Internet blackout looms for thousands: What you need to know | The Lookout – Yahoo! News

Internet blackout looms for thousands: What you need to know | The Lookout – Yahoo! News.

You can check whether your system is infected or not using the following site:

Online security firms, Facebook and the FBI are offering free diagnostic checks for users whose computers may be infected. Here are links to several:

• DNS Changer Working Group: http://www.dcwg.org/



Thousands of computer users may lose Internet access on Monday, when the deadline for a temporary fix to a malicious software scam shut down by the FBI last year expires.
What is it?
Millions of computers were infected with the so-called “Internet Doomsday” virus used in the hacking scam, which redirected Internet searches through DNS servers used by the scammers, who allegedly netted $14 million in bogus advertising revenue.
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