cant connect to the internet

I have a desktop that is wired to my router.  I cannot connect to the internet with IE 8 firefox or chrome.  I can ping yahoo if i use the IP address (not the name) I have tired winsock repair, safe mode...nothing.  Seems likei had this problem before and ended up having to fix via the registry but i can t remember how.  Any ideas?
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drasmuss70Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I just restored the PC..... working now
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AustinComputerLabsCommented:
When you ping yahoo does it return "cannot find" or does it resolve to an IP and then times out?
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WayneATaylorCommented:
Sounds like you have no DNS to me..

Mhat happens if you try a ping from a CMD prompt to say  PING WWW.GOOGLE.COM   
does that resolve to an address?  If not that confirms a DNS issue.

Check your DNS settings on the client.

Wayne
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
cannot find... but if i type the actual IP  it pings
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
says cannot find for www.google.com
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WayneATaylorCommented:
OK that must be you have no or an invalid DNS server set in TCP/IP settings.

Normally you want both IP addess and DNS set to automatic, unless your router is not configured correctly!

What is set on there?

Wayne


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drasmuss70Author Commented:
I will look when i get back home(currently at work)
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
ok back home, i did ipconfig /flushdns   no internet, check settings both  IP addess and DNS set to automatic, router ok all pc's on are fine..but i put in ip in IE for google and got on google, so it is DNS but still not fixed
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
I can use the IP of any site to get on the internet (google and yahoo) but i still cannot resolve my DNS problem.  Any ideas?
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WayneATaylorCommented:
Must be then that the router is not getting a correct DNS server address.

Normally when its set to auto on your system, the PC will grab the router as a DNS server and the router will forward all DNS requests to the server it has as it;s DNS server.

Worth checking the router is set to get DNS automatically. Sometimes these are configured with a manual address which might be old now.

One thing you could try to confirm this is put a manual DNS server address in, you should get that from your provider.

Wayne


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drasmuss70Author Commented:
I have 2 laptops that use the same router (wireless) and they work fine.  I maually put in ip, dns etc that didnt work.  It does use the router as DNS server.  I will check the router.
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
Router gets DNS automatically.  I took this PC to my friends and canot get on internet there either so it cant be a router issue.  I can still get to google if i type ip address into IE.  I also pulled the HD and went through with Malwarebytes I did find a couple trojans.  Got them cleaned out, but still no internet i went back through and did ipconfig /flushdns....still nothing.
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WayneATaylorCommented:
If it maybe got a virus it might have a dodgy HOSTS file.  Check that.  WIll be in c:windows\system32\drivers\etc dir

Wayne
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
I ttried that once...I will try again
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
ok i re-created the host file still no internet...I can still use if i know IP addressses
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
Any other ideas?
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WayneATaylorCommented:
That sounds like the remnants of a DNS poison attack then. They can be a nightmare to get rid of!

Have you doen a full virus scan?

Wayne

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drasmuss70Author Commented:
yes
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
would just doing a restore work??
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WayneATaylorCommented:
If you have system restore points they would help as long as they were before the problem started!

Wayne
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
I tried that,  i went back a month and nothing
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younghvCommented:
Go through all of the Menu Items in "RogueKiller" (RK) and post the resultant logs.
It may be any number of things causing this, so please follow RK immediately with a FRESH download of Malwarebytes.

Details here:
Rogue-Killer-What-a-great-name
Stop-the-Bleeding-First-Aid-for-Malware
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TomislavjSystem AdminCommented:
can you paste result of ipconfig/all?
what is status of services DHCP Client and DNS Client?
have You tried to set fixed ip and dns (try 8.8.8.8 for dns)?
what is result of 'nslookup www.google.com' command in cmd?
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
OK, try this.

Start cmd prompt
Type

nslookup
www.google.co.uk.
server 158.43.128.1
www.google.co.uk.
quit

There is an extra period after the domain names to resolve.
The first lookup will use your configured dns servers
The second will use a specific one on the internet.  This is one that has been around at least 15 years at Pipex and still good idea for resolving.

OpenDNS ones are another good idea: 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220

ipconfig /all will be good start to see, as would route print
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Also what other network adaptors are listed, e.g. firewire cards, wireless, 3g, vpn etc. which might have values in even though disabled or unused.
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
RogueKiller V6.1.2 [10/07/2011] by Tigzy
contact at http://www.sur-la-toile.com
mail: tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>com
Feedback: http://www.sur-la-toile.com/discussion-193725-1-BRogueKillerD-Remontees.html

Operating System: Windows XP (5.1.2600 Service Pack 2) 32 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User: dennis [Admin rights]
Mode: Scan -- Date : 10/07/2011 17:37:09

Bad processes: 2
[SUSP PATH] stsystra.exe -- c:\windows\stsystra.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]
[SUSP PATH] FacebookUpdate.exe -- c:\documents and settings\dennis\local settings\application data\facebook\update\facebookupdate.exe -> KILLED [TermProc]

Registry Entries: 3
[SUSP PATH] FacebookUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-2312041169-1320706990-983637992-1006UA.job : C:\Documents and Settings\dennis\Local Settings\Application Data\Facebook\Update\FacebookUpdate.exe -> FOUND
[SUSP PATH] FacebookUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-2312041169-1320706990-983637992-1006Core.job : C:\Documents and Settings\dennis\Local Settings\Application Data\Facebook\Update\FacebookUpdate.exe -> FOUND
[HJ] HKLM\[...]\NewStartPanel : {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} (1) -> FOUND

Particular Files / Folders:

Driver: [LOADED]

HOSTS File:
127.0.0.1       localhost
ver
127.0.0.1       localhost


Finished : << RKreport[1].txt >>
RKreport[1].txt



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drasmuss70Author Commented:
nslookup www.google.com came back with:

*** Cant find server name for address for 192.168.2.1 : timed out
server :    dsmdc-dns-dts10.mcomdc.com
address :  97.64.168.12

Non-authoritive answer:
name: WWW.google.com.belkin
address: 67.63.55.33
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younghvCommented:
drasmuss70,
I idea behind my suggest above was for you to run ALL six of the Menu Items in RogueKiller, and then immediately download, install,  and update a fresh copy of Malwarebytes.

After you have done all of that, post ALL of the logs that are generated by ALL of the activities.

Details here:
Stop-the-Bleeding-First-Aid-for-Malware
Rogue-Killer-What-a-great-name
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Please try what is in http:#36933492.  It looks from above like pointing your DNS at your router is adding ".belkin" to the end of the reqeust, possibly down to the you have given to the router or it's dns name....

Results of ipconfig /all will really help.  As would amending your DNS setting from automatic to, say, the OpenDNS servers listed above.

Steve
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TomislavjSystem AdminCommented:
what is result of "nslookup www.google.com 8.8.8.8" command in cmd
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TomislavjSystem AdminCommented:
seems to me that public dns have some issues
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for drasmuss70's comment http:/Q_27344275.html#36980620

for the following reason:

The restore solved my problem
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
you could always reward those who took the trouble to offer advise.....
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drasmuss70Author Commented:
Yes you are right can I undo this?
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