I got a virus/trojan...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mark88, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. mark88 macrumors 6502a

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    When I google search, clicking links redirects me to www.bestsearchpage.com , this happens in both safari and opera.

    Seems common on windows but I cannot find any mention of it on a mac or how to remove it?
     
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Do a search in here for DNS redirect or google redirect
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Did you install any software before this began?

     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    First, you don't have a virus.

    Second, you probably have been affected by a DNS injection attack on your router, not your computer. Simply resetting the router to default configuration and then setting it up again with a good secure password should be fine for now.

    jW
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read the "Why am I being redirected to other sites?" section of the link that simsaladimbamba posted.
     
  6. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    I don't think both browsers have been hijacked... yeah, sounds like something with your router or DNS.

    Take a look at OpenDNS also.
     
  7. Relentlos macrumors member

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    Hm, first I've heard of routers being hacked. Do you just need a good password to protect the router?

    I remember I used to have my IE homepage hijacked in Windows 98/ME. Even if it was reset, it would change again. That was a virus or some type of program which was causing it.


    I haven't dealt with viruses or anything for quite some time while using OS X, but I recently dealt with what I guess would be a Trojan Horse. It was called "Vista Anti-Virus 2011", and it locked down a friend's computer so much that they couldn't even get on the internet. It would just popup and demand payment to remove the fake infections it found.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.
     
  9. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    WEP2 with letters, numbers, and special characters and your're good to go.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    WPA2 is more secure than WEP.
     
  11. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Woops that's what I ment!
     

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