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Network Prob Pst Antivir Xp 08 Infection

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#1 IPT


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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:02 PM

So, I used the Malwarebytes' program to remove the AntivirXP 08 virus. I also ran the SuperAntispyware program and another from a different thread on this forum. I seem to have the program removed, but I have networking issues now.

I couldn't ping my router (with all Firewalls off). I Tried release/renew. At this point I have basically a "media disconnected" situation (it said it was unable to contact my DHCP server - I also tried to remove the Router passwords and security with the Firewalls down and rebooting but still nada). I also tried turning the Router off (lynkses) for 2 min, and rebooting the Laptop (where this issue is) a few times to no avail.

I run Pc'illin and Zone Alarm.

At this point I have a "disconnected" state with IP address abd subnet mask of and a whole lot of frustration. I have treid everything that has wrked for me in the past and am stuck. Any help for me ??

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:12 PM

After a sustained period of beig off my laptop now has no DNS siffix, IP address of, Subnet mask of, and no default gateway. If I try and ping my router I get a "host not rechable" message.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 01:28 PM


I appear to be having the same problems after cleaning up an infection (see http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html) and would love to get some thoughts on troubleshooting!

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 12:40 AM

Justbrewit -

It looks like DHCP is not kicking in. Set a static IP on your network card. I believe Linksys router use the /24 subnet by default.

Set the IP of your computer to Set the gateway to and the DNS addresses to and If you can reach the internet this way it is a DHCP issue with your router.

If you still can't, unplug the cable modem and router from their power source. Then plug in the cable modem, wait for it to come up and then plug your router in.

If there are still issues, set your NIC back to DHCP and plug it directly into the cable modem.

If there are still issues please post them.
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