If you have ‘Alureon’ virus in PC than you will get kicked off internet tomorrow

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If you personal computer is infected with ‘Alureon’ virus than you will be kicked off internet on Monday.

Web-users are being warned to ensure their computers are clear of the nasty ‘Alureon/DNS Changer bot’.

This piece of software found its way onto hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide late last year. The software was designed to re-direct you away from trusted websites, towards spoof websites in a bid to steal financial and personal information, Daily Mail reports.

When the attack was noticed, the FBI took the unusual step of setting up a ‘safety-net’, routing infected machines through their server to stop the ‘spoof’ attacks.

But these servers will be taken down on Monday, and when this happens, people still infected are likely to lose their internet connection without warning.

The warnings about the problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website.

Despite repeated alerts, the number of computers that probably are infected is more than 277,000 worldwide, down from about 360,000 in April. Of those still infected, the FBI believes that about 64,000 are in the United States.

Despite repeated alerts, the number of computers that probably are infected is more than 277,000 worldwide, down from about 360,000 in April. Of those still infected, the FBI believes that about 64,000 are in the United States.

To check whether a computer is infected, users can visit a website run by the group brought in by the FBI: http://www.dcwg.org.

The site includes links to respected commercial sites that will run a quick check on the computer, and it also lays out detailed instructions if users want to actually check the computer themselves.

Blog post Written by Web Desk and You can visit the original article at http://www.thenewstribe.com

Tags : Alureon, virus, PC, internet, DNS, softwares, computers

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