[LINK] itNews: '... DNSChanger shutdown'

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Mon Jul 9 12:50:59 AEST 2012

On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 5:22 PM, Kim Holburn <kim at holburn.net> wrote:

> I am sick of this.  I don't know why they helped prop infected
> machines up for this long.  Just shut the servers down for goodness
> sake.  Anyone still running an infected windows box should have their
> computer license revoked.

Because being "infected" with DNSChanger doesn't mean that you have any
malware installed.

It does (probably) means that at some stage in the past you were infected,
but that infection could have been fixed, or you could have even bought a
new PC.

The problem is that DNSChanger changed DNS settings not just on the machine
it was infected on, but also (in some cases) on the router on the local
network.  That router isn't "infected" in any true sense of the word, it
just has the wrong DNS settings.


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