SecureMac releases free Mac OS X trojan removal utility

SecureMac has released a free utility called DNSChanger Removal Tool to remove the DNSChanger Trojan Horse, also known as OSX.RSPlug.A and OSX/Puper, which has been found on numerous pornographic websites disguising itself as a video codec. Once downloaded and installed, DNSChanger changes the DNS settings on the computer, redirecting websites entered by the user to malicious sites. If personal information is entered on these malicious websites, it can lead to identity theft.

If the DNSChanger trojan horse is detected, DNSChanger Removal Tool will give you the option to remove it. If the DNSChanger trojan horse is detected and removed, you will need to restart your computer to clear out the bad DNS entries added by the DNSChanger Trojan Horse.

More info and download link (174KB) here.

33 Comments

  1. Just curious as to why you would need to restart? Surely using lookupd -flushcahe in 10.4 and previous, or the new dscacheutil -flushcache in Leopard would also remove the bad DNS entries.
    Maybe I am missing something . . .

  2. “Because my granny totally knows how to open up a terminal and enter in those commands…”

    “the DNSChanger Trojan Horse, also known as OSX.RSPlug.A and OSX/Puper, which has been found on numerous pornographic websites “

    what has granny been doing on her Mac?!?

  3. According to MDN, repeatedly (that means over and over and over) no trojans or other baddies can get into our Macs.

    So, ignore this – it’s just more FUD or… hold your breath here… it might be an invader disguised as a protector.

    Oooops, slipped again. Shut my mouth!

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