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Windows 7: Comcast/Xfinity Alureon alert

12 Feb 2012   #1
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Comcast/Xfinity Alureon alert

Quote:
You received a special Bot Alert from Comcast because Constant Guard has detected one or more of your computers is infected with a Bot known as Alureon. This malware modifies the computer DNS settings which may be redirecting your browser to criminally operated rogue DNS servers controlled by the bot network operator. This would allow the cyber criminal to redirect you to websites that may look legitimate but are in fact fraudulent and setup to steal your credentials. Browser security measures such as SSL would be circumvented and would not help mitigate the risk. Please take immediate action by selecting an option below.
Constant Guard - DNSBot

Also, see this: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/FB...Remain-846224/


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12 Feb 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

anyone know if mbam covers this?

I am on comcast but I removed all the xfinity bloat junk after I set it up initially.
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12 Feb 2012   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Check this site for more information and how to see if your DNS service has been changed.

Checking for DNS Changer Malware

and this link lists the bad DNS address.

Are your DNS Settings Safe?

Jim
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12 Feb 2012   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

MBam won't delete a bad DNS cache. It might notify or pick up on a ' bad DNS entry'

Flush the DNS cache and restore MS's Hosts file... As I've posted sooo many times in this forum:

Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0


Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Double click on the flush.bat file to run it.Vista and Windows 7... right click the .bat file and choose to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

The problem should be resolved if you can't get your own Anti-virus program to run.
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13 Feb 2012   #5
Urthboundmisfit

7 Pro x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Quote:
You received a special Bot Alert from Comcast because Constant Guard has detected one or more of your computers is infected with a Bot known as Alureon. This malware modifies the computer DNS settings which may be redirecting your browser to criminally operated rogue DNS servers controlled by the bot network operator. This would allow the cyber criminal to redirect you to websites that may look legitimate but are in fact fraudulent and setup to steal your credentials. Browser security measures such as SSL would be circumvented and would not help mitigate the risk. Please take immediate action by selecting an option below.
Constant Guard - DNSBot

Also, see this: FBI Prepares to Shut Down DNSChanger Temporary Servers, Infections Remain - Security - News & Reviews - eWeek.com
I got as far as Step 1 of the Constant (Un)Guard guide before I collapsed from uncontrollable convulsive fits of laughter:

Attachment 198206

Seriously???? Norton Power PC Bricker, errr Eraser Tool??? Stop!!! You're KILLING me!!!!! BWAAAAHAHAHA!!!!

@ Jacee: Bookmarked, TY!!!
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