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Question: Automatic updates now preventing access to internet

Hi,
Since an automatic update on my computer, my computer will not access the internet. I have tried to resart the computer to a previous point pre-updates but now it will longer do this either. So i am a stuck. Can you help?

Thanks

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Answer: Automatic updates now preventing access to internet

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Originally Posted by duncan hill


Hi,
Since an automatic update on my computer, my computer will not access the internet. I have tried to resart the computer to a previous point pre-updates but now it will longer do this either. So i am a stuck. Can you help?

Thanks




I have a similar problem. Bun not from automatic updates. I updated Adobe reader(it says "Install security update). Since then It appeared in system Tray an yellow triangle with an exclamtion mark on it. If I click on it, it disappears, but my network connection has stopped working. It connects normaly, but the computer works like it would not be connected to the Internet. I unistaled the update, but the problem reappeard after 2-3 days. Now it looks that it is all OK, but I do not know what am I suposed to do.

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Info in this thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/736643-automatic-updates-rundll32-error.html

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:55:39 PM, on 8/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.dell.com/
O3 - Toolbar: AIM Toolbar - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AIM Toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\Avi... Read more

Answer:MalWare preventing Automatic Updates?

Er hm, was I suppose to post the HJT log while in non-safe mode?
 

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My laptop an Acer Aspire 5735Z automatically updated and now can get local access only so I am unable to access the internet. Have tried both with a wired and wireless connection but both only give me local access. Have tried to do a system restore to several days before the update, but was unable to get the system to reset to this point and just received a message saying 'an unknown error' would not let the system go back to the week before. If I try to restore to the update point will this restore to before or after the updates or will I need to uninstall each update individually? Being such a novice at this I am now uncertain as to where to go next.
 

Answer:Solved: Automatic updates installed and now cannot access the internet

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A client of mine has several computers running Windows 2000 and Windows XP. He wants all of them to be allowed to go out to the Internet for the purposes of checking for Windows updates, but otherwise block all outbound traffic heading for the Internet. There is need for internal Intranet connections so we can't have things like shared folders between computers on the LAN be blocked. Are there any free software firewalls out there that will do this. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm thinking Windows XP SP2's built-in firewall just might do the trick for this need, but for Windows 2000 I think I need to find 3rd party software; hopefully something free.
 

Answer:Solved: Need a way to block Internet access, but allow Windows Automatic Updates

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For some reason, whenever windows 8.1 updates, internet explorer stops working. Every time I try to get on the internet, I just keep getting a message that 'this page cannot be displayed'. Skype still works, so the problem seems to be internet explorer itself.

I have decided to switch to google chrome to fix the problem, but I can't do so without getting on the internet.

I would like to restore the computer to a point in which it worked, and I have one restore point which I'm certain will work, but the problem is, immediately after restoring, windows automatically updates, which kind of undermines the entire purpose of the restore. I have tried changing the update settings so it will restore without updating, but as soon as the system restores, my changes are undone and windows then proceeds with the stupid updates.

I just want to get on the internet somehow to install google chrome! (and no, I can't just copy and paste from the computer I'm currently on because this one has windows 7).

Any ideas?

Thanks,
smile puppy

Answer:Windows Updates Preventing Internet Explorer from Running!

Unplug your router, then do your system restore. You then have as much time as you need to configure Windows Update not to auto check.

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Background.
I recently installed some free software which came with some adware, and changed my browser settings (home page, default search engines.) After some work I was able to remove them, but now have encountered a new problem which I expect is also malware related. ProblemWhen I direct my browsers to any website I get a message saying that there is no response from the proxy server. I have never used a proxy server for internet access and when I go into my Internet Properties>LAN Settings and un-check "Use a proxy Server for your LAN" and check "Automatically detect settings" the settings are not remembered and revert as soon as I close and re-open "LAN Settings" rendering my browsers useless. Things I've TriedScans with
Malwarebytes antimalware
Microsoft security essentials
Spybot Search and Destroy
CCleaner (cleaner and registry)
Using regedit to manually delete suspicious registry keysThe FRST fixlist hereThe OTL fix here
 
Any help you can offer is appreciated. I am accessing the internet via a netbook and have been installing scanners to the infected PC via flash drive.
 
