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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Google Warns Hundreds of Thousands May Lose Internet in July

Google plans to warn more than half a million users of a computer infection that may knock their computers off the Internet this summer.

Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system will be shut down July 9 -- killing connections for those people.

The FBI has run an impressive campaign for months, encouraging people to visit a website that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.


Anonymous said...

One sure-fire way to get them to run their antivirus, although updating'll be a problem.

Anonymous said...

The goal is for the FBI to force you to install their program to get rid of the virus. If you don't they won't let you get back onto the net stating that they fear you will perpetuate the virus. If you do install their will be able to get on to the internet but you will never have any privacy at all. Ever. Pick your poison.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 5:30 pm. You are completely correct. My advice is to have an extra BIOS chip and clone your hard drive,and have a spare. DIY, don't let Big Brother do it for you, 'cause you never know what you're gonna get!

The revolution will not be televised, nor will it be on the internet!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

5:30 and 6:09: stop being so... delusional. Govern'ment conspiracy? Did the shooter on the grassy knoll do this?

Tons of information, outside of .gov, on how to tell if your infected... and how to clean it up.

Anonymous said...


ur a creeper

Anonymous said...

Just turn on automatic updates.