DNS Virus – Information and Removal



There have been many different forms of the same type of DNS Virus circulating throughout the globe. Many users who are infected with a DNS Virus may not even be aware of it. However, if you are infected or believe you may be then you should scan your computer and remove any possible DNS infection immediately. Scan and removal instructions are at the end of the article.


To briefly explain the DNS system we will use a telephone directory as an example. When you look up the name of a specific person the telephone directory will have that person listed and show the telephone phone number. You then use the telephone number to connect with the specific person.


The DNS system does exactly the same. You enter a website address (URL) and the DNS system provides your computer with the IP address of the web URL you wish to visit. Your computer then connects to the website using the IP address that the DNS server provided.


The typical DNS setting on a non-infected computer is either set to receive website location information from a trusted server, or receives the website location from your internet service provider. When you enter the URL of a website you wish to connect to, the DNS system tells your computer the IP address in seconds and you are connected to the website. The DNS settings within your computer are extremely important and dictate exactly where your browser goes to.

The DNS settings within your computer are extremely important and dictate exactly where your browser goes to.



A DNS Virus completely changes the website URL and IP address location system within your computer. When the DNS settings on your computer are changed your computer will be set to communicate with a malicious and non trusted DNS server.


This type of malicious DNS server tells your computer the wrong IP addresses for URL’s that you enter. So when you wish to navigate to www.google.com or any other web address, the bad DNS server will give your computer the wrong IP address and send you elsewhere.


You may be asking yourself why anyone would create a DNS virus and send people to the wrong website. The answer is simple: money. Display advertising is a major component of a DNS Virus. When you are sent to the wrong website and are instead shown numerous display ads, the creators of the DNS Virus are paid money. This is because they have accounts with the display ad companies and get paid for each visit.

It is important to be proactive and remove any virus infection, especially a DNS Virus.



The cyber gangs that are responsible for creating these types of infections make millions of dollars. It is also very difficult to find the creators and masterminds behind a DNS Virus. It can be difficult to find the actual malicious DNS server as it is cloaked in various tracking firewalls.


Due to the difficulty in finding the malicious DNS server, and the problems that having a DNS Virus infection you must take action. It is important to be proactive and remove any virus infection, especially a DNS Virus. Simply waiting for the malicious server to be found and turned off is not going to solve your problems. It can take many years for authorities to find and disable the malicious server.


We advise anyone who is infected, or believes they may be infected with a virus to follow our virus scan and removal instructions below. It is possible to remove a DNS Virus from an infected computer if you follow a certain procedure carefully.


We recommend a program called PC Tools for removing a DNS Virus. PC Tools will do a complete scan of your computer and detect any existing DNS Virus. Once it has found the infection, PC Tools will permanently remove it from your computer. PC Tools is a superb virus removal and virus prevention program, that is why we recommend it and use it in all of our virus removal instructions.



Virus Removal Instructions
Target Virus: DNS Virus

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the DNS Virus. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.


1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.




2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.




3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.

Safe Mode with Networking



4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove the DNS Virus which it would not allow when Windows was in normal mode.




5Now that the virus is not running it is time to begin removal. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.

key





6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:

iexplore http://www.spywarehelpcenter.com/remove


Windows Run Remove





After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyware Doctor by PC Tools.




7 When you see the PC Tools download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, PC Tools will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run PC Tools, click OK. The PC Tools installation will begin. After fully installing PC Tools the virus scan will automatically begin.

PC Tools Download Box Click Run





8 After PC Tools has scanned your computer and found DNS it is time to remove it. Simply click “Fix Checked” to remove the virus.

*Please note: You will not see the actual virus name in the list of found infections. The name of the virus in the PC Tools database is different than the name of the virus you see on your computer. If you see various infections on the scan results then that means that PC Tools found the DNS Virus.




9 After you click “Fix Checked” you are going to need to register PC Tools to remove the DNS Virus. Please register PC Tools and the DNS Virus will be removed.

Registering PC Tools offers superior benefits including real-time constant protection against any potential threats. PC Tools will detect and remove any future threats that may occur including viruses, spyware, trojans, registry infections and more. It is a great all-in-one solution for your computer security needs and that is why we recommend it.




10 After you have registered PC Tools, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The DNS virus will be completely gone.


Call us toll free at 888.801.8751 if you wish to speak to our virus removal team.


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