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)
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\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.