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Despite repeated alerts, thousands of Australians may still lose their internet service come early next week unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.
The warnings about the internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Some internet service providers have sent notices, and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) set up a special website.
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Is your computer infected? Photo: Tanya Lake
According to the FBI, the number of computers that probably are infected is more than 277,000 worldwide, down from about 360,000 in April. About 6000 still-infected computers are probably in Australia, according to Australian communications regulator the ACMA, down from about 7500 on June 14 and about 10,000 on March 29.
The ACMA, together with other Australian government agencies, has developed a site ( for users to check if they are infected. People whose computers are still infected come July 9 will lose their ability to go online, and they will have to call their service providers for help deleting the malware and reconnecting to the internet.

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About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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