I posted something about a month ago, but the title was a bit "techy" and I didn't say much before, so I want to repost and make sure all users of glocals are aware of this very real problem.
There is a fairly major DNS infection that is out there and needs to be taken care of TODAY (Sunday, 8 July 2012), as it might cause your computer not to work properly as of 8 July 2012 at 21:01 MST (GMT -7) which 05:00 09 July 2012 here in Geneva.
I won't bore you with the details about this infection, but here are the important things to know:
1. This will not delete any of your files or cause any real damage to your computer. At most, your internet might be interrupted until you fix the issue.
2. Your DNS server addresses might have been changed. Basically, DNS is the "operator" that tells your computer what "IP address" (like a phone number) your computer needs in order to reach a specific web site. You type in google.com, the DNS server translates that to 126.96.36.199 and directs you to the correct website.
3. Some years ago, some rogue DNS servers were set up and individuals' computers were changed to use those rogue servers. Those rogue servers were disconnected and new ones put in place that work correctly, but they will be shut off later today.
MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED TO DO RIGHT NOW
Just go to this website: www.dns-ok.us.
OK: you see the picture with the green background
INFECTED: you see the picture with the red background
If you see the red image and don't know or can't figure out how to change it, just email me (email@example.com) or call me (+41.79.783.09.90) or Skype (davidnitzsche-bell) or just find someone who can help you. The fix takes about 2-5 minutes, but due to variations between different versions of Windows and Mac and whether you are connected wirelessly or by a cable (or both!), it's not feasible to put together a simple follow-these-simple-steps for the fix.
Have a great day and I hope you see green!