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New Trojan affecting all versions of Windows that statically assigns DNS servers.

Posted: 08:51:51, Monday, Oct 6, 2003   Expiration: 19:00:00, Sunday, Oct 19, 2003  

There is a new Trojan out there that is exploiting an IE flaw for which there currently is no fix. It affects all Windows versions. It statically assigns a DNS address to your computer of 69.57.146.14 or 69.57.147.175.

There is a new Trojan out there that is exploiting an IE flaw for which there currently is no fix. It affects all Windows versions. It started making the rounds yesterday and seems to be coming up more frequently. The Trojan is more of a nuisance than anything, as it statically assigns a DNS address to your computer of 69.57.146.14 or 69.57.147.175. So, if you or someone else you know of just happens to "lose" their net connection and can't browse pages, check ipconfig /all in a command window to see what dns server(s) are in use. Read all about it here: http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/trojan.qhosts.html It also tells how to get rid of it.. Also, if you have Norton/Symantec AV, use intelligent updater files to prevent this from happening..Use today's (October 2, 2003) as previous ones do not detect the trojan!!! They are not yet currently available on the website, but should be soon. When they are, you'll find them here: http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/defs.download.html

-- DoIT Network Services

Created: 08:51:51, Monday, Oct 6, 2003 (by Weizhong W.)
Updated: 03:34:36, Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 (by Weizhong W.)