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#1 HinesRiley

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 11:35 PM

Hey.. just registered to help with a topic... apparently I have to say HI first?

 

I had a client's laptop infected with What MS Sec Essentials was seeing as W32/Patched.AO - and had infected c:\windows\SysWOW64\dnsapi.dll.

 

Apparently this is something new making the rounds in recent weeks. Basically, it was killing and re-routing the DNS. I could PING Google and other sites- but no DNS was resolving. 

 

Multiple restores and adware removals later- I still could not connect. So- I just copied c:\windows\SysWOW64\dnsapi.dll from a working Windows 7 unit to the non-working...and voila... connecting up fine now, even after reboots. This is assuming you have removed the infection - in my case - a variant of ShopperZ malware.

 

Spent a couple of hours facetime on this... thought I might toss this out.

I registered just for this...lol 

 

Good Luck.

 

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