you make sure your computer isn't affected?
For a quick answer, click at this link DNS Checker and if the background is green, your computer is safe from malware. If the color is red, your DNS isn't clean and needs to be fixed of malware by late Monday.
New York Times reports that the most direct route possible is going to the FBI’s site, FBI Checker and enter your DNS information. The form is rather involved, however. Expect it to take some time in filling out.
McAfee has set up a site too: McAfee Checker. It appears to work and it's super easy. If your computer is clear of malware, McAfee will congratulate you.
Qualys also has a checker set up. Users can go to this page, Qualys Checker, and check for the DNS Changer Malware and any other problems that may be present on the PC.
Oregon's KVAL reports that Nerds on Call also has a page to check the DNS for malware. Head here CallNerds.com to do a last-minute check of your computer.
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