DDS:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
Run by David at 14:42:47 on 2014-08-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8160.6775 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA... Read more

Answer:malware preventing change of internet proxy settings, cannot access internet

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Hello all!Firstly, thank you so much for running such a magnificent site with such detailed and easily understandable instructions. I direct everyone I know to this site once they become infected--you offer such useful tools and great suggestions. Anyway, onto my problem. I'm working on a friend's laptop that was infected with System Check. (Boo!) The computer is unable to connect to my wireless, nor his wireless at home and the Windows diagnostic tool is of no help in that area. So everything I'm downloading to run on his computer, (rkill, gmer.zip, etc.) is being downloaded on my computer and transferred via flashdrive. Everything is being run on this computer while it's in Safe Mode with Networking. After going through the steps per the removal guide for System Check, I discovered that the infection was a lot tougher to remove than previously thought. It has kept MalwareBytes from being able to update, and I had to initially rename both TDSSKiller and MalwareBytes installer with single word names so that the malware wouldn't stop the process from running. When trying to run MalwareBytes after going through the guide with Rkill and TDSSKiller (which found no infection,) I receive an error from MalwareBytes that states: Program_Error_updating(11004,0,No address found)I am unsure if this is related to the rootkit, or if the rootkit is preventing the update due to the wireless connectivity issue. So I suppose my questions are thus:1.) Is the rootkit... Read more

Answer:TDSS infection preventing updates to MalwareBytes/Internet connection

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me Agent ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
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Hi guys, I just purchased a new computer with Windows 7 and I would like to have only 2 users for it. myself & guest. I of course want access to the internet but do not want the guest to have access. guest being children/teens How can I set it up to do this?

I do want them to be able to access iTunes but not sure if they have to have access to the internet to download/purchase iTune songs.

My last computer finally died from various viruses and worms and blue screen of death among other things.

thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Preventing Internet Access

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Hello,

I'm desperate for some help here.

My windows have been "deselecting" themselves for months now, while fullscreen progs and games minimize completely, as though another window has been selected. Occaisonally, a new window would actually pop up: an IE ad for bowflex, or some security scam.

I ran spybot daily, each time finding the same three "Virtumonde" files. I ran regedit and was unable to find any Vundo or Virtumonde files myself, and VundoFix was unable to detect any files.

I located a number of malicious startup entries with randomized letters and numbers as names, but the viruses: " luksoko; gofipina; zusanuviya; wiparugo" as source files.

Recently, my Spybot-SD Resident keeps picking up registry value additions with the randomized numbers and letters for names: "LeoweE7" and almost Russian-like source files like "zusanuviya".

While surfing the net, Spybot reacts to what is detects as a malicious URL: including "[url.adtrgt][...][the website I'm at]".

Please help, I'm getting very desperate!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:35:48 PM, on 08/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Automatic Updates: Access Denied

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My son played the above game. After he was done, we can't connect to the internet. This is the 2nd time this has happened. Had to have PC (Dell running windows XP Home w/Internet Explorer as brower) rebuilt after the first time. Can anyone provide some help with this issue... Thanks...
 

Answer:Runescape preventing access to internet

I play runescape and it never happened to me... It does not prevent you from acessignt the internet
 

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Well, when I open up IE, the window automatically closes. I cannot access any websites from this internet browser.
Somehow, Firefox presents no problems.
AVG, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, Superanti spyware... etc. cannont be accessed so I cannot scan my computer posing this problem.
I tried running on safemode to scan, but it still doesnt work
Is it better to uninstall IE and use firefox instead?
Or is it a virus posing this problem?
All help to fix this problem is appreciated.
 

Answer:Virus preventing access to internet

You might want to address this to the Malware Removal & HijackThis Logs forum.
 

