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#1 Gandalf196

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 10:49 AM

Recently, I've been getting a lot of DNS-related errors when using Chrome, such as DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG (I have to reload some pages multiple times). 
SFC/scanfile on dnsapi.dll reports errors, but cannot fix them (although sfc /scannow, without targetting a single file, finds no corrupt files). Malwarebytes scan on C, with rootkits enabled, finds no harmful files.

Am I infected?
 



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#2 imnot

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:39 AM

Hey, did you try to change DNS server address?



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:46 AM

Try to replace your existing DNS with following

 

Preferred DNS address: 8.8.8.8

Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4

 

If it doesn't work, then give a try to 

 

Preferred DNS address: 205.67.222.222 

 

Alternate DNS server: 205.67.220.220

 

I was also getting DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG, and this solution worked on my Windows 10 PC.

 

There are couple more solutions which I didn't try since it already fixed my problem. But you can check here if needed - https://www.mobipicker.com/dns-probe-finished-bad-config/



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:06 PM

 

Try to replace your existing DNS with following

 

Preferred DNS address: 8.8.8.8

Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4

 

That did the trick! Thank you! However, I must insist, does someone have an explanation for this:

 

 

 

SFC/scanfile on dnsapi.dll reports errors, but cannot fix them (although sfc /scannow, without targetting a single file, finds no corrupt files).





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