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#1 trouble65

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:11 PM

I am infected with a virus that sends out spam links like this one http://ruraltech.in/hc7.asp to people in my adress book. I know this cuz I saw it in my in box to myself from myself. My os is XP, and I have Norton full, AVG free, and malware bytes free. Ran scans but still have the same prob.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 03:12 PM

Hello let's try this first.
Change your DNS Servers:
  • Go to Posted Image > Run... and in the open box, type: cmd
  • Press OK or Hit Enter.
  • At the command prompt, type or copy/paste: ipconfig /flushdns
  • Hit Enter.
  • You will get a confirmation that the flush was successful.
  • Close the command box.
If the above commands did not resolve the problem, the next thing to try is to reset your network settings and Configure TCP/IP to use DNS.
  • Go to Posted Image > Control Panel, and choose 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 Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or highlight it and select Properties.
  • Under the General tab, write down any settings in case you should need to change them back.
  • Select the button that says "Obtain an IP address automatically" or make sure the DNS server IP address is the same as provided by your ISP.
  • Select the button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically".
  • If unknown Preferred or Alternate DNS servers are listed, uncheck the box that says "Use the following DNS server address".
  • Click OK twice to get out of the properties screen and restart your computer. If not prompted to reboot go ahead and reboot manually.
-- Vista users can refer to How to Change TCP/IP settings

CAUTION: It's possible that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) requires specific DNS settings here. Make sure you know if you need these settings or not BEFORE you make any changes or you may lose your Internet connection. If you're sure you do not need a specific DNS address,
then you may proceed.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 10:22 PM

Thank you, I've tried the first solution, and will give it a day or two to see if it worked ornot. Then I'll try the second....I reallly do appreciate the help :thumbup2:

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 10:30 PM

Ok, let me know as there are other things we can do.
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