DNSChanger malware spread to PC's & Macs via TDSS rootkit

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DNSChanger malware spread to PC’s & Macs via TDSS rootkit.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/11/cVeVGl.jpg[/newsimage]The nearly imperceptible TDSS rootkit has added a twist to its computer-jacking repertoire. New research has revealed it's also spreading DNSChanger, a malicious trojan that reroutes Internet traffic.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/dnschanger-malware-spread-to-pcs-macs-via-tdss-rootkit-54617/](http://www.myce.com/news/dnschanger-malware-spread-to-pcs-macs-via-tdss-rootkit-54617/)


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The problem is most of the tdss killer and other anti malware software can’t even make a dent at getting rid of the entire package of malware that gets loaded once your infected! The best and possibly only solutions are system restore and reinitialization backups. The entire anti-malware community of software providers have been caught off guard by this one… and many people are not being serious about getting rid of the malware(s) once and for all!


#3

I’m fairly certain that TDSS/Alureon is a Windows-only problem. None of the articles I’ve read on it indicate it affects OS X.


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[QUOTE=RTV71;2612049]I’m fairly certain that TDSS/Alureon is a Windows-only problem. None of the articles I’ve read on it indicate it affects OS X.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, the headline was changed for some reason.


#5

I had to dump 450gb onto blu ray discs to redo my o/s after this horrid virus… and I managed to get the verison that does NOT get detected by ANY anti-malware scanner and hides so you HAVE to format the drive. I’m sure that made Newegg happy… now I have 825/1000gb free…

Over 4 million computers affected. This ended up being distributed by rogue websites AND fake torrent files such as TV episodes with rewritten file-type extensions.


#6

@tmc8080 - I’m sorry to hear you had to go through all that, but thanks for sharing your story all the same.