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I cant get access to any antvirus website


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#1 Kane Adams

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:52 AM

Hi All

I've just been informed that I put my original post in the wrong place so I'm gonna make amends.

I have a problem in that I can not gain access to any antivirus webite, nor could I update Grisoft AVG. This is the same with whatever broswer I use. I get the following kind of mesage:

Address Not Found













www.microsoft.com could not be found. Please check the name and try again.








The browser could not find the host server for the provided address.




* Did you make a mistake when typing the domain? (e.g. "ww.mozilla.org" instead of

"www.mozilla.org")


* Are you certain this domain address exists? Its registration may have expired.


* Are you unable to browse other sites? Check your network connection and DNS server settings.


* Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.


All other websites are fine. I have not noticed anything else unusual but I am very concerned that I am not fully protected. I cant update MS Media Player or anything else MS. I did have Avast working for a while. I dont fell i can to my banking online as I dont know how my machine has been hijacked. Can anyone help me please? Thank you kindly

Kane

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:45 PM

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. If you cannot use the Internet or download any programs, you are going to need access to another computer (family member, friend, etc) with an Internet connection.

Please download Dr.Web CureIt and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, save to a flash (usb, pen, thumb, jump) drive or CD, transfer to the infected machine, then install and run the programs. If you cannot transfer to or install on the infected machine, try running the MBAM setup file directly from the flash drive or CD by double-clicking on mbam-setup.exe so it will install on the hard drive. For Dr.Web CureIt you will only need to double-click on launch.exe.

You will also need to, manually download the database updates for MBAM, save and transfer them as well. After installing MBAM, just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install and update.

Mbam-rules.exe is not updated daily. Another way to get the most current database definitions if you're having problems updating, is to install MBAM on a clean computer, launch the program, update through MBAM's interface, copy the definitions (rules.ref) to a USB stick or CD and transfer that file to the infected machine. Copy rules.ref to the location indicated for your operating system.
  • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Vista: C:\Documents and Settings\Users\All Users\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
If you cannot see the folder, then you may have to Reconfigure Windows to show it.

Print out and follow these Instructions for scanning with Dr.WebCureIt in "safe mode".
If you cannot boot into safe mode, then perform your scan in normal mode. Be aware, this scan could take a long time to complete.
-- Post the log in your next reply.

Print out and follow these Instructions for scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform a Quick Scan in normal mode.
  • Check all items found for removal.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.

Some types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it and changing the file extension. <- click this link if you do not see the file extension
  • Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.
  • Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.
  • If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.
  • Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.
  • Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.
If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.
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