Checking Windows 7 for Infections

Checking Windows 7 for Infections

The easiest way to check if your system is violated with DNS Changer malware is to go to one of the “are you infected sites” (see below). These sites only require someone to visit. The “are you infected site” will inform you if you are infected.

Note: These sites only detect for DNS Changer. You might be infected with other malware. Please take appropriate precautions to protect your computer.

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Manually Checking for DNS Changer Infections

The following are the original manual checks to see if you computer is infected with any of the DNS Changer malware.

To check if your Windows 7 machine is infected, first click the “Start” icon.






This opens the Windows Menu. Click on the “Search” field at the bottom.






Type in cmd, and hit enter.







This opens a DOS shell. In the DOS shell, type in the command:

ipconfig /allcompartments /all

and hit enter. (Windows users might be used to just typing “ipconfig /all“. This also works, but might not list all the routing compartments if you have a VPN setup in Windows7.)



The output will be very long, since Windows7 by default has support for IPv6. Most likely, you want to look for the IPv4 information under the section entitled “Ethernet adapter…”. Look for the “DNS Servers” line, and write down these numbers. There may be two IP addresses listed there.

Are Your DNS Settings OK?

The malicious Rove viruses changed some peoples DNS settings to use computers they operated. Compare your DNS settings with the known malicious Rove DNS settings listed below:

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What if I’m infected?

If you computer is infected, please refer to our page that list tools to clean DNS Changer and other self help guides to clean your computer –

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