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AFTER COMBOFIX, LOST MY DNS


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#1 RONSURPH

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 03:49 PM

I ran a Combofix scan and could not log onto the internet. Initially, it wiped out all my IP address. I manually reentered them and now it can't find the DNS. I entered the DNS 1 and DNS 2 numbers, but now it wants some kind of name. Where can I find this. I'm not very techie, but can find my way around pretty well. Can anyone help?

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:53 PM

Follow the instructions at the bottom of this page:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

If that does not work, try this:


Log on as an administrator, go Start > Run and type: "cmd". In the window that appears type: "netsh winsock reset". When the program is finished, you will receive the message: "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog. You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset." Close the command box and reboot your computer.

Go Start > Run > type: "cmd" In the window that appears type: "ipconfig /flushdns". Close the command box.

Go Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Right click on your default connection, usually Local Area Connection or Dial-up Connection if you are using Dial-up, and and choose Properties. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item. Select the radio button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically". Reboot.

Warning: Some Internet Service Providers need specific DNS settings. You need to make sure that you know if such DNS settings are required before you make this change.
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 06:34 PM

Thanks, Mark. I will give this a whirl after work tonight. Years ago, I printed out the "rap" sheet for my computer with all the info on it. There are IP address looking numbers for DNS-1 and DNS-2. I googled my IP address and found this IP Whois place and found 2 "nameserver" names BLACKHOLE-1 and BLACKHOLE-2. Could this be the "name" my Windows XP is looking for? Ron.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:15 PM

Your best bet would be to contact your ISP
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