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Jul 6, 2012 5:39 AM

New details on internet virus blackout

TUCSON - You could be among the hundreds of thousands of Americans who may lose their internet service on Monday, so now is the time to check your computer and find out.

If your computer is infected with the DNS changer virus, you will lose access to the internet on Monday.

USA Today reports the virus was part of an online advertising scam that redirected computers to fake servers, even disabling anti-virus software.

The FBI arrested the hackers last year, but the FBI had to set up clean internet servers to take the place of the malicious servers so infected computers wouldn't lose their service.

But come Monday, that system is being shut down.

To see if you have the virus, you can check this website, the DNS changer working group, dcwg.org.

With the click of a button, you can then find out if your computer is infected.

According to online security company Norton, at least 300,000 computers are still infected.

Check to see if your computer has been infected here:

http://www.dcwg.org/

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