Ok, this has me STUMPED... the details...
I have a severe problem that began yesterday morning... days before that, I was alerted that I had Backdoor.Graybird (a low risk trojan) on my computer...
-I have 100% connectivity, does not say limited, it claims to be fully connected. Yet, I open a browser or use the connection, and nothing... If i boot into safe mode with networking, I get all the internet I want!
-I am not connected through a router, just directly to a cable modem... also, I have tried nearby wireless connections on different ISPs (making sure only ONE connection is running at a time) and the exact same problem happens.
-I have run my Symantec anti-virus, ad-aware, spybot all normally, and in safe mode... here are the results...
Symantec: says Backdoor.Graybird is found but cannot quarantine or delete (in safe mode or not)
Ad-aware 2008 (updated fully) blue screens with 0x0000008E not long into the scan
Spybot has similar results as semantic
-after searching extensively I have done these tips and here are the results
-check the TCP/IP check box under connection properties, it is checked
-"ipconfig -release/-renew" works fine in the command prompt
-"ipconfig /flushdns" works, and successfully flushes
-the "ping" command does not work! either times out or cannot locate
-I have clicked "repair" on my network icon, and it says unable to refresh the IP address
-I have run the program "SmitfraudFix" which comes bundled with the winsock fix
-I have followed the instructions on the Symantec site for removing this particular virus, as well as on the "http://www.uninstall-spyware.com/uninstallBackdoorGrayBird.html
" site... and non of the .dlls or processes were running, nor did any of the registry entries exist...
UPDATE: I called the ISP again, and they said that they think the reason is because whenever they see me logged on my uploads are insanely high (forgot the numbers, but high enough for me to get no connection)... Now I do NOT use any peer2peer as this is a work computer, and the connection is strictly the modem to my computer, no router involved... and the same thing happens on other connections too.... think im under attack?