Will world face a malware doomsday?
01:12 - Source: CNN

Story highlights

FBI turns off computer servers that prop up people infected with a piece of malware

The DNSChanger malware affects how computers look up Internet addresses

FBI: A "click-jacking" scam leads to the issue

Relatively few computers remain infected with the program

CNN  — 

It’s been impossible to go online or turn on a TV Monday without seeing all the breathless chatter about the “Doomsday” for the Internet, when hundreds of thousands of people were expected to abruptly lose their connection to the world’s computer brain.

But what caused the “Malware Monday” panic, and is it really warranted?

Here’s a quick-and-dirty guide to what’s going on:

Is my computer affected?