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Is either my Mac or the router infected?

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#1 Amanda123


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Posted 20 October 2010 - 04:14 AM

Hi. I've had this problem off and on for the last two weeks or so: I'm happily on the net checking e-mail, google searching, friends' blogs, ETC and then suddenly some of the sites won't load. I'm still connected to the internet because other sites continue to load. Although typically it's the most heavily-used sites (e.g., Google) that end up not loading, occasionally it's a small site, like a friend's wordpress blog or something.

Mac OS 10.6.4
Connected through wireless router (this might be the problem)
[EDIT]: mostly using Safari, still getting the same errors from the most up-to-date Firefox browser.

Anyways. At first, I tried restarting the router and that did nothing, so I found a mac forum that told me to flush cache, e.g. Terminal > dscacheutil -flushcache. That works to resolve the immediate problem, but yesterday and today I have had to use this command several times (not once every day or two like I have been doing the last couple of weeks).

I don't own any anti-virus software because I've always been told I shouldn't worry on a mac. I don't think I have a local Trojan DNS changer because when I ran:

/usr/sbin/scutil --dns | grep nameserver

I got:
nameserver[0] :
(my router)

However, I don't know if this means my router might still have an issue? As a new user, I'm also not quite sure where to put this topic post if I don't qualify for the "Am I infected?".

What are my next steps to figuring out this issue? Thanks in advance for your help!

Edited by Amanda123, 20 October 2010 - 04:19 AM.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:04 AM

OK, just had to flushcache AGAIN because this website wouldn't load.... anyone???

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