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Trying to fix a friend's pc. He has XP Pro sp3. Infected with trojan horse generic 18.bwndPC can ping but IE browser does not work. I also tried Chrome browser - nada.I tried many things: ccCleaner, deleting local settings temp files, install run MalwareBytes, install avast! and run full scan. I think the virus has been deleted but damage is done.Originally detected by AVG. I deleted AVG and kept avast! That's what I use.I am attaching a HijackThis logThanks!JeffP.S. hmmm..don't see an attach button

Answer:Virus preventing access to internet

For those who have faced this virus and did not get an answer, here it is:The virus has replaced your HTTP proxy setting (port80) with something else. So after you clean the virus and need the internet back, do this:Open IEUnder Tools, click Internet OptionsClick Connections tabClick LAN connections (settings)uncheck the Proxy settings box (it will probably be shaded out with something other than port 80 in the field.Internet should work!!

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Hi folksI have a wireless internet connection at home via virgin media, and recently I added the anti virus software Norton 360 to my desk top. I have always has problems connecting to the internet, only that this problem got worse since adding Norton 360. I rang virgin media today and the guy said the problem is definitely with the Norton 360 and that I need to get rid of it. Of course, if I get rid of it, I will not have any anti virus software on the machine.Is there any way round it? Do you think Norton 360 is causing me the diffulities connecting to the internet?Thanks in advance for your response.

Answer:Norton 360 preventing internet access

your Firewall than the AV.If you had no AV, before installing Norton, are you sure that you have not picked up some Malwear.If you did have an AV prior to Norton, are you sure that you have done a proper job Uninstalling it.Perhaps you might download Malwearbytes to another PC, put it on a memory stick and then run it on yours.

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compaq presario 5000, running xp pro

Did nothing unusual prior to problem. Here goes

I have an admin account and three user accounts

In all cases, it is taking very very long, if at all, for any of the accounts to come up. That is, the icon and account name stay on the screen and the window behind the account never appears.. If the window behind the account does appear, visuscan may or may not complete startup (after minutes). If it does, aim.exe does not. I also have Radio.netscape. It does not run.

I replaced cable modem and still get same results.
I ran adaware and spybot (under safe mode) -- still get same results
I disabled visusscan --- still get same results. (except I can't remember how to re-enable it at startup)

If, after hitting F8, I select "restore to last known good config", i can get into any one of the accounts with no problems. All seems to be working fine then, but i can't switch between accounts (leave one account active, as i log onto another account). Also, after I shutdown, i am left in the bad state. I have to hit F8, and select "restore to last known good config" each time i log in.
Wha'ts going on???
what should i do???
how do i re-enable virusscan at startup?
I do I retain the last good know config between power cycles?

Help!
 

Answer:something preventing access to internet during startup

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Hi, recently i've been having problems with "XP Security 2010" and other pop ups that it appeared to install. I tried several times to remove them with Malwarebytes and Spybot Search and Destroy and I was sure they had fixed the problem, but i am still having problems! Whenever i start up my computer I.E and FF run fine for the first few minutes then suddenly they start redirecting me to "search.avg.com" or they "cannot display the web page as i am not connected to the internet".

Also whenever i try to connect to the net with my laptop at the same time as my PC, my laptop does the same as the PC and the same is said for my PS3 when trying to play online but when i disconnect my PC from my router, my laptop and ps3 work fine.

Thanks

Steven

EDIT: also i have just noticed when i connect my laptop at the same time it appears to be turning my windows firewall off on the laptop.

Answer:Malware preventing internet access?

Hi,Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.Do not run a scan just yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several op... Read more

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We currently have a computer here at work and we would like to be able to prevent our employees from accessing the internet on it. I know that you can block certain sites by using Content Advisor, but is there a way to block all sites unless you have a password?

We are running Windows XP & IE6.

I have seen this done before, when you click on the internet icon it starts to access and then a box pops up stating that it has been blocked and you need a password, but I cannot remember how it was set up.

