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Windows 7: What is the DNS Changer Malware?


23 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 
What is the DNS Changer Malware?

FBI warning on new form of malware that blocks user from internet.

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What is the DNS Changer Malware?
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On November 8, the FBI, the NASA-OIG and Estonian police arrested several cyber criminals in “Operation Ghost Click”. The criminals operated under the company name “Rove Digital”, and distributed DNS changing viruses, variously known as TDSS, Alureon, TidServ and TDL4 viruses. You can read more about the arrest of the Rove Digital principals here, and in the FBI Press Release.
What does the DNS Changer Malware do?


The botnet operated by Rove Digital altered user DNS settings, pointing victims to malicious DNS in data centers in Estonia, New York, and Chicago. The malicious DNS servers would give fake, malicious answers, altering user searches, and promoting fake and dangerous products. Because every web search starts with DNS, the malware showed users an altered version of the Internet.


Under a court order, expiring July 9, the Internet Systems Consortium is operating replacement DNS servers for the Rove Digital network. This will allow affected networks time to identify infected hosts, and avoid sudden disruption of services to victim machines.
How Can I Protect Myself?


This page describes how you can determine if you are infected, and how you can clean infected machines. To check if you’re infected, Click Here. If you believe you are infected, here are instructions on how to clean your computer.

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12 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Night Hawk , lookslike i got infect by the DNS Change, i can't login facebook , can't open Yahoo, but i can open some website, there's any solution for this? i using AT&T Provider ...
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12 Jul 2012   #3

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Avira offers a DNS repair tool, you can find it here:

Tool available for those affected by the DNS-Changer
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12 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

How can you fix, remove, and recover from a DNS Changer Violation?
Fix | DCWG
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12 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i using Kaspersky 2012 License , and when i using wifi , all it's smooth , can connect Facebook or Yahoo, there's something weird?
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12 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

but if i can connect Facebook / Yahoo using WiFi, is that mean my Notebook it's Clean? i can't Connect when using AT&T ISP Mobile Broadband , there's weird?
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12 Jul 2012   #7

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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12 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

now i just Run Kaspersky Critical Area Scan, and the results no threats , currently run Full Scan , hope there's no threats , if i run all of that and no threats is that mean something wrong with my ISP / AT&T?
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12 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The eHow site has all the registry values to look for listed in their guide as well as some links for information and removal. How to Remove a Trojan DNSChanger

The full details on the trojan can be looked over at DNS Changer Removal Report
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