ACMA Media Release 17- 29 March 2012
DNSChanger is malicious software (malware) that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.
Approximately 10,000 Australian internet users are currently infected with this malware.
If your computer is infected you need to remove it. If you don’t remove it by 9 July 2012, you won’t be able to connect to the internet.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority, 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. This website is dns-ok.gov.au. It only takes a second to check.
If you are infected, dns-ok.gov.au provides links to tools and detailed documentation that may help you remove the infection.
Additional information about DNSChanger is provided at the dns-ok.gov.au website, including an explanation of how DNSChanger will affect your ability to access the internet.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Blake Murdoch on (02) 9334 7817, 0411 504 687 or [email protected].