Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:52 PM
It all started with my wireless router not keeping the correct time. (I have a cable modem connected to a wireless router....the cable comes into the modem, from modem to router, from router to desktop) I changed the time and tried to save it and shortly thereafter my internet stop working and I got a Local Network Connect note alternating with a Network Cable Unplugged message. I didnt immediatly connect the internet stopping with saving on my router b/c I had saved many times before with out problems. That, however was the cause of the internet issue....all that to say....while i was searching for the cause of the internet outage, I of course searched for malware and virii. A previous post in bleepingcomputer was similar to my problem and Gringo had offered suggestions. I followed the suggestions and now when I attempt to download using ANY browser (I only use FireFox and Opera), the browser freezes and I have to use Task Mgr to end the process. I cannot even go into "download" on FF as it does the same thing.
According to MBAM, there is not malware. I have removed and installed firefox. I also removed and installed MBAM. I am at a loss. I can connect and download fine from my laptops using the wireless network, so it does not seem to be a router issue. I am thinking that something changed in my registry or bootup while doing various malware searches (AdW, Roguekiller, combofix, mbam, etc).
I still cannot save anything on my router as it disconnects the internet, so I am thinking of getting a new router.
I am looking for options on getting my desktop to be able to download again.