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Firefox trying to use proxy to connect to the internet.


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#1 Claytronic

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:23 PM

I will start off by saying that I've not recently changed any computer settings or installed anything fishy (aside from Dropbox but that was a couple days ago).
I log on today, open my browser (Firefox, most recent update, version 21.0), and I'm greeted by the following error message:

"Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections."

Weird, I don't use proxies. I was unable to google anything for help, but I eventually went in to Tools --> Options --> Advanced --> Network --> "Configure how Firefox connects to the Internet" --> Settings --> and "Use system proxy settings" is selected".
I don't know what this means, so I selected the no proxy option.

The strangest part about it is that my brother on the same home wifi connection is not affected by this. FileHippo still says "No Internet Connection" as well.

Is this a virus? I'm doing a scan with MalwareBytes right now (and after that, Avast, Spybot, etc)

Thanks!

 

EDIT: The other day (a couple days ago) I was moving files around on my desktop and Avast flipped out about RKill and shoved it in a chest. I thought whatever, next time I need that I'll just download it again.
That was a couple days ago, I have no idea why that would have affected my computer TODAY but I figure it's worth noting.

EDIT #2: MalwareBytes came up clean in both quick scan and full scan.

EDIT #3: Avast QuickScan ran, came up with two threats that I'm ignoring:
- C:\Users\Clayton\Desktop\Stuff\BleepingComputer\dds(1).scr
- C:\Users\Clayton\Downloads\iExplore.exe <--- This is RKill from when I had the Windows Recovery Virus, disguised as another name,

EDIT #4: I apologize for so many edits. I just didn't want to unintentionally spam-bump this thread with updates.
Ran Avast FullScan and came up with only the two "threats" previously found. Going to run Spybot now.

EDIT #5: Spybot came up with nothing out of the ordinary (tracking cookies, that sorta thing)

I'm officially stumped, but still wondering if any of you think it's a virus.


Edited by Claytronic, 09 June 2013 - 06:50 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:42 PM

Hello, lets see what these show.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.



Please Download TDSSkiller
Launch it.
Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system
Click on "Scan".
Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)

Do not change the default options on scan results.



Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with Ok.
You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:34 PM

Edited out MiniToolbox log - no longer needed


Edited by Claytronic, 09 June 2013 - 10:52 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:39 PM

Edited out TDSS log - no longer needed

 


Edited by Claytronic, 09 June 2013 - 10:52 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:41 PM

Looks like Spybot files are corrupt. probably needs areinstall.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:48 PM

Ah, yeah. Spybot DID ask me to update the other day so maybe it's an issue with a recent update.

 

Edited out ADWCleaner text - no longer needed

 


Edited by Claytronic, 09 June 2013 - 10:53 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:05 PM

Is FF still trying now?


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:13 PM

Firefox's "Use system proxy settings" is back to being selected (as it was this morning before I switched it to no proxy to get on the internet) and I've not recieved an issue about proxies :)
Internet Explorer is connecting as well, with no proxy message.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:27 PM

Looks good to go. :thumbup2:


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:05 PM

Thank you so much!! :) I was freaking out



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:12 PM

You're welcome from us all!!!
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