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Archdoodler 01-27-2012 08:57 AM

Malware?
 
Hello everyone,

Quick question regarding something I encountered last night. I was typing in a channel address for Youtube and pressed enter to take me to the page. I instead was taken to what looked like an ad, featuring the youtube logo, but clearly not an official ad of any kind. My friend who was with me said I probably had Malware on my iMac. I've scanned with Clamxav and it found nothing, but then that's an antivirus...any suggestions to see what on earth it was I stumbled upon?

Thanks!

mrplow 01-27-2012 09:09 AM

It's unlikely to be anything sinister.

Can you recreate the problem?

Lifeisabeach 01-27-2012 09:38 AM

You don't necessarily have malware, although there are a couple that do DNS re-routing. It's possible your router may be what's compromised, or even your ISP's DNS server.

You can change the DNS settings on your Mac and/or on your router to the ones for OpenDNS if you like. Their servers are:

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

You'll have to resort to your router's documentation on how to change the DNS server to the custom one. For on your Mac.. do a Google search for: How To Change DNS Settings Mac


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