Be­ware of Pop-ups Warn­ing of Virus At­tacks

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

Do you see mes­sages on your smart­phone browser cau­tion­ing you about your phone be­ing in­fected with a virus, di­rect­ing you to the Play Store to down­load a par­tic­u­lar app or tak­ing you to an un­fa­mil­iar web page? It’s a ploy to take over the DNS set­tings on your WiFi router. It makes brows­ing on mo­bile al­most im­pos­si­ble. When you en­counter such a prob­lem, be sure to clear all your cache mem­ory and browser his­tory, re­set your WiFi router and re­con­fig­ure it. Al­though there isn’t a con­crete so­lu­tion to such a prob­lem, en­sur­ing that your router has the lat­est firmware in­stalled can be help­ful. You can check and in­stall the lat­est firmware by vis­it­ing the web­site of the router man­u­fac­turer. Log in to the router set­tings and re­set. To do this, you can seek help from your broad­band com­pany’s cus­tomer sup­port. Make sure you change the pass­word and the DNS set­tings.

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