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Internet stoppage

Syria Internet shutdown: The Internet ‘Kill Switch’ exists

 November 30, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Can a country shutdown the Internet for its citizens with a simple kill switch? There have been many debates about this in the past and it seems that the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. Further proof of this surfaced yesterday with news that the Syrian Government shutdown complete Internet access...

DNSChanger server shutdown deadline looming

 July 7, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Quick Heal would like to remind its users about the impending DNSChanger server shutdown on July 9th. If you have been following this piece of news, you will be aware that the shutdown deadline is now just two days away. People who still have this malware on their machine will...

DNSChanger: Temporary servers to shut down on July 9th, infected machines to lose Internet access

 June 6, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

According to recent reports, 330,000 machines all over the world are still infected with the DNSChanger malware. Machines infected with this malware beyond July 9th will be unable to access the Internet. Quick Heal users need not worry though, as they are protected against this threat. The malware signature is...

DNSChanger server shutdown date extended to 9th July

 March 7, 2012

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The possible Internet outage on 8th March is avoided as the federal judge has agreed to allow 120 days of extension for organisations and individuals to clean systems of the DNSChanger Trojan. This decision was taken late yesterday. As the earlier 4 month deadline of 8th March arrived, it was...

No Internet starting March 8? Not really!

 February 22, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

There are news stories going around that there will be a complete blockage of the Internet from 8th march. Well this is not the complete and true story. Only the users who are affected with the ‘DNS Changer’ trojan will be facing the Internet blockage and not all the users....