I wrote about a major malware (malevolent software) problem called DNSchanger on April 21 (at http://goo.gl/vGuSS) and again on April 22 (at http://goo.gl/A5vtC). This scumbag piece of software reportedly has infected four million Windows PCs and perhaps 500,000 Macintosh systems.
Many web sites have written articles about this malware, often exaggerating the severity of the problem. After reading several of these stories, I am reminded of a story I first heard in my childhood that claimed "The sky is falling, the sky is falling." In fact, the DNSchanger malware is no worse than dozens of other viruses, trojans, and similar malware that has been around for years. Even better, the DNSchanger software is easily removed from an infected computer.
Writing in the Windows Secrets newsletter, Woody Leonhard has provided a more serious evaluation of the problem, along with suggestions on how to remove DNSchanger from an infected computer. You can read his article at http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/dnschanger-is-not-the-end-of-the-world/.
While there, you might read some more of the articles in the Windows Secrets newsletters. It is one of the better publications for Windows users and it occasionally carries Macintosh articles as well. Take a look at http://windowssecrets.com.
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