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"Antivirus Action" virus aftermath

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#1 GregKay


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Posted 17 November 2010 - 07:43 AM

(I'm running Windows 7 with Avast Professional anti-virus on a Toshiba Satellite laptop.) Yesterday I became infected with some version of the "Antivirus Action" virus, and went looking for a cure. I ended up using the self-help guide at My link, carefully doing each step in order, which worked quite well, except that now neither IE nor Chrome will work on my computer. IE gives me "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" and Chrome "This webpage is not available," with the "Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): Unknown error." Firefox still works normally. If anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.


Edited by hamluis, 17 November 2010 - 10:35 AM.
Moved to AII from AV, Firewall, Privacy Protection ~ Hamluis.

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#2 AustrAlien



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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:25 AM

Log on to your account (with the internet access problem).

Open Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings

.... and under "Proxy Server", remove the checkmark from the box beside "Use a proxy server ... " (if it is checked).

Click "OK" > "OK".

Does that fix the issue with your internet connection?
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