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Old 06-12-2009, 05:25 PM   #16
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Your quotes are out of date, Phorm was shutdown and deemed unlawful several months ago.
Can you provide an authoritative link for this assertion? All I can find is that Phorm has repositioned itself as an "opt-in" service. Whether that means they're actually following the rules for opt-in is anyone's guess, of course.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 11:13 PM   #17
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to be fair I couldn't find a link that said they had actually started using phorm, only what is stated above that they were working with them. Exactly what that indicates is not clear. the quotes were just to point out that Virgin, like all other ISP's, is not ideal in every aspect.

So there is a chance Virgin might also be hijacking DNS, since the issue affects all of his systems Windows and Linux, it seems whatever the issue is it's probably not malware on the boxes. I wouldn't discount the possibility that DNS wasn't being hijacked by the ISP until it is checked/tested, but the OP needs to step up and find out by doing a few tests, rather than just denying it out of hand.

I hadn't intended to have someone actually invoke Godwin's Law due to a couple quotes I posted from Virgin Press releases. I don't know how we arrived there so quickly this thread isn't that long..
 
Old 06-13-2009, 12:01 PM   #18
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Just a thought, but I THINK I remember running across a thread somewhere about bots being built now to go after routers. Mostly they were taking advantage of routers left with default passwords and settings.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 01:02 PM   #19
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Just a thought, but I THINK I remember running across a thread somewhere about bots being built now to go after routers. Mostly they were taking advantage of routers left with default passwords and settings.
Are you referring to similar articles like the one below?

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/6726/1/

This is why people need to change the default password as soon as the router is setup. Usually, the victims of this type of attack are the less technical savvy computer users who are unaware of basic router security and setups. And, I say this in a nice way

When I got my linksys router back in 2001, I changed the default password, disable SSID broadcasting, enable mac filtering and more.

From time to time, I change my router password and check firmware updates.

OF course, this does not guarantee anything, but at least I do the best of my knownledge to keep my router secure as possible.

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Old 06-13-2009, 03:49 PM   #20
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We've got Jew killers at the top of all governments all over the world. Even in Africa once the elites sign off their countries to the world bank they guarantee themselves a place in the higher masonic selective breeding cult. The Jews were the most naturally intellectual people in the world, the opposite to the blacks who dont work hard and have a general apathy towards life. But they both had to go the Aids virus for instance, the WHO biological/disease president says it can only be GM. Search hard enough you'll find poisons in the aid vaccines eugenics wars being funded by the west for 'no apparent reason'. Better open your minds guys else it brainchips and hermafrodites all round.. Googlevideo Alex Jones....


Anyway, I dont have Virgin I have AOL my internet box(I think it might also be a network box)is a netgear DG834G v3. Last night I switched the box off for 16 hours, I've also tried reseting it. Oh and its also got phone cable connections which I believe are ethernet ports.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 04:08 PM   #21
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In windows my --internet protocol(TCP/IP)properties are --obtain IP address automatically
--obtain DNS server address automatically

The --advanced TCP/IP settings --DHCP enabled
--TCP/IP filtering hve TCP ports, UDP ports and IP protocols set to permit only

Thats all the information I could get out of windows
 
Old 06-13-2009, 04:12 PM   #22
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Oh I'm also connected to the my modem by a phone cable(ethernet?)
 
Old 06-13-2009, 04:18 PM   #23
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On the netgear website their is a recovery utility will this work http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/263
 
Old 06-13-2009, 04:52 PM   #24
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We've got Jew killers at the top of all governments all over the world...
This isn't the right place to post this, as it has absolutely nothing to do with your technical problem.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 04:59 PM   #25
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@ ssssaaaammmm66

I think you need to contact your ISP and see if the problem is from their servers, also try contacting netgear for technical support in case it's a router issue.

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Old 06-13-2009, 05:24 PM   #26
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Could their servers have a virus? I did ring them up but they said that their servers could not possibly have a virus because of the way a server seperates the flows of data and if it was the server would it not be happenig to people all over the country. So then if their also not hi-jacking my DNS then what else could it be? By the way what is DNS, and is open DNS when you request/receive information without going through a main server other than some authroization process with your internet companies server.

Will a software recovery and updating my firmware do anything to my box.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 07:07 PM   #27
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DNS translate the web address into it's IP equivalent. For example, if you type google.com, first it will check if you have the info on your system, for example a host file. If not, it queries your DNS server for the IP address which in google's case is 74.125.45.100

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Will a software recovery and updating my firmware do anything to my box.
I have updated my linksys router firmwire three times with no problems. As long as you FOLLOW DIRECTIONS TO THE LETTER. Visit your netgear's website and search for your router model and the current firmware version and read the instructions. If you don't understand the instructions, then find someone to do it for you. Your router could be render useless if the firmware upgrade was done improperly.

As for the virus, I have no idea what is going on in your windows system. It's possible that the virus/malware could be affecting your internet connection by planting its own DNS server, or modifying any DNS info on your system.

If you had done a virus/malware scan and removal and still the problem persists, the last resort is to do a reinstall when all attempts has failed.

Sorry, but I have no other clues as to why your system is acting that way.

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Old 06-14-2009, 12:14 AM   #28
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did you try using dig to test what server is responding to your dns queries ? that is the first place you should look..

Test with different browsers to ensure it's not a Firefox exploit/value added plugin, or some such..
 
Old 06-23-2009, 01:06 PM   #29
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I'm using dig now on windows but I cant seem to get any dig to have any status but refused (QUERY, status: REFUSED, ...) on any address that I dig

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Old 06-23-2009, 01:08 PM   #30
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This problem happens on XP and linux, after many reformats and everything else that a novice would try. I'm just about to update my firmware on my netgear
 
  


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