Skip to comments.Hundreds of thousands must check, fix computers or lose Internet in July due to hacker case
Posted on 04/24/2012 7:08:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.
Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.
The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org, that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet...
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You don’t even need software to check.
Sounds like a government scam.
Because no way in hell am I going to loggon to a government approved website to “check” my PC for a purported kill switch malware.
Why not just give the IRS my checking account PIN number instead of making them search for it?
Whatever, before I willingly allow the feds to snoop my puter, if it goes south, will just buy a new one.
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