SAN ANTONIO- It's being called "Internet Doomsday”. A virus threatens to leave thousands without internet access on Monday.
It's not a hoax. It's real. Come 12:01 a.m. Monday morning, thousands could find themselves with blank computer screens and no access to Facebook, Twitter or anything else for that matter.
But, the good news is there's still a way to make sure you're protected.
The DNS Changer virus started more than a year ago when international hackers ran an on-line advertising scam to take control of thousands of computers.
“Well the FBI caught on to this and thank goodness they shut them down, but there are all these infected computers out there,” said Bob Gambert, WOAI.Com Web Director.
Gambert explained last fall the FBI took over the servers and redirected users to a safety net so that people would not instantly lose their service.
“They’re still running so people are still going to them,” said Gambert.
But, the safety net expires at midnight which some are calling "Internet Doomsday." That’s why for the past few months all these warnings have been going out to check your computer.
“It's really simple to find out if your computer is infected or not. There are links all over the place, we have one at WOAI.com just go there and it will tell you if your computer is infected or not”.
You will see a green or red light. If it's red, follow the directions to clean up your computer.
Here is the link http://www.dns-ok.us/