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Infected by XP Security 2012, Now no internet.

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#1 dgarsir


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Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:50 PM

Hello! Looks like this is an issue that is cropping up quite a bit, but it seems that after my home desktop contracted XP Security 2012, it lost access to the internet. Wireless network still works, other wireless devices still work (like this laptop), but no dice for the desktop. I removed the virus by transferring the programs via usb--and still not internet access, sadly. Computer just keeps "Acquiring Network Address". I did a little browsing on here, and included the Farbar Service Scanner Report, since it seems like that helps diagnose the issue. Help me, internet!

(Also, should this be posted in a security forum, perhaps?)

Farbar Service Scanner
Ran by *removed* (administrator) on 03-01-2012 at 14:42:47
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal

Internet Services:
Dhcp Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of Dhcp service is OK.
The ImagePath of Dhcp service is OK.
The ServiceDll of Dhcp service is OK.

afd Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
Checking Start type: Attention! Unable to open afd registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ImagePath: Attention! Unable to open afd registry key. The service key does not exist.

Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
There is no connection to network.
Attempt to access Google IP returned error: Google IP is unreachable
Attempt to access Yahoo IP returend error: Yahoo IP is unreachable

File Check:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcpcsvc.dll => MD5 is legit
Attention! C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\afd.sys is missing.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\netbt.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\tcpip.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\ipsec.sys => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dnsrslvr.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcss.dll => MD5 is legit
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe => MD5 is legit

Extra List:
Gpc(3) IPSec(5) NetBT(6) PSched(7) Tcpip(4)
IpSec Tag value is correct.

**** End of log ****

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#2 narenxp


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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:18 PM

@ dgarsir

Launch the FSS again and type


Click on search files

Post the generated log

Good luck

#3 noknojon


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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:16 AM

Checking ImagePath: Attention! Unable to open afd registry key..

Hi dgarsir -
Do you have your XP Pro CD, or access to an XP Pro CD ??
If you do, can you please place it in the CD tray but do not insert it yet -
Go Start > Run Box > Type or Copy / Paste " sfc /scannow " in the box > Click OK > Now insert an XP Pro CD -

As the afd service key does not exist in the registry, this is one way to replace it -

Thank You -
Install this update to enable afd.sys binary to be compatible with products from CheckPoint.
If you still have a problem, this is what M/soft point you to -
Article ID: 958752 - Last Review: October 3, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
For XP 32bit versions
For XP 64bit versions
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft.
Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
Lastly .......
If you do know your way around your system a bit This Article can also help you -

Thank You -

Edited by noknojon, 07 January 2012 - 03:37 AM.

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