How to Get Rid of DNSChanger Trojan Virus on Windows?

DNSChanger Trojan Virus was first discovered around 2007, and since then it has infected millions of computers and can black out Internet over thousands of computers and blocks you from accessing the Internet on your DNS Server. This DNSChanger changes the DNS server settings to some other fraudulent servers. If your computer is affected, immediately rectify it in order to access the Internet and to save your computer from the unknown threat.

DNSchanger Trojan Virus

Domain Name System (DNS) Server

Domain Name System server (DNS server) which is a free Internet service which converts the domain name to the actual IP address. For example, when you type http://google.com on your browser, it is converted in to its respective IP address 173.194.70.138 by a DNS server. Since, it’s difficult to remember the IP address of different websites, they are given a specific name and that name is converted into IP address by the DNS server. Without DNS server, you would not be able to access websites, send e-mail, or use any other Internet services.

DNSChanger

The DNSChanger is a Trojan virus that enters any computer while downloading any file or when the user downloads it unknowingly from some useless or other rogue websites, banners, ads, etc. It replaces the existing original DNS servers settings on the user’s computer with fraudulent servers operated by the criminals. As a result, the user is unknowingly redirected to websites that distributed fraudulent software or displayed ads which are intentionally made to put money into the bad guys’ pockets.

Once the DNSChanger virus enters your system, it will disable the antivirus or any other security software running on it. Also, it will not allow the user to visit any security websites. If it’s not removed, then there won’t be any access to Internet. And, nowadays life without Internet is unimaginable.

Detect Whether the Computer is Affected by the DNSChanger Trojan Virus or not

To find out whether your computer is affected by such trojan or not, you just need to download DNSChanger Removal Tool from Avira and run it. It will inform you if your computer is affected or not. Alternatively you can find out by visiting a German site www.dns-ok.de (or) else if your DNS servers are within these range given below, then your computer is affected.

64.28.176.1 – 64.28.191.254
67.210.0.1 – 67.210.15.254
77.67.83.1 – 77.67.83.254
85.255.112.1 – 85.255.127.254
93.188.160.1 – 93.188.167.254
213.109.64.1 – 213.109.79.254

Solution to get rid of DNSChanger Trojan Virus

To resolve the problem on Windows OS users, follow the steps described below and the DNSChanger Removal Tool functions for all Windows i.e. Windows 7, Vista, XP, etc.

  • Download the DNSChanger Removal Tool from Avira
  • No need to install it. Just double-click on the file and run it
  • The tool will first check if your computer is affected or not
  • If affected, it will apply the recommended changes within the DNS settings
  • Restart of Windows will be necessary after the execution of the tool and a successful repair.

If upon running the DNSChanger Remove Tool the problem persists or when nothing works out, then just reinstall the Windows Operating System. This is the last and best solution to the problem.

FBI has uncovered a network of rogue DNS servers and the accused one who are allegedly involved in making the Trojan. It is necessary for the entire Internet user to scan their computer, in order to prevent the system from being infected by DNSChanger Trojan Virus.

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