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T41/XP might be infected???


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#1 MyOpicVoid

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:53 PM

This is a tough one.

I have a T41 laptop running XP. The wired adapter keeps returning "server not found" from Firefox and Thunderbird.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver on the adapter we no success.

Why I think this might be an infection is Malwarebytes and Super Antispyware will never connect to get updates plus the menu screen timings have been changed.

Weird thing is I can get in from the wireless adapter and although it's slow access is available. Through the wireless adapter I was able to get Maywarebytes and SAS updated with full scans - nothing was detected.

This could be something very simple concerning the network settings on the wired adapter but it looks exactly as a another XP system in my house that is functioning.

Not sure where to start.

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

Hi MyOpicVoid, and welcome to bleepingcomputer.

Have you looked in the Control Panel under Network Connections to see if there are any problem there?

Does this happen with any other browser or email client?

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:50 PM

Thanks DC3 - yeah I checked both adapters. Their status looked good.

The wired adapter appears to be active but won't allow internet activity.

It happens on Firefox and IE.

I looked the configuration settings on Firefox from a different computer just to make sure that some setting was a accidentally set but it all looks good.

When I uninstalled and installed the wired adapter it functions for about 2 minutes.

I also replaced the cable going to router.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:06 PM

What kind of router are you using?

How many computers are connected via Ethernet?

Have you tried changing the connection to the Ethernet port at the router?

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

It's a netgear rp615 I believe.

I disconnected and hung the laptop off directly off the modem - works like a charm.

I have cables/modems/routers issues.

You can close this if you want - Since I have it singled to one room I'll finally stumble my way across a solution.

Thanks for the quick replays!

Edited by MyOpicVoid, 14 October 2012 - 04:44 PM.





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