windows XP pc infected...
Posted on 2010-01-04
i am working on a windows xp home PC that was heavily infected.
IE, ff, opera, netscape browsers wont load a web page. the PC had all these browsers, i didnt add anything extra.
i can go into cmd prompt and ping 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.8- those are DNS servers. i get replies back all day long.
so it does have a connection to the internet, just not via the browser.
i checked the hosts file, it looks clean i only see 127.0.0.1 localhost
IE isnt using any proxies
i started with my normal scans
spybot search and destroy.
all 3 programs found a handful of viruses.
i ran each program until there were no more traces on the PC.
i was hoping that getting rid of all the viruses would fix the issue.
nope, that didnt work.
i came to this site, got combofix and followed the guide, the only part of comobix that wouldnt run was the MS download. it said that i needed a connection to the internet.
i let it scan, it rebooted and did some more scanning upon the reboot.
i saw the log file that combofix had on my screen and that was as far as i went.
according to the tutorial, i am supposed to post the log in the thread to get some help, but i dont want to do that until i am asked to do so.
is this the proper forum for that?
any help is appreciated.