Thanks
 

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My daughter's computer has a bug I can't figure out - we are uanble to acccess the internet at all. I loaded Malwarbytes on her computer (which I have used to cure virus/malware problems in the recent past), ran the wscan which found numerous bugs, but when I re-booted we still couldn't acccess internet. One problem I've never faced before is that we can't get up to internet to find other potenial solutions.

This problem cropped up two days ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

MSL
Jan 4, 2009
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Hi guys can you please help me, I think i have malware in my laptop running Vista. Basically my net connecton shows but coming up with unidentified network etc tried renew in dos etc, but programs that use the internet like itunes wont connect at all, can you help me please? Thanks, Carl

Answer:Virus preventing internet access

I am having a similar problem. I can connect to the internet and even perform a google search, but cannot open any pages. The error msg is 'web page not available'. I down loaded a rar file yesterday but it requested a password to open so i deleted it. Could it have installed a virus? Please help. Thanks!

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I recently started using a laptop that had not accessed the internet for a number of years and now have multiple viruses and malware.I am unable to access the internet.I followed your very useful guide and ran all off the   programmes that you recommended although I was not able to verify version of Java.However here are 3 logs that you asked for.I hope that you can helpMany thanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:46:34, on 29/10/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgam.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\stacmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXEC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px... Read more

Answer:Viruses preventing internet access

re-run the malware and post a clean log

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restored system after last issue with AdwCleaner, tried again today with AdwCleaner, Malware Bytes and Hitman Pro downloaded to pen. Issue with hitman pro running due to no internet connection again. Cannot connect through IE, no issues with wifi connection.
 

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Well, when I open up IE, the window automatically closes. I cannot access any websites from this internet browser.
Somehow, Firefox presents no problems.
AVG, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, Superanti spyware... etc. cannont be accessed so I cannot scan my computer posing this problem.
I tried running on safemode to scan, but it still doesnt work
Is it better to uninstall IE and use firefox instead?
Or is it a virus posing this problem?
All help to fix this problem is appreciated.
 

Answer:Virus preventing access to internet?

Hello, I'm new to this forum and still quite inexperienced with computers.
I ran AVG and there was a Win32 cryptor virus at C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore
AVG couldnt get rid of it. I can't run any other programs like Spybot, HJT, super anti spyware and malwarebytes. They scan half way and then my computer freezes. (same with AVG)
IE browser wont work and shuts down when i open it, however firefox works.

So, if i manually uninstall IE would the virus disappear?

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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My friend is currently unable to access the internet in any way. So I am posting this for her. Her computer is running Windows 7. Today her anti-virus stopped working, and her browser time out and offer to diagnose the connection. However she is connected to the internet fine. She is also unable to connect to an online game, because it is unable to verify the version, and will not launch.

I had her uninstall and reinstall Avast, so atleast that is working, but will not update. I Tried to install Chrome on her computer for her so she could post this, but the install is unable to connect to get the files.

HiJackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:38:37 AM, on 8/18/2012
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)

Running processes:
C:\Users\Stephanie\AppData\Local\Facebook\Update\FacebookUpdate.exe
C:\Users\Stephanie\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Users\Stephanie\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Users\Stephanie\AppData\Local\Facebook\Messenger\2.1.4554.0\FacebookMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\PDVD9Serv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Webcam\Dell Webcam Central\WebcamDell2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Real\realplayer\Update\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodak\MediaImpression\ArcMonitor.exe
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Answer:Funmoods.com Preventing internet access in anyway.

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This morning I came to use my computer and found everything running as usual, apart from the fact a microsoft prompt came up telling me that in three minutes or so my computer would restart (due to having installed updates) unless I chose a following option allowing it to restart now, or restart later. I chose "restart later". I went away from my computer for about 20 minutes, only to return at the "welcome screen" and find myself logged off (obviously the computer had restarted). I re-entered my profile and found that I could not connect to the internet whatever programme I was using (browsers, games, or instant messengers).
I checked the connection on the computer I am using, which runs off the same internet connection, and found it to be fine with one difference: the updates had not been installed.
After about 3 hours I went back to my original computer after having become thoroughly annoyed and turning it off. I performed a system restore taking it back to yesterday, before the updates were installed and the internet then worked.

