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Re: Any real fix for utopia.net DNS Hijack?
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 11:06:50 PM »
Good evening bob3160,

Thank you for jumping in to help on this matter. I have indeed read this article prior to coming to the Avast forums. I have fixed this issue, with a degree od certainty, but there are still remnant left that pop up here and there. I wouldn't wish this nightmare on anyone.

Once again, thank you for bringing more information forward. Perhaps some good will come from all of this.

Regards,

Darcy

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Re: Any real fix for utopia.net DNS Hijack?
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2019, 01:23:36 AM »
Hi darcevader,

For the remnants. Whenever you have a known clean restore point prior to this DNS hijacker incident,
a system restore could also cure these.

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Re: Any real fix for utopia.net DNS Hijack?
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 04:21:25 AM »
Since your browser is the window to the outside world, I suggest you start to protect it by running it in a sandbox along with an antivirus. 
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Re: Any real fix for utopia.net DNS Hijack?
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 12:39:20 PM »
Since your browser is the window to the outside world, I suggest you start to protect it by running it in a sandbox along with an antivirus.
Using the Avast Secure Browser in Bank Mode is a great way to stay safe.



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Re: Any real fix for utopia.net DNS Hijack?
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 05:55:35 PM »
Folks,

Utopia is not particularly a BHO in that restricted sense only, so the browser is not the first line of defense involved for Browsing hijacking.
The real threat is DNS manipulation and for instance letsencrypt laissez-faire, see and read here:
-> https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/a-dns-hijacking-wave-is-targeting-companies-at-an-almost-unprecedented-scale/ 
Threat is coming in like the waves of a cybercriminal driven  tsunami now.

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