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    Default 2007-06-06 ▀TCP/IP Settings plugin

    Could someone please explain the purpose of the following beta update?
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    hi,

    some malware (for instance Zlob.DNSChanger) are able to change the computer's TCP/IP settings. In case of Zlob.DNSChanger bad DNS Servers are entered.
    The TCP/IP settings plugin enables Spybot to use new rules which can detect IP addresses entered by malware and exchange them with non harmful entries.

    Further plugins will enable Spybot to increase its set of rules and rule parameters without the need for a new main update. Thus the plugins make Spybot more flexible.
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    Yodama:

    Thank you for the explanation.

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    Excellent addition: well done the Spybot team

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    hi all,

    where do I download that update from? is it possible to download it without using integrated update? Is it included in the includes download from the site?

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    srxy1:

    See the answer to your duplicate query in this thread:

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    yodama,

    would you happen to know how to use this update? I am trying to remove that Zlob.DNSChanger trojan and i have to restore it because it knocks down my internet.

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    @taco006: The problem were replacement DNS servers - some of those we chose seem to be not available everywhere. Todays update will replace Zlob DNS servers with two from OpenDNS, which should be available everywhere.

    @srxy1: separate installer is a good point, should be available soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodama View Post
    hi,

    some malware (for instance Zlob.DNSChanger) are able to change the computer's TCP/IP settings. In case of Zlob.DNSChanger bad DNS Servers are entered.
    The TCP/IP settings plugin enables Spybot to use new rules which can detect IP addresses entered by malware and exchange them with non harmful entries.
    maybe im not understanding properly - the malware is changing DNS entries on our machine and Spybot solution is to DNS entries to something else? shouldnt it just remove the malware and leave our setttings alone - or does it set the dns to a benign setting and then we have to change the settings back outrselves? otherwise that doesnt sound like a solution or am i completely misunderstanding whats happening here?

    thanks!

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