A potentially crippling piece of computer malware could block your access to the internet on Monday July 9.  Quite often the virus warnings that pop up across Facebook and other social networks are hooey - but this bug warning is backed by the FBI.  Check out the details below on how to keep your computer safe.

Yahoo.com reports she malware, which could block your computer's access to the internet

began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of more than 570,000 infected computers around the world. When the FBI went in to take down the hackers late last year, agents realized that if they turned off the malicious servers being used to control the computers, all the victims would lose their Internet service.

In a highly unusual move, the FBI set up a safety net. They brought in a private company to install two clean Internet servers to take over for the malicious servers so that people would not suddenly lose their Internet.

But that temporary system will be shut down at 12:01 a.m. EDT Monday, July 9.


Learn more and get the link to check your computer here.

By the way, the screen shot above is what was displayed after I checked the computer here in the Lite 98.7 studio.  Looks like we're clean!

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