Xp clients not updating dns
When a computer requests a URL or file from one of these domains, a fake reply is sent, thus preventing many malware installs from occurring.We all have had problems with machines being overrun by malware: taking 20 minutes to startup, constant popups, hijacking of the home and search pages, bookmarks being added, etc.These packages were originally designed as a substitute for a large host file in order to speed up browsing by having a local name server available to cache domain queries such as DNSKong.These programs can also be used to block domains associated with malware.
You may need to change the 127.0.0.1 to 0.0.0.0 or to an internal server, as discussed above.
Several Live CD distributions (such as Knoppix-STD a and NST) contain the named program (which is used to start up the BIND daemon) and can be used for testing.
More information on testing the new zones is located later in this paper.
Such a server could also be configured as a “primary” or “master” resolver for domains associated with malware and spyware.
The DNS server, beleiving it is an “authority” for the that zone, will answer the query instead of querying another dns server for the answer.Please view this paper for how to use a free Power Shell script to manage blackhole DNS domains using Microsoft’s Windows Server DNS A list of domains that are known to be used to propagate spyware and malware are listed in Bind and Windows zone files.