"July 9,2012 'Internet Doomsday'"
FoxNews is calling July 9th ,2012 'Internet Doomsday'"
Below is an article on why Fox and many others are reporting millions of computers are quietly infected by certain viruses that were spread by a company called Rove Digital. A company that is now out of business and the former employees are sitting in a jail cell today. The viruses/Trojans are TDSS, Alureon, TidServ and TDL4.
One of my home computers[it is now unconnected to any other computers] has the Alureon malware and it is one nasty thing to try to disinfect. The Trojan survived a full system factory recovery.
After doing some online research on these Trojans,what i learn gets worse and worse. i am finding out no one anti virus program can get rid of the Trojans. II found out even a full factory system recovery will not get rid of the Trojans. Many experts are having trouble with these Trojans. Last but the worse of all. Although the company that spread the Trojans is out of business,DNS troubles are coming, ie shutdown of Internet service on July 9th..
"Will You Lose Internet Service In July 2012?"
April 23, 2012
by Arthur Dellea
If your computer is infected by Rove Digital’s DNS Changer virus then your computer may lose internet access in July.
On November 8 2011, the FBI arrested several cyber criminals in “Operation Ghost Click”. The criminals operated under the company name “Rove Digital”, and distributed DNS changing viruses, variously known as TDSS, Alureon, TidServ and TDL4 viruses
To assist victims, the FBI 'set up' temporary clean replacement DNS servers for the Rove Digital network. This solution is temporary, providing time for victims to clean affected computers and restore their normal DNS settings. The clean DNS servers will be turned off on July 9, 2012, and computers still impacted by DNSChanger may lose Internet connectivity at that time.
Here is an official FBI report, warning what is going to happen on July 9, 2012:
The Trojan itself, this is what Microsoft says: