Posted 16 October 2009 - 03:53 PM
I few days ago a Symantec notice came up saying I had a backdoor trojan virus and it had been quarantined. I scanned my computer using Symantec, Spybot, Counterspy and Malwarebytes to check my computer was ok and they all came up clean.
Today I realised my computer was not connecting to Google Images, Videos or News. I looked around and figured it sounded like a HOSTS file problem, I checked the file and it had a lot of Google sites (eg google.com.ar , images.google.co.uk etc) listed as blocked (127.0.0.1). I edited the HOSTS file to remove them but the Google sites still aren't connecting.
I've been searching for a while now and can't find anything to help. My computer is functioning normally and I repeated the scans which once again came up clean, but I can't figure out why these sites aren't connecting. I did have a Google Images open when the virus was first found and quarantined.
Thank you for any help you can offer, it is greatly appreciated.