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SALT LAKE CITY — Tomorrow has been marked as "Internet Doomsday" and "Malware Monday," as thousands of Americans could find themselves without Internet access.
At 12:01 on Monday, July 9, the FBI's temporary safety net, protecting computers from the DNS Changer Virus, will expire.
The virus redirects your Internet request to imposter websites, and gets personal information when you enter it into the false website. Last year, when the virus was discovered, the FBI became involved and created a temporary solution. They installed two clean servers that any DNS-infected computer gets Internet access through so that the malware will not spread to other computers.
The problem for infected computers? On Monday, the FBI will shut off those two servers, terminating Internet access.
To check if your computer is infected, visit www.dns- ok.us. The site will give you a green icon, or a red icon. If it is red, your computer is infected.
If you are infected, you can fix the problem using a free TDS Killer kit on the antivirus software site KASPERSKY. Install the software, which will scan your computer for threats, as well as remove any traces of the virus on your system.