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We’ve seen quite a bit of FUD out there about the Trojan DNSChanger (both Windows and Mac versions) hijacking your DNS settings and then redirecting you to malicious websites, stealing personal identities, killing your dog and even crank-calling your grandmother with naughty messages.

Actually, it’s quite a bit more pedestrian than that, and we thought we’d set the record straight.

This Trojan is all about generating affiliate commissions by redirecting search results. So if you google “Spyware”, you’ll get search results they want you to see.


Here’s a video that I did with Adam a few months back that shows a Windows TrojanDnschanger in action:

It explains it all.

Alex Eckelberry