How can you fix, remove, and recover from a DNS Changer Violation?

Please take immediate steps to safe guard your computer and data  if any of the test indicate that you might be violated with DNS Changer. If the Check-Up Site indicates that you are affected then either follow the instructions on that site or run one of the following free tools listed below to remove DNSChanger and related threats:

Name of the Tool URL
Hitman Pro (32bit and 64bit versions) http://www.surfright.nl/en/products/
Kaspersky Labs TDSSKiller http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363
McAfee Stinger http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx
Microsoft Windows Defender Offline http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline
Microsoft Safety Scanner http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx
Norton Power Eraser http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx
Trend Micro Housecall http://housecall.trendmicro.com
MacScan http://macscan.securemac.com/
Avira http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/1199 Avira’s DNS Repair-Tool

How can I use these tools to clean my computer?

Each of these tools has instructions for their use. BUT, the best recommendation is to use one of the proven “self help” malware clean up guides – using several tools to insure you clean all the infections from your computer. Most malware will disable your software and anti-virus updates. The procedures below address that problem, using several tools to remove the blocks, remove the malware, and then update your computer.

Guide How to Use
Microsoft’s Safety and Security Center >>Microsoft’s authoritative portal for all their security guidance, tools, and capabilities.
Apple’s Security Page with pointers to keep your MAC safe >>Scroll down to the section on “Checking Security in your System.” This has the pointers to insure your MAC is as secure as possible.
DSL Report’s Security Cleanup FAQ >>A community driven self help guide to fix malware problems on your systems.
Andrew K’s Malware Removal Guide >>Andrew K is an individual who share’s his experience on-line. This guide is an often referenced guide to remediate malware problems on a computer.
Public Safety Canada’a Malware Infection Recovery Guide >>The Canadian Public Safety office (publicsafety.gc.ca) has a malware removal guide updated and focused to help the general population.
Australia’s Stay Smart Online Factsheet to help Remove Malware >>Stay Smart Online Factsheet 11, Part 1 – You suspect your computer is infected with malicious software – what should I do?