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    rotblitz

    "It seems as if the majority of my internet activity is being redirected to websites that are not the actual websites that I intended to visit."

    More information is needed.  Can you post screen shots of such examples and the related URLs?  Did you scan your computer for malware and viruses?

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    mlongmba (Edited )

    Hi rotblitz,

    Yes. About 2 weeks ago I did a virus scan and a “Trojan.Gen.2” was found. This was located within my browser’s cache. I deleted it. However, I was still experiencing redirects after I deleted it. That is when I was lead to check out the DNS settings again. Here are my current DNS settings:

    Are these the correct settings for OpenDNS?

    I did another virus scan after I read your reply. This scan came back with a system infection named “Adware.OSX.Spigot”

    Here are the details from my virus scan log:

    I only use my computer for homework, job hunting, and administering my small business. I do read online articles that I usually find through one of the major search engines. I don’t download any games or anything like that. I’m very mindful of the programs/files that I download. This is why I was surprised to find any sort of Adware on my computer.

    Having said that, I am mostly concerned with any sort of redirecting that is going on. Is there anything else within the scope of OpenDNS’ services that I should be configuring and implementing? I need to secure my studies, employment, and my business. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you very much for reading. I’m excited to read more!

     

    - MBA Student

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    rotblitz

    Your DNS settings look correct, and I do not see a reason why your problem would be related to DNS at all.  So this forum may be the wrong place anyway.

    Again, can you post screen shots of such redirection examples and the related URLs?

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    mlongmba

    Hello rotblitz,

    Thank you for your reply. At this point, I feel uncomfortable uploading anything further as that would involve sharing my personal identifiable information.

    I thought this was somehow related to DNS because I am aware that a DNS request can be intercepted. However, If you’re expressing that this forum is the wrong place for such topics, then I’ll reevaluate my approach.

    Thank you & have a blessed evening!

     

    -MBA Student

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    rotblitz

    I cannot exclude DNS request interception e.g. caused by malware.  But this insight would depend on additional information about what is being redirected how and to where.  You may want to check your local hosts file for suspicious entries.  This is often the method of DNS traffic interception.

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