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Google alert claims users' Internet may shut down July 9Google is spreading information about the DNSChanger malware, but for some the warnings may persist even after removing the malware.
If you have been browsing the Web lately and have used Google's search services, you may find the search results page show a warning at the top that states "Your computer appears to be infected" along with a small description about systems not being able to connect to the Internet in the future. The message also includes a link to an information page that generally describes what malware is and how to detect it but to fix the problem you should visit http://www.dcwg.org/
As CNET's Declan McCullagh reported yesterday, this message from Google is an effort to help people who were infected with a widespread malware infection called "DNSChanger."
The DNSChanger malware is a Trojan horse infection that at its peak affected approximately 4 million PC systems worldwide, with about 500,000 of those being in the United States. When installed, the malware changes the system's DNS server settings to point to a rogue DNS network set up by the malware developers.
The FBI has run an impressive campaign for months, encouraging people to visit a website DCWG.ORG that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.
[highlight=#ffffff][left]Please visit http://www.dcwg.org/ if you see a warning message from Google. You will get a detailed instruction and steps how you can fix the problem.