1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. PUA.ChangeDNS


December 3, 2014 4:18:55 PM
Potentially Unwanted App
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Linux, Windows 2000


PUA.ChangeDNS is a generic detection for many individual Security Risks that share the primary functionality of altering DNS settings without permission and for which specific definitions have not been created. A generic detection is used because it protects against many Security Risks that share similar characteristics.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 16, 2017 revision 032
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 24, 2014 revision 035
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 17, 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 30, 2014
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