How can you fix, remove, and recover from a DNS Changer malware
Below are the instructions from dcwg.org on how to fix once you are infected with the DNS Changer Malware, follow the instructions below on how deal or remove the virus but before doing any attempt to remove the malware please check your system very carefully if you are infected or not with the DNS Changer malware. Please visit website for more details on how to check whether your are infected or not.
Below are some steps to follow:
- The first thing you want to do is make a backup of all of your important file
- Either you or a computer professional that you rely upon and trust should follow the “self help” malware clean up guides listed below.
- Once you have a clean PC, follow instructions for ensuring that your DNS settings are correct. If you’re not using a new PC, you’ll want to check that your computer’s DNS settings are not still using the DNS Changer DNS servers.
- After you have fixed your computer, you will want to look at any home router you’re using and make sure they automatically use DNS settings provided by the ISP.
- Changing DNS is only one of the functions of the malware kits. The malware could have been used for capturing keystrokes or acting as a proxy for traffic to sensitive sites like bank accounts or social media
- Please take immediate steps to safe guard your computer and data if any of the test indicate that you might be violated with DNS Changer. If the Check-Up Site indicates that you are affected then either follow the instructions on that site or run one of the following free tools listed below to remove DNSChanger and related threats:
Name of the Tool URL
Hitman Pro (32bit and 64bit versions) http://www.surfright.nl/en/products/
Kaspersky Labs TDSSKiller http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363
McAfee Stinger http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx
Microsoft Windows Defender Offline http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline
Microsoft Safety Scanner http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx
Norton Power Eraser http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx
Trend Micro Housecall http://housecall.trendmicro.com
Avira http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/1199 Avira’s DNS Repair-Tool
For more detailed instructions on how to remove the malware please visit http://www.dcwg.org website