KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Even if you've installed anti-virus software on your computer, you could still lose your connection to the Internet come Monday. However, there's a fix. And it's simple.
Years ago the FBI took down a group of hackers that redirected traffic to spammy sites when a user clicked on certain links. The FBI created a temporary fix, but that comes to an end on Monday, July 9. The FBI simply can't keep the servers up and running forever. In addition, the number of people effected has drastically decreased from half a million to 70,00 to 300,000 people in the United States. So it makes sense to the FBI to take the servers offline on Monday.
For those who are affected, when they go to access the Internet, they will get a page that says "Server Not Found." That means no Facebook, no Yahoo, no email. No nothing.
To know if you're affected by the Malware virus, the FBI has created a website for users to check. Visit dns-ok.us. If the screen is green, users are in the clear. If it comes up red, the computer is infected. To fix the problem, the FBI has posted instructions on how to change the DNS settings.