I unfortunatley let another family member use the computer, they installed the updates even though I had informed them what the updates did. I now find I cannot use the internet at all and find I have no restore point to return to.

I have the names of the updates installed (KB951748, KB890830 and KB951978) and have already tried manually finding them and uninstalling them with the following programmes: JV16 powertool... Read more

Answer:Windows Update preventing Internet Access

This is the fix for that http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/board/message?board.id=cfg&message.id=52727

Just hope checkpoint can work this one out as ZA is a popular firewall, as updating core OS files will always happen at times in Windows so 3rd party applications need to have a check in place to allow user to reset database


Other workarounds that are filtering out are to uninstall KB951748 which is the critical update, until Checkpoint ZA fix this and issue an update, causing this or reduce your setting in ZA Internet Zone to medium temporarily until fixed, if you're behind a routers NAT or SPI firewalls then your as ok as you can be.

The setting the slider for ZA Internet Zone to medium or using the 1st fix above in reseting the ZA database are what I would concider best options as updates to the TCP Stack are crucial security ones.

Users of Vista/SP1 with ZA are unaffected
 

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where internet connection strength is shown in main screen there is a yellow triangle with a black exclamation Mark in it covering the signal strength icon. I have tried contacting my Internet provider who could not fix. They have sent a new modem but still same issue on pc. I have several games consoles and also have an iPad and iPhone and Internet is working on these however my neighbour tried to use her laptop in my house and has the same issue, please help as I don't know what else to try.

by the way the icon I posted is what the triangle looks like!
 

Answer:yellow triangle preventing Internet access

Neighbor not connecting would indicate the modem or possibly wireless security issues, but other devices being able to connect makes it sound more computer related.

Wired or wireless connection to the modem? If wireless, have you tried connecting by ethernet?
What make/model modem?

Check in Control Panel, Device Manager, click the + to expand Network Adapters list to see if any problems show there. Yellow marker.
Right click on the adapters name and select Properties at the bottom of the list. On the General tab thereshould be a message in the Device Status box. Either "This device is working properly" or an error message.

You can make screenshots to post here instead of typing everything..
To make and save a picture of the present screen
Hold the Alt key down and hit the PrintScreen key.
Open Paint (under Accessories) and click Edit, Paste.
Click File, Save and save the picture to My Pictures as a .jpeg image.
If the computer doesn't have an internet connection, save to a USB drive.

To upload it to the forum, open the full reply (Advanced) window and use the paperclip (Manage Attachments button) at top of window. In the small window click the browse button and go to where you saved the screenshot and click on that file. Then click on the Upload button to attach the file.

Would also help if you posted the IPCONFIG /ALL for the computer.

.From a JohnWill post.
Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
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Can somebody help me?  I have seen someone else's issues just like mine get solved here, so I am hoping that I can recieve the same help.  Please, I need to get my laptop back up and running for school!!

Answer:Windows 7 Virus Preventing Internet Access!!

Oh, yeah, and of course, I'm using another computer, but I have a flash drive to transfer things

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Hello. So recently my computer got hit with a virus and I've been able to use a few utilities from here to help get rid of some of it it seems. My internet connection is very on and off. Mostly off. and anytime I try to browse the web it says connection not found and my wifi connection is working fine. Been trying to figure out what the issue is but no such luck. Any help fixing this issue would be very greatly appreciated.

