The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (October 1, 2009)
Updated: Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009, 11:38 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 12 Oct 2009, 9:19 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, its Web site shut down Monday evening due to a computer virus, is now once again virus-free and back online.
Phil Johnson, the airport deputy executive director, said the site was swept and is clean.
The problem arose when a user of the airport site got a pop-up that appeared to be from Adobe prompting the user to download an Adobe reader update. But it was a virus, and not from Adobe. The IT group is not sure what the virus does.
Though the problem has been fixed, the IT group is working to determine how it got into their system.
Monday night, airport officials opted to disallow the public access to the system rather than put their computers at risk, they told 24 Hour News 8.
County commissioner Jim Talen included a link to the airport Web site in his weekly newsletter. Some of the people who followed the link had their computers infected.
Talen asks anyone who clicked the link who now has computer problems to let him know.