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Posted 06 September 2014 - 03:03 AM
Posted 06 September 2014 - 04:21 AM
Can't help, but will be watching this thread closely. My wife's laptop developed a similar problem after running ADW Cleaner on it. That was weeks ago and I have yet to find a fix.
Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:16 AM
Here's how to open Internet Properties in Win8 ,,, http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/41278-internet-options-open-windows-8-a.html .
Once the Internet Properties window is open, select the Connections tab.
There should be an area saying "Local Area Network (LAN) Settings". Click the LAN Settings button.
A window opens named 'Local Area Network (LAN) Settings'.
Uncheck 'Proxy Server' button. Under 'Automatic Configuration' check 'Automatically Detect Settings'. Click 'OK'.
Now click 'Apply' (if the button is active). Then click 'OK'.
Close your browser, if it was open.
Start your browser, you should now be able to surf normally because your browser should be using DHCP.
If you CAN'T surf normally, then check the above settings again, looking to see if the 'Proxy Server' button is now checked. If it is, then you may have a malware infection.
Let us know what happens.
Posted 06 September 2014 - 06:40 AM
Posted 06 September 2014 - 08:08 AM
If it is reverting to Proxy Server being checked after you have changed it, then something is amiss. But before we throw you to the malware guys/gals let's try one more utility.
This tool from BC has numerous mini-fixes to improve windows performance, including many fixes for connectivity issues. DL it here ... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows-repair-all-in-one/ .
After running this, the 'Automatically Detect Settings' button should stay selected and the Proxy Server button should stay un-checked.
Edited by ElfBane, 06 September 2014 - 08:09 AM.
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