Unable to access internet due to proxy settings i cannot change

I have a computer that had a virus/spyware infection.
I scanned with many scanners and removed what i could.

I'm left with a computer that cannot get on the internet due to changed proxy settings.
If i go to internet options, connections and check the proxy settings - they are enabled (no proxy on this network) and all the settings are grayed out so i cannot turn them off.

It looks like a GPO was changed to do this - BUT this is a Windows 7 Home Premium computer - so there is no Group Policy for me to open and change this setting.

I did some searching and found a registry key that might effect this - but i didn't have that key that caused this.

Ran system restore.

I'm out of ideas.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions
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stephen15cAsked:
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dipopoCommented:
Best thing to do is this:

Reboot into safe mode [No networking!]
Run anti-virus scan [Let it complete AVG/Comodo]
Let it remove anything found
Run system restore [Way before the virus] - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449
Boot into Normal Windows

Try accessing IE options check settings.
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stephen15cAuthor Commented:
tried. No go.
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aadihCommented:
Although painful, it may be a time for a repair install, and failing that, saving your files and data and reinstall.
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arnoldCommented:
are you familiar with regedit?

The proxy settings are within the hkey_current_user\software\microsoft
Internet Settings

A similar path exists if this is a system wide.
proxycfg -d might also be an option.
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stephen15cAuthor Commented:
I just modified the registry (used same settings as another windows 7 machine with no proxy installed).
After i rebooted - problems was still there.

proxycfg commend does not work. Found this:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa384069%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

but im not sure about the syntax or possibility of using netsh to accomplish the same task.
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arnoldCommented:
What change did you make, enableProxy set to 0?
You may have a remnant that when you login, resets your settings.  Create a new account and see if this issues also happens to that account.
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stephen15cAuthor Commented:
I did and it didn't work.
I did a search in Regedit for EnableProxy and I found a few other places it was at and changed those to 0 and that seemed to fix it!
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aadihCommented:
Great. You fixed it. :-)
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