Javacool - re Verisign browser hijacker

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Libra, Sep 24, 2003.

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  1. Libra

    Libra Registered Member

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    Hi Javacool,
    I was just reading about the verisign browser hijacker here:
    http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/newsletter/archives/0903/24.php

    and was wondering if you can put a block in SpywareBlaster to stop this and protect us. I hope so.
    Thank you for a wonderful product.
    Sincerely, Libra
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    Hi Libra,

    Unfortunately, that "hijack" is being done right within the Internet's core DNS structure itself which Verisign has direct control over. SpywareBlaster can't do anything about it. However, you can use entries in your Hosts file to reduce it's impact, and completely eliminate its effects by blocking some addresses in your firewall.

    See this thread for the specific items to block:

    verisign hold up on .com and .net
     
  3. Libra

    Libra Registered Member

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    Thank you LowWaterMark.
    Sincerely, Libra
     
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