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Thread: [SOLVED] Spyware in my Ubuntu Firefox?

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    Re: Spyware in my Ubuntu Firefox?

    I'm not sure whether they're the same, I only see one set of numbers matching. Here's what I got:

    rivertam@RiverTam:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    ### BEGIN INFO
    #
    # Modified_by: NetworkManager
    # Process: /usr/bin/NetworkManager
    # Process_id: 4787
    #
    ### END INFO

    search meridiantelekoms.com


    nameserver 121.1.3.208 <- Only this one matches
    nameserver 121.1.3.199
    nameserver 203.84.191.216

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    Re: Spyware in my Ubuntu Firefox?

    Quote Originally Posted by laurenipsum View Post
    <snip size="huge"></snip>
    nameserver 121.1.3.199
    nameserver 203.84.191.216
    Perhaps that's your problem. Make a backup, remove these two entries and try again.

    Alternatively, try clearing all cookies, all saves passwords and logins and the cache.

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    Re: Spyware in my Ubuntu Firefox?

    Quote Originally Posted by laurenipsum View Post
    search meridiantelekoms.com
    Yet another Ah Ha! moment.. see http://www.raylanddelosreyes.com/mer...scribers-safe/

    You should remove (or comment out) the "search" line, and change your DNS servers to OpenDNS servers (though the above ones also belong to SmartBro, ie, the same people who own the DNS servers that are set in Windows) to avoid any such problems. Post back for detailed instructions if you would like more help on how to do this.
    Last edited by prshah; August 18th, 2008 at 05:45 PM.
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    Re: Spyware in my Ubuntu Firefox?

    Quote Originally Posted by laurenipsum View Post
    I'm not sure whether they're the same, I only see one set of numbers matching. Here's what I got:

    rivertam@RiverTam:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    ### BEGIN INFO
    #
    # Modified_by: NetworkManager
    # Process: /usr/bin/NetworkManager
    # Process_id: 4787
    #
    ### END INFO

    search meridiantelekoms.com
    Change search meridiantelekoms.com in search lan

    nameserver 121.1.3.208 <- Only this one matches
    nameserver 121.1.3.199
    nameserver 203.84.191.216
    These are fine: nsN.smartbro.net are nameservers of Smart Broadband Incorporated.

    In case you do want to use OpenDNS:

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220

    Or look for your hardware on this page (for help):
    https://www.opendns.com/start
    Last edited by Master Chief; August 18th, 2008 at 07:02 PM.

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    Re: Spyware in my Ubuntu Firefox?

    Hey there. I've been having the same problem (whether on Ubuntu or Windows), and I'm also a SmartBro user. I'm also behind a router, though, and I tried changing my router's DNS settings to use OpenDNS. However, I can't get to any site (DNS is broken?). Any thoughts?

    (Sidenote: Those fake search pages seem to come from ADS-Click. I don't have a screenshot to show that, though.)

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    Re: Spyware in my Ubuntu Firefox?

    Quote Originally Posted by kmseven View Post
    Hey there. I've been having the same problem (whether on Ubuntu or Windows), and I'm also a SmartBro user. I'm also behind a router, though, and I tried changing my router's DNS settings to use OpenDNS. However, I can't get to any site (DNS is broken?). Any thoughts?...
    I have no idea, because you forgot (?) to add the router brand/type and what setting you changed!

  7. #27
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    Re: Spyware in my Ubuntu Firefox?

    WRT54G. Added OpenDNS IP addresses to "Static DNS 1" and "Static DNS 2".

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    Re: Spyware in my Ubuntu Firefox?

    Quote Originally Posted by kmseven View Post
    WRT54G. Added OpenDNS IP addresses to "Static DNS 1" and "Static DNS 2".
    Right, and what is your DNS in Ubuntu set to? I mean that should point to your router (192.168.1.254?).

    System -> Administration -> Network -> DNS

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    Re: Spyware in my Ubuntu Firefox?

    I remember you could stop this Non-sense redirect things easy

    by changing "network.http.redirection-limit" to 0 in "about:config".

    Will you try sea monkey? see what Happens? It can handle FF extensions sometimes.

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    Re: Spyware in my Ubuntu Firefox?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orlsend View Post
    I remember you could stop this Non-sense redirect things easy

    by changing "network.http.redirection-limit" to 0 in "about:config".
    This preference works in all Mozilla based browsers, including Flock and SeaMonkey, because they are all build from the same tree at the beginning.

    See also: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83471

    However, setting this preference to 0 is not a good idea!

    There is also a caveat; because this preference affects HTTP redirects only, not redirects with HTML meta tags or JavaScript.

    Will you try sea monkey? see what Happens? It can handle FF extensions sometimes.
    The official name is SeaMonkey, and yes Philip Chee (do a Google search on the man) is doing a wonderful job by porting over 80 add-ons to SeaMonkey.

    However, SeaMonkey v2 will be more back-end compatible and include most of the Firefox features, if not all any day soon. For me the most important change for SeaMonkey v2 (aka suiterunner) was the inclusion of the add-on manager.

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