Browser hijacked? Random tabs created with ads? Think it’s malware? Think againMay 24th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Internet, Technology
So the past couple of weeks I’ve gone through a fun little experience that looked a lot like a malware infection that I couldn’t be cleaned. I ran every tool in the book and nothing seemed to prevent these tabs from opening up in Chrome with links to these bullshit pages telling me to upgrade my Windows 7 drivers, or upgrade flash, or whatever. Blatant phishing pages.
It wasn’t until the same thing started happening on our ipad that I realized this wasn’t a localized issue and that our DNS was probably hijacked. So I went into our router admin and sure enough the DNS was set to 126.96.36.199
Lesson learned here is to keep that router firmware up to date but better still is to install DD-WRT If you’re going to be flashing your router may as well stick something a bit more badass on there 🙂
For my E3200 the instructions were here: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_E3200