Comments on: DNS Changer (re)lived, new deadline: 9 July 2012! http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-809 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 09:12:19 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-809 Santina, there are a couple of things here that don’t sound right. At the very least, you need verification from the company, which means you need to contact it, not accept the word of some random caller that he or she is representing it. If you can’t contact the company because it’s shut down, who is supposed to be refunding the money? It doesn’t sound likely that the caller could know that your home PC was on. That sounds like the sort of claim PC support scammers make. It sounds to me, frankly, as if this could be some twist on the old PC support scam, and the fact that the company you dealt with did shut may be totally coincidental: at any rate, they ought to be able to tell which company they’re representing.

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By: Santina http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-808 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 08:10:20 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-808 Received phone call from indian man today,  I live in Sydney saying there going to refund my money i paid over a year ago for 3 years technical support which i did back then, i paid them $239 and then was put on female supervisor to confirm about my refund saying that the company was shutting down and they were authorised by the government to refund everyone's money because they can't look after our computer anymore.  Is this a scam as i gave her my work email address and told her i am not at work till thursday where she said she will call me back then.  But then she also knew i had my computer at home opened (which i did) but i told her i rather give her my email address at work to deal with it then as we have better security software. 
Told her i was not going to give her my bank details to put my money back she said it was fine all i had to do was fill out a refund form which she will send via email  (at work).  So is this a scam as well and what do i expect?  she will probably ask me for my bank details, which i will refuse on thursday when i go back to work and get her phone call.  Have i done the write thing?  As i also heard my company i dealt with is shut down now, but she said they were shutting down??  so something weird about that, cause she knew how much i paid for 3 years technical support but couldnt name the company i dealt with?

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By: Micro http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-807 Wed, 05 Sep 2012 23:50:10 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-807 I like what you guys are up to. Such intelligent work and reporting! Keep up the superb works guys. I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my site. :)

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By: Righard Zwienenberg http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-806 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:12:27 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-806 Congratulations :-)

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By: Righard Zwienenberg http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-805 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:10:47 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-805 DNSChanger problems are global and not really geographical.

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By: Enrique http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-804 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:10:01 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-804 I'm from Latin America, in your opinion and experience, you think the affectation in countries like Mexico that threat had the same level of criticality in other world regions, Europe for example?

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-803 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:39:37 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-803 It probably means you’re not infected, especially if you took steps to check your system for infection (and to check that your AV is working correctly). I can’t say that you don’t have some other infection, but sometimes when you open a link and it puts you somewhere else entirely, it’s because the URL redirects, which isn’t the same as DNS hijacking, and is sometimes done quite legitimately.

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By: Lilly Newstead http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-802 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:29:20 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-802 Hi Righard, does it mean that if I keep having Internet after Monday, I am not infected with that DNS changer virus? It happens that sometimes my browser lands on a page, different from that one I am looking for. Preaviously, I have read that this may be related with the DNSes. I tried these instructions and these too to with no luck. Maybe it is some new version of that virus?

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By: Vernice Phildor http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-801 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:20:36 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-801 Woohoo! I survived the DNS Changer shutdown. :)

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-800 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 09:37:47 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-800 We have a deal with Symantec. We don’t support their products, and they don’t support ours. :) If you have a decent commercial product installed and active, the chances are a DNSChanger infection will have been picked up. The lingering issue is whether a disinfected machine might still have poisoned/misdirected DNS. See http://blog.eset.com/2012/07/05/final-dnschanger-warning and/or http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=ALERT20 and/or http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2998

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By: pAUL http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-799 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 09:26:28 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-799 hello from Australia  how about  norton 360   am i gonna  be safe 

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By: Righard Zwienenberg http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-798 Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:29:37 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-798 Hi Maudy,
Mac users indeed are not immune for DNS poisoning, phishing, etc, but also for different exploits/malware/etc. ESET's Online Scanner will only work under Windows. For Mac users ESET has ESET Cybersecurity for Mac that of course embeds ESET's ThreatSense Scan Technology as well, and comes with a free trial. You can find that here: http://www.eset.com/download/home/detail/family/29/

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By: Maudy Grunch http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-797 Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:17:36 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-797 What about us Mac users? I know we're immune from many exploits/malware/bad things, but we aren't immune to DNS poisoning and corrupted tables. Is there a scanner that Mac users can use?
Thanks muchly!
Maudy

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By: Alba Agila http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-796 Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:08:18 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-796 magnífico

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By: Righard Zwienenberg http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-795 Sun, 22 Apr 2012 09:54:45 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-795 Of course you will not need to run ESET’s online scanner on the devices that are protected by NOD32 Antivirus as that product is also capable of detecting and taking care of the DNS Changer Malware. For PC’s that are not protected, running ESET’s online scanner is highly recommended. But please be aware that this is more of a problem solver. If ESET’s online scanner is detecting a threat, it already has entered your system. It is always better to have ESET NOD32 Antivirus installed as that also provides real-time protection.

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By: Matt Whiseant http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/04/21/dns-changer-relived-new-deadline-9-july-2012/#comment-794 Sun, 22 Apr 2012 01:19:03 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=12621#comment-794 If I'm running Nod32 Antivirus 5.0 should I be concerned about this? In other words, would running ESET's online scanner be redundant if I'm already using a paid yearly subscription for their Antivirus product?

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