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Malware Monday Threat

Malware Monday Threat

WASHINGTON (WENY)---Today is the day the FBI will shut down the Internet servers that were set up as a safety net for computers infected with malware.

Late last year, agents tracked down international hackers running an advertising scam that infected about 570,000 computers worldwide.

The FBI realized if they turned off the malicious servers controlling the computers, all the victims would lose Internet access.

In a highly unusual move, the FBI set up the safety net -- but it was taken down as of midnight Eastern this morning. The FBI estimates about 45,000 computers in the U.S. still may be affected.

The FBI arranged for a private company to run a website to check at http://www.dcwg.org./