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Hi all! Blocked by a port number!

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:14 PM

Having used bleepingcomputer as a source of info to help my clients for many years, I thought the least I could do was join up and give some time back.....if I can! What prompted this altruistic sign up is a problem I came across today. I was working on a Win7 system that turned out to be heavily infected with malware which I managed to clear, but the persistent problem which had me scratching my head was an unresolved proxy error message on starting any browser. I'll list the problems:
  • Internet working via ping no problem
  • Connections dialogue showing a tick in 'use proxy server' which refused to stay unticked. The Apply buton was dimmed.
  • Showing that it was being directed to Not a usual port number hence the web block.
  • Restored system...negative
  • Rebuilt host files, repaired proxy servers, reset internet options, removed all malware using a combination of Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes.
  • Restarted still the same problem.
  • Restarted in safe-mode which worked so disabled anything I didn't recognise in startup and services (not MS) in msconfig.
  • Restarted and all well which indicated that the bug had added an entry to startup and/or a service that the cleaners hadn't managed to clear.
However, it would have been great just to eliminate the port number redirect. Out of interest, is there an easy way to do this like setting up a new rule in the firewall? How can you edit the ports that are being used or is the the host file which was probably being reinfected with every re-boot. I'll ponder till someone enlightens me.

Edit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

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#2 kaz20


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:19 PM the is IP loop back address. Can you see if you can change it?


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:22 PM

That's part of the problem...where do you change it?

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 03:38 PM

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Edited by Kirbyofdeath, 09 October 2014 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 05:02 PM

Moved to Am I Infected.



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