1286 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 20, 2008 11:51 AM by LPSD
Just on the off chance that you really were infected:
From MacWorld, January 10, 2008:
SecureMac has introduced a free Trojan Detection Tool for Mac OS X. It's available here:
The DNSChanger Removal Tool detects and removes spyware targeting Mac OS X. Called DNSChanger Trojan and also known as OSX.RSPlug.A Trojan Horse the software attacks users attempting to play a fake video file.
Upon attempting to play the video, the victim receives the following message:
“Quicktime Player is unable to play movie file. Please click here to download new version of codec.”
Upon running the installer, the user's DNS records are modified, redirecting incoming internet traffic through the attacker's servers, where it can be hijacked and injected with malicious websites and pornographic advertisements. The trojan also installs a watchdog process that ensures the victim's DNS records stay modified on a minute-by-minute basis.
SecureMac's DNSChanger Removal Tool allows users to check to see if the trojan has been installed on their computer; if it has, the software helps to identify and remove the offending file. After a system reboot, the users' DNS records will be repaired.
Unfortunately I do not know which site it was. I was just googling to find a song from a long time ago, but clicked on a site and bang. I tried to run the DNS changer removal tool, but no result.
I started the Imac, connected via the Ibook to its drive, copied the file, and then run it. But it only runs on the Ibook (I cannot get it to scan any directory on the Imac). I also tried to get to it on the Imac, but as explained earlier (I can move the pointer over the screen) it does not respond and only allows me to change the file name.
I can move around with the control keys but each file or directory I connect to has a black box around it, then I can click on it (or enter) and the only thing that is possible is the file name change.