Hi! So today when I started my PC I was unable to connect to the servers for a game I usually play. I wondered whether it was me or the game so I started Firefox and googled some stuff... which oddly worked. Google results ARE working. Likewise I am able to click on links to this website lol. However if I try to copy and paste into my address bar it wont load, likewise if I try to right click open in a new tab that wont work either.
I checked my cables and plugged them into a different PC and they all worked in that one. Also I ran some scans with Avira Free Antivirus and Malwarebytes, but both came back clean, they were both able to update as well.
Then I restarted my router & reset it, after that didn't fix it I ran some Command Prompt things like ipconfig /flush dns and some others I can't remember right now.
I downloaded ADWCleaner & JRT to scan for some stuff & ADWCleaner took a very long time to start (I guess it got stuck on checking for updates) and JRT DOES get stuck on checking for updates and doesn't get past that. To try and fix that I disabled my Ethernet from Adapter Settings and it immediately worked as normal.
After running JRT I tried to re-enable my adapter and maybe google some more stuff, however it would NOT connect. It said that I didn't even have an Ethernet cable plugged in, yet it would come up and say connected then immediately disconnect... After a few restarts and pulling my hard drive and putting it back in I am now able to connect to some things again like in the beginning.
Can anybody save my PC?
Edit: 3/1 Things are kind of working now, except all of my internet traffic is having to go through a vpn.. This only affects this computer though, my phone isn't having any trouble. Things aren't working correctly so I'm guessing this is either a virus or missing essential windows files.
Edited by Cryloc, 01 March 2017 - 04:54 PM.