here's my original thread i was redirected from in the internet section of these forums.
yesterday, one of those self installing adware programs attacked me and tried to start downloading itself. i caught it right away and ran RKILL to terminate it before it could even do anything. i then ran malewarebytes and spybot and removed all the files that it could find. i ended up turning off my computer for the night thinking everything was fine
earlier today, i opened internet explorer 7 and it wouldn't load any pages.
to make sure it just wasn't an IE7 thing, i reset/repaired it and disabled all add-ons and whatnot.
that didn't work, i installed google chrome just a few minutes ago and right when it installed no pages in that seemed to load up either.
i later noticed that nothing internet related worked except for firefox. the vista toolbar apps can't connect to the internet, and i can't use programs like steam and utorrent. i also tried to update internet explorer but it gave me an error code and told me it failed.
the thing is, firefox works just fine and i can get online using it, but it seems everything else is dead. i don't get it?
it also appears, i'm still able to update malwarebytes but not update avira or any other program.
i also tried running a system restore but it when it restarted an error popped up and it said that it didn't successfully complete.
so now i know somethings wrong, i updated and ran malewarebytes and spybot again but it didn't come up with anything new.
i also ran ccleaner to see if there was something wrong with the registry files.
so i'm not sure what the problem is. i tried to look this up on the internet but couldn't find anything to help me.
Edited by deathx88, 29 May 2010 - 12:55 AM.