Monday, July 9, 2012

List of Computer DNS Changer Malware affected IP's

PLDT-SMART encourage it's subscribers to check for DNSChanger Malware

A Computer malware was created in 2007 by internet hackers that modifies the Domain Name Server or Domain Name System (DNS) settings of the infected user. The DNS malware direct the users to rogue DNS servers owned by the hackers enabling to display of advertisements or products and also redirecting to fraudulent websites.

It also attempts to access devices on Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) networks router or home gateway by using common default usernames and passwords. If they are successful, the changes may impact all computer connected on SOHO.

DNS is a system used to convert domain names like gb-sb.blogspot.com into numerical internet protocol (IP) addresses that computers used to talk to each other. Your computer IP addresses are used to locate and connect to websites.


List of DNSChanger Malware affected IP's

Here are the range of DNSChanger affected IP's.  If your computer is configured to used one or more rogue servers, it maybe infected with DNS Malware. To make the comparison easier, the affected IP's starts with 85, 67, 93, 77, 213 and 64.

85.255.112.0 - 85.255.127.255
67.210.0.0 - 67.210.15.255
93.188.160.0 - 93.188.167.255
77.67.83.0 - 77.67.83.255
213.109.64.0 - 213.109.79.255
64.28.176.0 - 64.28.191.255

Affected Computers of DNSChanger Malware as of July 8, 2012


On November 2011, the group of FBI arrested several cyber criminals under the company name Rove Digital in "Operation Ghost Click" which distributes DNS changing viruses known as TDSS, Alureon, TidServ and TDL4 viruses.

To counteract it's initial effects, malicious DNS servers were shutdown and alternate temporary DNS servers were setup to give people time to clean up the infection. The bad thing is, on July 9, 2012, these temporary servers will be shutdown rendering infected computers unable to connect to internet.


How to Check your Computer from DNSChanger Malware?

For Windows

1. Click Start
2. Type CMD on RUN for Windows XP
3. Type CMD on search bar for Windows 7
4. On CMD window, type ipconfig/all
5. Check your DNS Server IP's (usually 3 lines from the bottom)

For Mac OS

1. Click the Apple Icon
2. Click System Preferences
3. Click the Network Icon
4. Check your DNS Server IP's


Anti-Virus Software for DNSChanger Malware

1. Hitman Pro
2. Kaspersky Labs TDSSKiller
3. McAfee Stinger
4. Norton Power Eraser
5. Trend Micro HouseCall
6. MacScan
7. Avira DNS Repair Tool
8. MS Windows Defender Online
9. MS Safety Scanner


To check your computer if infected with DNSChanger Malware, you can visit DCWG.


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2 comments:

John Cornish said...

My net was working fine.. so i guess i was not a victim of this virus...
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Virus Removal said...

No matter how carefully one uses the computer, they are still exposed to online threats and malware attacks.
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful information with us and thank god that i am not in the victim's list.

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