www.winehq.org resolves to smth strange.

Philip A. Marshall marshall at ece.ualberta.ca
Tue Apr 10 18:07:20 CDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 13:21 -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
> Kirill wrote:
> > I've noticed very strange thing today: www.winehq.org resolves to
> > http://searchportal.information.com/index.mas?epl=00630086VFAXVE0DWlgVVRBeVwtAVw5ZB14NW1YMBAhCUVZRWRQbWxBfHwRsXQUNU1oBVFc
> >
> >This site claims to be winehq.org.
> >
> >"Winehq.org - What you need, when you need it"
> Two ideas.
> 1. Your ISP or browser has been programmed by your vendor
> to go to that portal whenever any DNS site can't be resolved,
> and you had a temporary name lookup problem.
> 2. Somebody poisoned a DNS cache somewhere.

If you're running on a windows machine it's possible your hosts file or
your DNS cache service has been hijacked by spyware/a trojan.  Make
sure your hosts file is clean, and then run "ipconfig /flushdns" to
clear your local caches.  (of course if you are infected with something
those changes may not stick)

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