Check your PC for DNS malware

Use the DNS Changer Check up to see if your computers have the DNS Malware . If it is colored green, then your computer is clear of the malware


PLDT and Smart urges users to check for malware or lose Internet connection

Leading telco Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and its mobile network arm Smart has alerted Filipino netizens to check if their machines are infected with a malware called DNSChanger or risk losing access to the Internet by July 9, 2012.

Since last year, a small crime ring of Estonian nationals have distributed a malware that when installed changes a user’s Domain Name System (DNS) to point to their rogue network, thus allowing the cyber criminals to access personal information, allowing them to steal millions of dollars.

While some cyber criminals have been arrested, thousands of users remain affected by the Trojan malware, causing Internet service providers (ISPs) to set a deadline for users to remove the malware or lose internet connection in order to prevent the further spread of the malicious code.

To check if you are infected by the said malware, PLDT recommends to follow the following instructions:

1. Click Start
2. Open the Command Window
3. (For Windows 7) Type cmd at the search bar
4. (For Windows XP) Click Run, then type cmd at the bar
5. Type ipconfig /all
6. Search for the DNS Servers section

Mac OS X
1. Click the Apple icon an the top left of the screen
2. Select System Preferences
3. Locate the “Network” icon
4. Read the “DNS Server” line

If the DNS servers are pointed at any of the following addresses, then it means the system is infected:

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 13 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 23 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as (parenting) , (recipes), (gadgets) and (lifestyle), keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.


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She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated Juky 15, 2019

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