Answer:Lingering virus preventing internet access

Hello Atrav and welcome to the Bleeping Computer forum.
My name is Satchfan and I would be glad to help you with your computer problem.Please read the following guidelines which will help to make cleaning your machine easier:
please follow all instructions in the order posted
please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear
all logs/reports, etc. must be posted in Notepad. Please ensure that word wrap is unchecked. In Notepad click Format, uncheck Word wrap if it is checked
if you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification before proceeding
the fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
please reply within 3 days. If you do not reply within this period I will post a reminder but topics with no reply in 4 days will be closed!
IMPORTANT:
Please DO NOT install/uninstall any programs unless asked to.
Please DO NOT run any scans other than those requested
===================================================Run RogueKillerIMPORTANT: Please remove any usb or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!
Close all running programs.
Download RogueKiller to your desktop
close all running programs
for Windows Vista/Seven, right click -> run as administrator, for XP simply double-click on RogueKiller.exe
when the pre-scan is finished, click on Scan
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I have a stand-alone PC running XP Pro at a separate location that uses an always-on DSL connection. This PC is used by a member of my company that needs access to the Internet, but at the same time is also used by other people (not company employees) that need to have their internet access restricted. These other people have separate user accounts to the company employee.
What I need to be able to do is prevent all access to Internet resources from this PC, but only for specific user accounts. Obviously, it's possible to create an IP Security Policy that blocks all incoming/outgoing traffic, and that works marvellously well, except I'm not sure how to apply it only to certain users or groups.
Editing IE proxy information for each user to point to a non-existent proxy, and then editing their security rights so they cannot change proxy settings is not an option, because I need to stop other programs (not just IE) from accessing the Internet.
Is this possible without using a server/domain?
 

Answer:Preventing access to the internet for a single user

I thought I did something like this once with certain hardware profiles being allowed for certain users and whatnot...id google that if i were you.
 

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Mcafee finds and quarantines 2 w32/nuwar.sys viruses with tcpip.sys files in c/windows/system32/dllcache and 2 in c/windows/system32/drivers. even after this, i have no internet access. i restored to a previous point but still cannot get on the internet. My wireless network and direct local area connection all say connected but I cannot browse. I've tried updating my McAfee definitions and installing AVG Anti-Spyware (a recommendation I saw in another forum) but still no luck. Any ideas on how I can fix this? I am running Windows XP. I noticed a post similar to this from someone else but did not see a response. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Answer:w32/nuwar.sys virus preventing internet access

Hi, hrj3

Welcome.

Please restore those files from McAfee Quarantine. They could be legit files and will be the reason you have no connection.

Keep me posted.
 

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Hi, I am running Windows XP and I believe my computer is infected with spyware that prevents internet access. Last week, I had spyware that I removed using SUPERAntiSpyware that would constantly crash and restart explorer.exe and prevent access to antivirus websites. I realized yesterday that my computer was infected with spyware because I would get a fake wallpaper warning me about spyware and an icon in the taskbar saying my computer was infected--this was the actual spyware. The taskbar icon told me to go to real-av.org and download the antivirus scanner, but I did not. I was sent to the site automatically though. I scanned my computer again with SUPERAntiSpyware and it removed the spyware and I do not get that message anymore. But now, as soon as I started up my computer, I did not have internet access. I could type a URL into Internet Explorer and FireFox but it would not go to the site. Both browsers would just stop after I entered in the URL, there were no messages saying I could not connect to the website--just the same blank screen as when I opened the browser up. Also, I do know that the spyware is not completely gone because it is still trying to send me to a website, but it is a different one than before. Any help would be greatly appreciated!Also, I have checked my hosts file.EDIT: I keep getting sent to www!.lsp-test-nax.ind.in/land/eurl?code=15, I believe that is the only site not blocked on my computer.

Answer:HELP! Virus/spyware is preventing internet access!

Click Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > View > Show Hidden Devices.Scroll down to ?Non-plug and Play Drivers? and click the plus icon to open those drivers.Then search for TDSSserv.sysLet me know if you find this or not.If you do find it, right click on it, and select ?Disable?. Do not try to uninstall it.Also if this is found and you disable it.Now reboot and see if you can run the other scans that would not run..----------Now try to run the scans found here http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlPost the 3 logs when complete.

