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Could A PC Virus Kill Your Internet Connection On Monday?

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Don’t be too surprised if Monday you hit a wall trying to get online, that’s because your computer could be one of the millions infected with the DNS Changer malware.

The FBI has been advising people about the trojan, which lays silently in your PC and could affect the website goes to without the user even knowing.

On Monday the FBI will be cleaning their servers in order to give anyone affected with the malware a chance to remove it. Anyone who has it will experience a loss of internet connection during the cleaning process.

The FBI released a statement about the process:

“To assist victims affected by the DNSChanger malicious software, the FBI obtained a court order authorizing the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) to deploy and maintain temporary clean DNS servers. This solution is temporary, providing additional time for victims to clean affected computers and restore their normal DNS settings. The clean DNS servers will be turned off on July 9, 2012, and computers still impacted by DNSChanger may lose Internet connectivity at that time.”

The FBI recommends running a system check. Visit http://www.dcwg.org/ to run the scan.

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