Is your computer infected?

If you don't remove it by 9 July 2012, you won't be able to connect to the internet.

Is your computer infected?, Malware, Virus, ACMA, Computers, Seniors, Australia

According to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), approximately 10,000 Australian internet users’ computers are currently infected with a type of malware called a DNSChanger. If you don't remove it by 9 July 2012, you won't be able to connect to the internet. Drew explains how to check if you are infected.

The ACMA, CERTAustralia (the federal government’s computer emergency response team) and the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy have collaborated to develop a diagnostic website that, in most cases, shows you whether or not you are infected with DNSChanger.

To check if you are infected, visit

If you are not infected, the words ‘You do not appear to be affected by DNSChanger’ will appear in a green box at the middle-top area of the page.


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    27th Apr 2012
    Thanks Drew and whilst I do not want to be a wet blanket the following comment appears in the body of the link

    "You do not appear to be affected by DNSChanger" whether they are affected or not.
    Not too sure what this means
    27th Apr 2012
    I believe it may be the organisation covering their behinds! They were nice enough to not list the ISPs who are diverting customers. My best guess is that Telstra, Optus and iiNet, the three largest in Australia, are not in this list.
    27th Apr 2012
    Thanks for you comments Drew..........its a threat well worth watching out for ............clay
    27th Apr 2012
    Thanks so much for this information Drew. Cherry May
    28th Apr 2012
    Great, i am not infected either. I run Microsoft 7 and I have a subscription to Kaspersky Internet Security. This is an aussie company based in Qld and it is most effective. Apparently and according to a computer wizard friend of mine Norton Security is not really compatable with Windows, therefore doesn't really do much.
    28th Apr 2012
    Sorry to have to disagree. enriquito2005 but Kaspersky Internet Security is not an Australian company but is actually headquartered in Moscow, Russia, they have offices in many countrys throughout the world.
    I don't doubt the effectiveness of their products and consider them far superior to Norton, as I won't have any of their products on my PC as they are resource Hogs!

    After using a variety of antivirus and firewall products I have now used Microsoft Security Essentials and the Microsoft Firewall on my XP SP3 PC for several years and have had no infections during that time.
    Nan Norma
    2nd May 2012
    Hi, Have to agree with that.
    28th Apr 2012
    I use Microsoft Security Essentials also and am very pleased with the results so far ..........LOL
    29th Apr 2012
    Maximum: You are quite correct. Sorry for the error, I only followed what somebody told me without checking the Internet first. Fortunately, I don't make this kind of error often.
    Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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