A few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing your Internet connection this summer.Unknown to most computer users, the problem began with international hackers running an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers worldwide.
In response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But here’s where the problem kicks in – that system is to be shut down.
So, the FBI is encouraging computer users to visit www.dcwg.org, a website run by its security partner. The website contains information to see if your computer is infected and explains how to fix the problem.
After July 9, infected users will not be able to connect to the Internet.