The FBI malware scare is over

Published: Jul. 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2012 at 10:02 AM EDT
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Thousands of people were expected to be without Internet yesterday morning, after the FBI turned off a temporary server.

But according to new reports, it wasn't as catastrophic as some thought.

Internet providers have been working with the FBI since January.  Companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast already had a plan in place when the FBI pulled the plug.

Media reports suggest the FBI sent Internet providers a list of computers who were affected by the virus.

The companies then helped their customers remove it.

The FBI set up the eight month safety net last year, after finding out thousands of computers were affected world wide.

It was estimated that 250,000 computers would lose access once the power was cut.

However, it's being reported that it wasn't as big of a problem as they thought.

According to the Associated Press, there are still more than 40,000 computers affected with the DNS Changer.

If you feel that your computer is a little slower than usual, call your Internet provider or visit the FBI's website to learn how to test your computer for the virus.

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