Malware could cut your internet and thousands of others on Monday
TYLER - If you own a computer, you've probably run into some kind of virus along the way. But now, hackers are responsible for a virus that redirects computers to a fake server, and could even disable anti-virus software.
"So what this virus does is intercepts those request and sends you to a website hosted by a bad guy basically," said Chris Harris with PC Warehouse in Tyler.
The hackers, reports say, we're trying to send folks to an advertisers website. Fortunatly the hackers were picked up by the F.B.I. last year, but now authorities are trying to protect users from their virus. There's one problem if you have it, you probably don't even know it.
"There wouldn't be any indication until Monday." So that leaves you through the weekend to addressed the problem or you could be left in the dark in terms of using your internet.
"The reason Monday is so important is because the FBI had set up a safety net to basically intercept that malware interception and they're shutting that down on Monday."
Of course there's an easy fix were told if you have the virus.
Harris tells KETK, "There are ways you can check, you can go to FBI.GOV and there's a test on the FBI's website that will tell you if you have it."
To check your computer for the virus click here.