This summer in July, those who use computers might experience a loss in internet connectivity by just making a few clicks. These few clicks would determine whether they are going to stay connected or if they will lose internet connectivity. Many people aren’t aware of this problem but the issue initiated when an advertising scam was run by international hackers on the internet to assume control over infected PC’s all across the world. The FBI responded to the threat in an extremely unusual way as it created a safety net several months ago by using computers that belonged to the US government to avoid any disruptions in the internet for the infected PC users. However, that system will be shutting down.
The FBI has encouraged users to visit a website called www.dcwg.org which is run by its security partner. The site will tell people whether or not their PC is virus infected and if it is, it will guide people regarding how to get rid of the virus. However, after the 9th of July, those people whose PCs are infected will no longer be able to use their computers to connect to the internet.
A lot of users aren’t aware of the fact that their computers are infected even though the malicious software injected by hackers on the World Wide Web made their computers lag while browsing and also disabled the antivirus software installed on their computers. This in effect would’ve led to greater number of problems for the users, as it would’ve made their computers more vulnerable.
The problem is not known by users even though many people sometimes get a “Page Not Found” error when they surf. FBI has encouraged people to be careful and cautious. Some clicks might make a difference to your life before this July and it’s better to act on it before you lose internet connectivity.