Here's the backstory. I'm playing minecraft, but i wanted some shades on so it looks better. I do a little research for which shader is best and come upon the two most recommended, Rudy(something) and SEUS. I downloaded the first one and it didn't work. So i downloaded the second one and it worked on a fresh profile, but not the one i needed to play on our server. I tried one more time, and my entire computer froze. I waited for about ten minutes to no avail.
I broke a cardinal rule: i hard reset my system. When it came back up, teamspeak said it could find any ports; chrome, Firefox, and IE would open then just close. I could, however, ping and tracert with no issue. But no applications would work. My wifi card said it was getting and sending packets, but my ethernet adaptater would only send and not receive.
After submitting my issue to some friends, someone recommended checking out the TCP Stack.
I looked some things up, ran the netsh reset commands (got access denied for winsock). That didn't fix it. I ran major geeks complete network repair tool, nothing. Heck i even ran combofix and it wouldn't even start up, just hangs halfway through the startup process. ESET and MBAM found no viruses. But this smells like a virus to me. After that, i opted to reinstall windows. No worries, nothing important on there.
Should be fixed, right? Nope, stupid thing is still there. Problem also persists in safe mode. SO, I'm thinking this is a rootkit and I'm all out of options. Balls in y'all's court now. Thanks for your help.
System: Windows 7 64 bit home premium (authentic).
8GB ram, quad core processor.
Let me know what i should do.
Edited by shawneric, 22 October 2016 - 07:27 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.