The warnings have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI has set up a special website. But tens of thousands of Americans may still LOSE THEIR INTERNET SERVICE MONDAY unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago! Users whose computers are still infected Monday will lose their ability to go online and they will have to call their service providers for help deleting the malware and reconnecting to the internet.
To check whether a computer is infected, users can visit this website run by the group brought in by the FBI. The site includes links to respected commercial sites that will run a quick check on the computer. It also lays out detailed instructions if users want to actually check the computers themselves.