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Website Found, Waiting For Reply...forever!


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#1 2bigsteve

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 01:00 PM

My main computer, running XP, has stopped accessing the internet, both IE and Firefox. Receive the message of "website found waiting for reply" and the percentage bar goes about halfway, then nothing. My other two computers on this wireless home network access the net just fine.

Also, my McAfee Security Center opens to a blank, white page (virus scan icon in the taskbar is black, disabled), and System Restore also opens to a blank, white page.

All desktop applications not associated with the internet open fairly rapidly, i.e. normally.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 08:55 PM

Welcome 2bigsteve

Sounds like a connectivity problem which may or may not be related to malware. Have you performed any anti-spyware scans? Have you tried doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"?

If you don't have any anti-malware programs see BC's List of Virus & Malware Resources and at least scan with Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D. I would also recommend that you download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users.

You could also try System Restore from a command prompt in "SAFE MODE" to return to a previous state before your problems began?
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 11:05 AM

Thanks for your response...unfortunately, none of these suggestions worked. I ran Noadware and Spybot S&D in safe mode and removed the malware Noadware found (Spybot says I'm clean). I cannot download the SuperAntiSpyware program as I cannot access the net (I did download it to the other networked computers and malware was found on one). Also could not access System REstore in safe mode as it doesn't connect as previously stated, only gives a blank, white screen.

Downloaded the old Norton AntiVirus 2002 from the disk that came with the computer. It says it's scanning but nothing happens. If I do a fresh reload of Windows XP, will that fix the problem in your opinion? Of course, any other suggestions are welcome.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:11 PM

Since you have access to another computer that can access the internet, download Super Antispyware and Hijack This to another medium and then install on the infected computer.
Using an old out ofdate antimalware is a waste of time. Malware changes daily.
Use the link below for a link to download Hijack This. After running the Super Antispyware in safe mode post the Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 01:09 PM

I ran Noadware...

NoAdaware is a program that was previously listed as a rogue product on the Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products list because of concerns with False positive and the use of aggressive, deceptive advertising including exploitation of the name "Ad-Aware". It has since been delisted but in my opinion it is not a very effective program compared to others with a proven track those mentioned in BC's List of Virus & Malware Resources or one of the other Trustworthy Anti-Spyware Products.
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