One of our users laptops stopped resoulving host file entries correctly. For example:
The public IP for that private network is 184.108.40.206 and is set as the Gateway IP Address for the VPN connection.
When I ping SVRHOME it resolves the public address 220.127.116.11 instead of the entry that is in the hosts file, 192.168.1.10.
I checked for spyware and did find mysearch bar installed. So I ran hijackthis and removed the entries and then ran Adaware to find anything else.
I then booted into safemode under the local admin account and deleted the files in Temp, Temp Internet, and PreFetch.
Booted back up, adaware again which came back clean and then ran winsockfix.
After the reboot I tested it again and it was doing the same thing. So I then uninstalled the VPN client software and rebooted then reinstalled it.
Still resolving the wrong IP. Any ideas? I saw this one other time and gave up and just built the use a new laptop. Since this is the second time this has happend I would like to find a solution.