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Internet Explorer Proxy Server 127.0.0.1 Disables Windows Update


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#1 S0lari0

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:30 PM

Hi, running Windows 7 x64 SP1 notebook, noticed Windows Update failed and found Internet Explorer LAN proxy server settings had been modified to: 127.0.0.1:8888 which appears to be some form of malware/trojan/virus.

 

I was able to add Windows Update exceptions to proxy settings and temporarily remove the changes which allowed Windows Update to function properly but the proxy settings in IE were modified again on reboot.

 

Avast and Malwarebytes don't pick up anything, rebooted in Safe Mode and removed the proxy settings again which hasn't changed again upon reboot but would like to be sure I am clear of or don't have any other infections.

 

Thanks!


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:51 PM

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:23 PM

Hi, I followed your instructions and posted the Farbar logs in my new topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/610313/internet-explorer-proxy-server-127001-disables-windows-update/

 

Thank you!






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