I am running XP pro SP3.
All my browsers are unable to display web pages. I have tried countless things to attempt to fix.. Including WinSock Fix, Winsock 2 Fix, TCP/IP reset, netsh reset commands, Ad-Aware scan, s&d scan, AVG 8 scan, combofix scan, system file check scan and a few other utils i can't remember.
When I open IE7, it seems to want to re-direct somewhere immediately... I can see the magnifying glass icon appear at the bottom left hand part of the screen, like it does when the browser attempts a default search. This all happens before I even type anything into the navigation bar.
If I attempt to connect to a local network IP address on my network, I get the same issue, as if it were trying to redirect somewhere. IE7 goes 1 step further and replaces what I have type with:
Firefox does not have the same re-direct symptom, but the end result is the same. Unable to display web page. I also have apple's Saffari, and it is unable to connect to any URL i enter.
If I time things correctly I can sometimes get IE7 to start spawing mutiple sessions of itself. This happens if I open IE7, then close it before it can attempt to complete the re-direct.
Any application that replies on IE7 objects or winsock related stuff does not work either. They are unable to connect beyond my computer.
I can connect to ip addres 127.0.0.1 without the browser attempting to re-direct.
I am able to ping valid public dns/ip addresses on the net such ad google.com anf yahoo.com.
As instructed I have downloaded DDS scan and have attached the following logs in a zip file to the email
My restore points were either cleared by the malware or the tools I have used attempting to fix this problem.
Microsoft update fails to connect through the browser.