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Internet Connection In safe mode only. Am I infected?

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#1 quiznosBear


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:58 PM

A user came to me with a laptop that does not connect to the internet at all in normal mode. (Wired or wireless, DHCP or static IP, IPv4 or IPv6)
Connects to the network perfectly fine, but no internet connection.
Unless in safe mode then the internet works just fine. (which led me to think malware was the root of the problem)
Nothing else appears to be wrong/off; just lost internet connection.

disable/enable adapter... nothing
ipconfig /release /renew... nothing
ipconfig /dnsflush /dnsregister... nothing
Tried new drivers... nothing
reset winsock... nothing
Scanned with McAfee... Clean
Scanned with MBAM... Clean
rkill... clean
tdsskiller... clean
running a hjt now, but thought I would post here first and see if it may well be something else.

NOTE: If you think this should be posted in networking then let me know and i'll gladly create a new thread there. I will not post my HJT until recommended, and that will go into the appropriate thread :)

Thanks in advance for your help. I've been using this site for years, first time I couldn't find a fix and need to post.

Edited by quiznosBear, 22 August 2012 - 04:00 PM.

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#2 narenxp


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:15 AM

Uninstall your antivirus and let us know if you can connect

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