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Internet Connectivity Problems (possibly Due To Malware)


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#1 Kataki

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:32 PM

For the past week or so I have been struggling to clean my computer of malware and somewhere along the line Ive done something that causes my computer to lose connection to the internet about 2-4 minutes after startup. The problem is only on my PC all others on the network can connect just fine. If it helps clarify my problem I get "Socket Error 11004" when trying to update my Spybot. I guess I should tell you that its not just spybot thats affected, I can't access my network or connect to the internet.

I have tried using WinSockFix.exe (as recommended by one of the admins on spybot search and destroy forums). It seem to fix my problem for a time but now my computer is again having trouble staying connected. I have also used ATF Cleaner.

If it helps clarify here is the thread I posted on the spybot forums. Lot to read but it has more information than I can remember and list here.

http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=13411

Thank you for your time.

Edited by Kataki, 11 May 2007 - 12:38 PM.


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#2 jwinathome

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:39 PM

Is it a wireless connection?

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 01:02 PM

you can give this ago it worked for me i had 80 adware found on my pc antispyware also if you download mcaffee sitre advisor that can help to keep you awa from sites that have been rated harmfull

#4 Kataki

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 01:42 PM

I'm not using a wireless internet. I have a wireless router, but my PC is routed via a cord to that router, only one pc in my house is wireless and its not having trouble.

The Spyware is gone for the most part, I used spybot.

Edited by Kataki, 11 May 2007 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 11 May 2007 - 04:05 PM

what type of windows are you running? has this problem only started since removing the adware?

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 09:19 AM

Yes and Yes, thanks for the reply :thumbsup:

Sorry took so long to reply but I just gave in and reformatted =/

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 04:33 AM

so since you have formated your computer have you got any further problems or questions??




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