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Removed rogue antivirus now no internet connection

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#1 btaylor65


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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:40 PM

Hi all
My wife's computer which is running xp became infected with "personal internet security 2011" went through the removal steps listed on the web site and everything seemed to go smoothly and I think I cleared the virus but after I deleted all of the extra web sites listed in the HOSTS file (which I assume were put there by the virus) I find I can no longer connect to the internet. I have checked to make sure the proxy button under tools>connection>Lan settings remains unchecked but still no internet. I made a copy of all the web sites listed in the HOSTS file, one of them was google.com and if I type this back in and save it I am allowed to get to google's home page but can't go to any web sites that come up with a search. Any thoughts? Keep in mind I am a complete idiot and not very computer literate. I'm not even sure if I am posting this in the right spot. Thanks for any help

Edited by btaylor65, 23 January 2011 - 03:25 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.

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