Help! DNS Changer malware?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Marta1, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Marta1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012

    I have a macbook and when I go to System Preferences > Network > Advanced > DNS, I see a number of DNS Servers I did not add and which return even after I erase them and apply changes. Their numbers are:

    Next to that, under Search Domains, "home" appears by itself. I can erase that too but as soon as I re-open System Preferences they all appear again by themselves.

    I am worried that that they may be malicious and mean my computer has been infected by DNS Changer! Does anyone have information on how I can check if my computer is infected, what it may be, and how I can remove the malware?

    Thank you very much!
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Yes, you can remove the domain name Home. Are you behind a hardware firewall or at least have the OS X software firewall turned on?

    You also may want to Flush your DNS cache too.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    #3 is on your LOCAL home network, probably your router. and are the DNS addresses of an ISP (Tiscali Netherlands / Green ISP B.V.).

    So in other words, those DNS addresses show NO sign of malware and are safe to use.
    Sorry I can't link you to the Malware FAQ GGJstudios created. Maybe it is available via search.

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