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Old 09-08-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

A few weeks ago I managed to get a virus on my computer, one of those annoying ones that pretend to be Antivirus Software and tell you you have tons of other virus' and stuff. It also blocked all internet access to both my web browsers and AVG, Malwarebytes', Yousendit, Steam and other programs. Anyway, I managed to get rid of it by running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in safe mode but something is still blocking Steam and other software from getting internet access, even certian websites (e.g Youtube & Yousendit) fail to upload files or come up with error messages saying they have "failed to find the server". I managed to get firefox to work again after fiddling with the proxy settings. After reading some other posts on the net it seems that something may have hijacked my connection to the net. I'm not a massive tech guy when it comes to internet connections, I know bits and pieces but nothing as advanced as sorting this out. If anyone can be of any help that would be awesome!

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Old 09-12-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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Have you checked the Hosts file ?

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Old 09-12-2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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I have this same problem, but I don't know how to check the Hosts File, or what to look for once there. If there are any tech-savvy types that could put this direction in layman's terms, it would be greatly appreciated!
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Hey...Follow-up! If you start on this post with the subject problem, go right to the post above that says "[SOLVED]..the page cannot be displayed on the internet." You may find the answer to your problem there. I did!!! Tx.
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Alot of times the proxy server setting does get hijacked with in IE. Go to Control Panel. Open Internet Options. Click Connection tab and then LAN settings. Unchceck first Bypass proxy server for local addresses then uncheck Use a proxy server for your LAN. Click ok to close, click Ok to close. Open IE and see if you are connected.

If this does not resolve your issue, you will need to Read the instructions HERE and post the requested logs HERE. We do not deal with virus infections in this area of the forum.

jps6000, please start your own thread next time. Although your issue seems to be the same your systems are quit different in many ways and Tom's solution may not work for you.
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Thanks geekgirl! That seems to have fixed it! Sorry about the slow reply, I have been a away for a few day!

Thanks again, muchly appreciated!

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