D-Day for “DNS Changer” virus, but probably not for you.

July 9, 2012 is D-Day for the DNS Changer virus. If your computer has been infected by that virus, then you are at risk for losing access to the internet. Here’s how to tell if DNS Changer is a problem for you, and what to do about it if it is.

What to do about DNS Changer

The test for DNS Changer is simple. All you have to do is to visit a web site. But don’t wait for D-Day, which comes on July 9. If your computer has DNS Changer and you wait for D-Day, you won’t be able to access the web to fix the problem, putting you in a difficult spot. The time to fix the problem is now!

Test for DNS CHANGER: Here’s how:  Just visit http://dns-ok.us  If the background on shows GREEN, then you’re okay, but if the background is RED, then you’ve got DNS Changer!

Fix DNS Changer: Visit http://safety.live.com, and click the blue “Download now” button.  Allow this program to run, and it will fix the problem.

If you find yourself without web access on July 9, and the message in your browser simply says, “Web page cannot be displayed.”  Then you need help.  Give us a call at 515-299-4555, and we can fix it for you!


Meet the author

Dan grew up in New York State, and graduated from Queensbury High School in 1980. He received his bachelor's in computer science at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in 1984. He was a computer programmer at several insurance companies, and worked at Pioneer Hi-Bred for ten years. In July of 2002 after 18 years of programming, Dan founded Iowa PC Services, Inc. as a one-man computer repair business. He is an active member at the Grandview Church of Christ in Des Moines, and enjoys woodworking, walking, and grandchildren. Dan and his lovely wife, Donna, have two grown children and four grandchildren.