Web Hijacker OSX (copy-your) taken over Safari/Firefox/IE??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by johnhobs, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. johnhobs macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2008
    Please can anyone help, trying to find posts/advice regarding this. I'm using a G5 mac with OSX, a web hijacker has taken over my browsers when i do searches on google/yahoo/msn etc! (redirects me to porn and other sites of its choice)
    I have deleted all the preferences and reset safari and emptied the cache but this slowed it down for about 30mins! I then created a new account but this had no effect.
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    did you download and install a trojan horse disguising itself as a QuickTime codec to view porn videos by any chance? if so take a look here.
  3. johnhobs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2008
    Thanks for the reply i have ordered the intego virus barrier X5 software to try and help find and delete it, i did not download any thing though that i why i am concerned.
    I have read the AppleJack could be helpful - but i have never heard of it or no anyone using it... any suggestions...
  4. Amdahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    DNS bug

    There is a strong chance that you are being hit by the recent DNS hole; exploit code just became available in the last 24 hours, so any porn operator can take over any domain on any unpatched server in about 60 seconds. Your ISP or whoever runs the DNS server you are using failed to patch.

    Apple, also, has failed to issue a patch. Give 'em a call! 1-800-MY-APPLE
  5. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2006
    It's not Apple's fault. That doesn't even make sense.

    In the meanwhile, use OpenDNS as a substitute for your ISP's DNS servers.

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