Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Some People Will Lose Internet on July 9th 2012

Yes, some people will lose Internet on July 9th 2012.  This is after the FBI had caught some people that were distributing malware that infected computers.  Tho the FBI caught them, many computers are still infected without people knowing.

I came across a great article about it that I would like to share with you.  Kim talks about what happened that caused this problem.  She also talks about how you can safely find out if you are infected and how you can fix the problem.

If you are infected and do not fix the problem by July 9th 2012, you will not be able to access the Internet until your computer is fixed.  She shared a great tool that webmasters can use to alert visitors that are infected and how to fix, but I am not sure about using it here.  I love the idea and love the fact that I can help readers, but the banner that pops up (I saw a test of it) looks like things that I would warn you not to click on.  Even tho this one is legit, it comes up like a banner that you should avoid.

I am still playing with the idea of adding it, but I am worried that people will think it is a virus itself.  But if I do decide to use it and you see a banner pop up, email me and I will let you know if it is valid or a problem.  I am trying to figure out the best way to do this!

I highly recommend you read Kim's post about this issue and how to fix your computer if you are infected.  She has some great information for us!

Why Some Of Your Readers Will Lose Internet On July 9th 2012
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