Jul 07, 2012 10:37 AM EDT
You might still be at risk to lose your Internet service on your the computer virus on July 9. As a precaution, for those using Windows OS can check whether your computer is clean from the DNS Changer malware by logging onto FBI's site, going to the McAfee site, or visiting www.dns-ok.us. When you visit dns-ok.us, the page will show either a green or red screen. Your computer is free of infection if it shows green. But if it shows red, you are infected and must contact your Internet provider to get your DNS changed.
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Another simple way to check whether your computer is infected is to log on to Google or Facebook. The two sites will automatically tell you whether your computer is affected.
Monday's problem is a result from an online advertising scam that infected over 4 million computers worldwide. When the FBI caught onto it, they realized that the servers involved in the scam would cause infected computers to lose their internet access. To divert this problem, the FBI had set up to other servers which have been connecting users to the internet. However, the server will be shut down at exactly 12:01 am. EDT Monday, which can lead to as many as 64,000 computers across the US to lose internet access.
Mac users have not been infected by the virus so have no need to worry about Monday's computer virus.
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