I've done some searches in the forums and tried a few fixes posted for similar issues but had no luck.
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I recently installed some free software which of course came with some adware, changed my browser settings (home page, default search engines.) After some work I was able to remove them, but now have encountered a new problem which I expect is also malware related.
When I direct my browsers to any website I get a message saying that there is no response from the proxy server. I have never used a proxy server for internet access and when I go into my Internet Properties>LAN Settings and un-check "Use a proxy Server for your LAN" and check "Automatically detect settings" the settings are not remembered and revert as soon as I close and re-open "LAN Settings" rendering my browsers useless.
Things I've Tried
Microsoft security essentials
Spybot Search and Destroy
CCleaner (cleaner and registry)Using regedit to manually delete suspicious registry keys
The FRST fixlist here
The OTL fix here
Any help you can offer if appreciated. I am accessing the internet via a netbook and have been installing scanners to the infected PC via flash drive.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 16 August 2014 - 04:30 PM.
moved from Windows 7 to the appropriate forum