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making a FRST fxlist for IE11 persistant bad proxy server settings

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#1 truenexus


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 04:41 PM

I've quite a few with same problem. IE 11 in Windows 7 got hit by malware. I believe I cleaned out the malware using tactics of other postings here. I ran the FRST tool and produced no fixlist.txt.

Mod Edit:  Removed lines from FRST, not alllowed/used in this forum - Hamluis.


Whenever I try to run IE11 I see,


The proxy server isn’t responding
Check your proxy settings

Go to Tools > Internet Options > Connections. If you are on a LAN, click “LAN settings”.
Make sure your firewall settings aren’t blocking your web access.
Ask your system administrator for help


I'm unable to manually fix this. I've also tried command line

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ipv4 reset


Is it possible to make a tutorial on this?

Thanks in advance for the assistance.

Edited by hamluis, 14 February 2015 - 07:55 PM.
Moved to 'Am I infected?'

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#2 boopme


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 10:55 PM

WIN7.. Please Download this file, Click Me
Right-click on winsockfix.bat and click on Run as Administrator.

Edited by boopme, 14 February 2015 - 10:58 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 11:17 PM

Try the following registry fix if the above bat file doesn't fix your problem.



Click it and save it to your desktop.

Double-click it to add the fix to the registry.

Agree to the prompt.

If you still cannot modify proxy settings, restart your computer and try again.

Edited by Phantom010, 14 February 2015 - 11:21 PM.

#4 truenexus

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 02:41 AM

boopme and Phantom010 thanks so much for the rapid replies!

For better or worse, I was not just going to sit back and wait for help.


Smilefile, donutlead, consumer input, global update, mypc backup, et.al. - I don't know how they invaded, but I think I may be good for now. After I thought I had uninstalled them in Windows Control Panel> Programs and features>  I found folders in the Program Data directory named similar to, {657095DF-DBDB-4B17-8245-B38845C97069}, that had exe and dll files for the same malware. I downloaded and installed Malwarebytes free edition and AdwCleaner which cleaned up more of the same. My only security software is Microsoft Security Essentials. So I'm open to suggestions for a better mouse trap.

Along this road I several times went into Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Turn Windows features Internet Explorer off/on and rebooted. I think I fixed the proxy server settings after I started Internet Explorer 11 with 'Run as administrator' privilege. I opened IE Tools> Internet Options> Connections tab> LANSettings> Proxy server> Advanced button> removed the IP settings and OK'd that. Then clicked Advanced tab> Reset button. Rebooted and Hallelujah IE 11 was working again. I had done that same routine many times with out any cure, because I didn't have Admin privilege, I guess. So, IE 11 acted as a new install of itself and I had to restore my Favorites list.

Again I appreciate everyone's interest and help in this ordeal. I'm not feeling too sure of myself and not so secure now. I'd like to know what to do to prevent this from happening again.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 07:43 AM

You need to get a antivirus suite from a vendor that's been in the game for a while. http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

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