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DNS stops working...do you know what spyware...

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AndyD    22

causes this? I'm positive my brother keeps getting crap on his pc that does this. At first, I thought it was the router but I don't think it has anything to do with it. I reformatted after trying to remove a bunch of things without success the first time this happened. Everything worked ok for a while after the reformat. Bro then goes and hits some porn sites again and DNS stops working.

Does anyone know of a spyware that does this?

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realmcoy    0

Dns client on? (services.msc)

Are your upstream dns servers (isp) mentioned in your network connection's tcpip properties?

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AndyD    22

1. Not sure (bro lives in his own apartment. I'll have to get him to check later today)

2. Yeah

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realmcoy    0

Btw, what makes you think that it's a DNS query issue? Are addresses unresolvable? Is there anything else wrong with the connection?

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AndyD    22

I bumping this up again as I finally was able to get to my bros pc. I'm not so sure if its spyware anymore. I know it's a DNS issue as I have no problems connecting to sites/ftps with the IP address. It's name resolution that seems to not work.

I usually set the DNS address on the NIC with Routers IP. Works at home but for some reason it refuses to work on my bro. I could have sworn I switched the addys to the DNS server addys to see if that helps. Anyway, switching it now to those addys gets DNS working again.

Am I not supposed to be using the router's ip for DNS ip in the NICs setting?

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