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Folks can you tell me if this DNS server is malicious?


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#1 Anik3543

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:58 PM

Hello guys,new here.

The server I am talking about is: 185.162.9.197

I use an HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC.

My DNS server used to be ALWAYS set to this value when I chose "Obtain DNS Server address automatically" in IP Version 4 Properties.

When I contacted my ISP,they said that this is not their server(Pretty evident because this server is hosted in Netherlands,as I checked-whereas I dont even live in Europe and my ISP is a local company)

 

My reasons to think it is malicious:

I experienced a FRUSTRATING amount of "onclick" ads/popup tabs which couldn't be blocked using pop-up blocker.

AND

I saw the SAME DNS listed in another poster's complaint about onclickads ads which you can see here:

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/643609/keep-seeing-popups-with-onclkdscom-then-link-are-redirected/

 

Guys please investigate into this if you have time,and if anything comes out of this,please make other people aware of this issue.

Thanks a lot

 

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:06 PM

For What it's Worth. From a IP lookup. The address originates in the Netherlands.

 

https://ipaddress.ip-adress.com/185.162.9.197



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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:13 PM

Thanks, but you can see in the post that I checked where it originates and it is the basis of my doubt of its authenticity 


Edited by Anik3543, 10 September 2017 - 02:20 PM.


#4 JohnC_21

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:22 PM

If you did not change to this DNS server after having set DNS to automatic then I would have to think this is not a legitimate DNS server. You can confirm by setting your DNS servers to OpenDNS. Be sure to flush the DNS cache after changing to OpenDNS. If you find it changes back then you have a malware infection. I would then post a new thread in the Malware Removal Forum of BC after reading the pinned posts that will tell you what logs to post.

 

OpenDNS Windows 7

 

OpenDNS Windows 8

 

OpenDNS Windows 10

 

I would run a scan with Malwarebytes and HitmanPro also.



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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:25 PM

Use the programs below to clean, remove adware and remove malware.

 

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 

Malwarebytes - Clean Mode

  • Download and install the free version of Malwarebytes
    Note: If you have Malwarebytes already installed, you don't need to install it again. Simply start from the next bullet point
  • Once Malwarebytes is installed, launch it and let it update his database. You might have to click on the little arrow by Scan Status in the middle right pane for it to do so
  • Once the database update is complete, click on the Scan tab, then select the Threat Scan button and click on Start Scan
  • Let the scan run, the time required to complete the scan depends of your system and computer specs
  • Once the scan is complete, make sure that the first checkbox at the top is checked (which will automatically check every detected item), then click on the Quarantine Selected button
    • If it asks you to restart your computer to complete the removal, do so
  • Click on Export Summary after the deletion (in the bottom-left corner) and select Copy to Clipboard. Paste the content in your next reply

If you are unable to run a scan using MBAM:

Follow the instructions in the thread below. Make sure to download the MBAR linked in it. Let me know if you're not able to launch it and run a scan.
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/198907-requested-resource-is-in-use-error-unable-to-start-malwarebytes/

 

 

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop. (compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10)

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
  • download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message

 

Download and run the FREE online scanner from Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scan from ESET | ESET

  • Place a checkmark in YES, I accept the Terms of Use, then click Start. Wait for ESET Online Scanner to load its components.
  • Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
  • Click Advanced Settings, then place a checkmark in the following:
    • Remove found threats
    • Scan archives
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • Click Start to begin scanning.
  • ESET Online Scanner will start downloading signatures and scan. Please be patient, as this scan can take quite some time.
  • When the scan is done, click List threats (only available if ESET Online Scanner found something).
  • Click Export, then save the file to your desktop.
  • Click Back, then Finish to exit ESET Online Scanner.

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#6 JohnC_21

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:33 PM

Please follow buddy's advice. He has more experience than me regarding infections. 






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