A computer malware virus strikes Monday that will affect more than 300,000 computers worldwide, and 70,000 in the United States, on Monday, July 9th. Are you one of them?
The severity of this virus may be overblown as the Internet authorities have already caught the conspirators, a group of cyber criminals from Estonia. The virus that they created and silently installed on many systems who would redirect Internet searches to advertisement sites. They cyber criminals were handsomely compensated for this redirection…to the tune of about $14 million dollars.
How Will the Computer Virus Affect Systems on Monday?
Since the FBI caught the offenders last November, they replaced the malicious servers that infected your machine with temporary servers that would allowed you to function.
As of Monday, they will be taking those servers down and over 300,000 users of computers may find it impossible to go on the Internet.
So, what can you do?
Well, the FBI has created a Step-by-Step plan that you can read here about getting rid of this malicious piece of malware, known as DNSChanger.
But there is an easier way to tell if you are infected. Simply visit this site and it will tell you whether you are ok or not in simple green and red colors.
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