DNS Trojan?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ice Dragon, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Ice Dragon

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    My friend had the trojan the changes the DNS on her MBA. How is this acquired? General net browsing? Downloading?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Downloading and installing the trojan with a dedicated installer.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Trojans can only affect Mac OS X if they are downloaded and installed by the user, entering the administrator password.
     
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Like the others said, you need to authenticate if he downloaded one. It will possibly modify the /etc/hosts file. I no this is the case on Windows Systems. If your familiar with the terminal cd into /etc/ and type cat hosts see if there are entries listed
     

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