Prof. Dean said Canadians can go to DCWG | DNS Changer Working Group
to check if their computers are infected and take appropriate measures. He said Canadians may also have to check routers to see if they have been affected, too, and reset them.
“We’ve got roughly 9,000 computers that still appear to be infected,” he said about the Canadian situation.
If computers have been infected due to the scam, they haven’t been able to perform anti-virus software or system updates, leaving them vulnerable to other malware, said Prof. Dean, who teaches in Queen’s University’s department of electrical and computer engineering.
The DNSChanger Trojan malware program at issue was created to redirect Internet traffic and hijack online searches.