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Web browsers are using proxy server 127.0.0.1:5555


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#1 CompuWow

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:53 AM

Hi all. First of all, thanks for your much needed service to all of us, whether you're able to figure out the problem or not.

A few weeks ago the web browsers (both IE and Firefox) on my computer would not be able to load web pages. At first I thought my Internet connection was bad, but then I realized the error message read that the "proxy server" was refusing connections. I went into IE's proxy settings and saw that 127.0.0.1 port 5555 was enabled as a proxy server. I have no idea what that was about, but that's where I became worried. I've never had an anti-malware or anti-virus software installed, so now I'm trying to learn about this area.

Since that time, trying to be a self-help guy I guess, I ran a series of malware scans of the entire C: drive. By following some of the guidelines on BC I ran Malwarebytes, SuperAntiMalware and even ComboFix (I know, maybe a bad move there). Malwarebytes found several items and I cleaned them (Trojan.Dropper, Trojan.Agent, Rogue.AntivirusSuite, Trojan.Fraudpack). Successive scans by Malwarebytes indicate a clean system.

Anyway, now I'm able to use the Internet and everything looks fine. The only problem is that I'm still a little paranoid. I was wondering if one of the experts on this forum would help in taking a look at my system and determining if there's an indication of malware still present. I noticed a lot of folks post logs from programs that I've never heard of before (DDS, GMER, etc).

Your help is appreciated.

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#2 myrti

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:07 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.

Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.

Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.
We need to create an OTL Report
  1. Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:
  2. Save it to your desktop.
  3. Double click on the icon on your desktop.
  4. Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
  5. In the custom scan box paste the following:
    CODE
    msconfig
    safebootminimal
    activex
    drivers32
    netsvcs
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
    /md5start
    explorer.exe
    winlogon.exe
    hlp.dat
    /md5stop
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90
  6. Push the button.
  7. Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:
    • OTL.txt <-- Will be opened
    • Extra.txt<--Will be minimized

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#3 myrti

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:32 AM

Due to lack of feedback, this topic is now Closed

If you need this topic reopened, please send me a PM.
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This applies only to the original topic starter.

Everyone else please start a new topic.

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