The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI 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.
Despite repeated alerts, the number of computers that probably are
infected is more than 277,000 worldwide, down from about 360,000 in
April. Of those still infected, the FBI believes that about 64,000 are
in the United States.