Cannot Access Antivirus Websites on laptop

Hi,

  i cannot access any antivirus websites like symantec,kaspersky,trend micro,spybot etc..i have ran combofix as suggested in other forums but that didn't make any differnce..iam using windows xp sp3 laptop
t250Asked:
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IekosCommented:
U've been infected.

Go to:

Downloads.com and search for malware bytes.

Download run it.

Also, in Internet Explorer, under internet option, then connection, Lan settings, make sure you have no proxy set.  have a look how here:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2377321_settings-message-internet-explorer-screenshots.html

Good luck.
dennywayne1Commented:
Have you checked the "host" file in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc and/or "Restricted Sites" in Internet Explorer?
Open the "host" file with Notepad and check for entries of Anti-Virus websites. In "Restricted Sites", look for the same.
There are also a couple of anti malware programs that I use along with "Combofix". Try Malwarebytes and Super Anitspyware. Both are free.
Sounds like your computer is still infected.
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dennywayne1Commented:
I should have mentioned to remove any entries in the "host" file or "Restricted Sites". By Default, the only entry in the "host" file is the "loopback" address for your computer - i.e. 127.0.0.1   localhost
t250Author Commented:
DennyWayne,

       in host files there are no any other entries except loopback address i.e 127.0.0.1 and no restricted sites..i have already tried malwarebytes and didn't find any infected files
t250Author Commented:
lekos,

 Proxy is not enabled.I have already checked that settings
IekosCommented:
Ok,

Google Hijackthis

Run it.

Post the log here.
dennywayne1Commented:
If nothing is being detected then maybe restoring Internet Explorer to default settings might help.
For IE 8 in the "Advanced" tab; choose "Reset" and check the box to "Delete personal settings". Restart Internet Explorer.
johnb6767Commented:
How to remove malware belonging to the family Rootkit.Win32.TDSS ...
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

Run this to make sure it is clean. The TDSS rootkits are known to hijack DNS and redirect your google search results.....

mitrumCommented:
can you access share folders ? windows automatic update is wokring fine ? if not, your machine infacted with some virus as Conficker. please see these http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/conficker-removal-tool.html
http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/conficker-removal-tool.html
Happy to help you..

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t250Author Commented:
Mitrum,

    Thank you...i cannot access windows update i have ran sophos conflicker removal tool as you've mentioned and can now access the websites...


    thanks a lot

   T
mitrumCommented:
Again Happy to help you !!!
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