Can the Symantec Endpoint Protection client detect the "DNSChanger" virus ?


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Can Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) detect the virus "DNSChanger"?


SEP can detect the DNS Changer, which Symantec named as Trojan.Flush.K. Update the computer's AntiVirus definitions to include protection against the latest known variants.

The Symantec Endpoint Protection and AntiVirus are not able the restore the DNS configuration.

More detailed information about this virus can be found in:

Further information can be found on the Security Response Blog article DNSChanger Fraud Ring Busted 


Additional resources

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Check to See if Your Computer is Using Rogue DNS

Information about the DNS-Changer (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

To test your system(s) whether they affected by DNS Changer, you can test the DNS configuration for example on the following websites:


Deutsche Telekom / Bundesamt fuer Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (Federal Office for Security in Information Technology)