By Jim Donovan
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Monday, hundreds of thousands of people around the world could be knocked off the internet because of a malicious computer virus. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shows you how to check to see if your computer is infected.
Jake Lewis is on the internet more than 15 hours a day. He was alarmed to hear about the computer virus that could knock thousands of people offline. Lewis says, “I have all my documents, my databases, all stored online. That’s contacts, that’s scheduling, that’s references.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been on the case since last year, when agents busted a ring of hackers in Estonia who had infected computers around the world with malware and controlled them through rogue servers. The F.B.I. set up alternative servers which took control of the infected computers, but that temporary system is shutting down on Monday. That means about 64,000 computers in the U.S. will be cut off from the internet.
The F.B.I. is directing users to a special website to see if they’re infected.
Go to this website to see if YOUR computer is infected with this virus. If green, your computer is free of virus.
The website below has several FREE removal tools.
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