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I have been unable to access WIndows update for about 10 days. Every time I try I keep getting directed to the MSN.COM website. I emailed Microsoft about the problem but they just directed me to their knowledge base on their website. I did a google search to see if anyone else has the same problem and sure enough they do. I read some forums and tried various things suggested for other people but nothing has changed. One of the forums suggested contacting you guys so here I am looking for some help please.
Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:38 AM
It's good to know that I'm not alone with this problem - thanks for your reply.
I wish I had an answer for you but I have the same problem. I've been researching for days. I've tried going to the Microsoft site and get to Windows Update that way, but the link always directs me to MSN.com.
So, I decided to reformat my hard drive and start with a new copy of Windows XP. After installing service pack 2 (I have a CD for the service pack), I tried Windows Update. The same thing happened.
Then I downloaded Eraser to really destroy all the data on my hard drive and did a new installation again. With no service pack installed, I still couldn't get to Windows Update. It kept on taking me to MSN.com.
Figuring that the virus or whatever it is was in the firmware of my hard drive, I changed the hard drive with another one I had as a spare. Again, a new installation of Windows XP and again, the same problem. The Windows XP CD I have is a corporate version of XP Pro that I've used on many PC's since 2001 without any problem. So it can't be my version of Windows.
Now I figure it must be code in my BIOS, but I'm not sure. So, I'm as anxious as you to find out what's doing this.
Hope we get an answer.
Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:00 AM
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:54 AM
Mbam scan run - 6 baddies found again. See log below. Rebooted after scan before gathering report log. Able to get onto websites without another reboot this time.
Mbam should handle this. Run it again and post another log. It might take a few times
DhcpNameServer is a trojan that effects IE
Posted 02 November 2008 - 03:03 PM
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:40 AM
Although possible , it's highly unlikely a BIOS will get infected
I still think it's in the Bios somewhere.
Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:03 AM
Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:34 PM
Preparation guide for production of HJT log followed and log posted to HJT forum.
I'm far from a malware expert. I would read the HJT preparation guide:
Then post the log in this forum:
Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:56 PM
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