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I am having a problem with my internet connection when I perform a normal Windows XP boot. Network connection is fine but no connectivity. Strangely enough, Safemode boot with networking gives me no problem with my internet.

I pretty sure I need help removing Iadhide4.dll from my system. Tried Spybot, Ad-aware, CWshredder, Norton Antivirus. Tried to clear my IE temp files but Iadhide4.dll will not go away. Thinking this may be the problem. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Btw, posted this problem earlier with no HJT info and without knowledge of the Iadhide4.dll presence. Unfortunately that posting got me no responses. Sorry about posting again but it seems noone was interested in tackling this problem with the limited information I was able to supply earlier. Am hoping I can drum up some expert interest with the added HJT posting.
HJT follows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:46:20 PM, on 4/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program F... Read more

Answer:HJT - Iadhide4.dll problem preventing my internet access?

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I ended up with malware from a family member who used my computer. Svcvmx and Suspicious activities are still on my computer (and more). Due to the Suspicous imitating a Windows blue screen of death, I can not use the internet (that pops up with a fake windows update and then claims to find suspicious activities and call a 855 number for support. I cant minimize or do anything though I hear my computer still working in the background. Even task manager wont show up. All I can do is turn off the computer and turn it back on and have the cable unplugged from my computer. I have to download all files on to a laptop and take them to my computer. So far, Rkiller found them but wont remove them even in safe mode and all others wont activate due to "Resource in use" whether I try in normal or safe mode, installed on my computer or still on the thumbdrive.

Any help would be appreciated, I am not computer literate, I just play games (Everquest and Everquest 2, for the most part) and read and watch YouTube videos.

Thank you
 

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I have Tiny personal Firewall version 2.0.15 on my computer which is running windows xp home edition as the operating system , I keep getting this error message when the computer starts up C:\Program files\Tiny Personal Firewall\persfw.exe PfVarLibInit: var_server_starterror:1 (10091: socket() failed) . My problem is that the firewall won't run so I am unable to change the settings so I can access the internet , I have unistalled the firewall but still no access to the net . I have tried other support sites but the only solution I was given was to get rid of the program cause it is garbage I was told , but was not told on how to resolve my problem . I am trying to find a resolution to this problem so I can avoid having to wipe my system clean and reinstall the operating system .

Basically I need to know how to fully get rid of the firewall software so that I can access the internet again . The only means of internet access I have is through my older computer which doesn't have a cd burner so downloading something that could help my problem is out of the question since the only way of transporting software is through floppy disks .

Please help me with your suggestions !!!
 

Answer:Tiny personal firewall preventing internet access !

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Since the download of one document online, I have been unable to access Internet Explorer (t's been like a week). I have McAfee Security Center and it has identified the following but does not remove it. I have followed your procedures online to try to remove it and have attached the logs. The only way I can access the internet is via AOL.

Some of the things I've seen on McAfee:

uhivamnn.dll
vundo (trojan)

File: C:\windows\system32\uhivamnn.dll

Process: C:\Program Files\Internet Exploreer\iexplore.exe

Process Description: Internet Explorer


File: C:\Windows\system32\nqstv.ini

File: C:\windows\system32\nqstv.bak1

PLEAAASE HEEEELP!!

-Crystal
 

Answer:Vundo (Trojan) Preventing Access to Internet Explorer

Let's start with this:

First use windows explorer to find:
C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\C\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\ACGina.dll.vir
Copy and paste it ( ACGina.dll.vir ) back into the C\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\ folder and remove the .vir extension.

Please disable all anti-virus and anti-spyware programs while we do the following (re-enable when you are finished):

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:




O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7A99E6DD-A86E-4C79-9372-C2732D14BC55} - c:\windows\system32\zcvsnwg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)Click to expand...

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

Now let's use ComboFix to remove a bunch of malware files.

* Make sure that combofix.exe that you downloaded while doing the READ & RUN ME is on your Desktop but Do not run it!
If it is not on your Desktop, the below will not work.
* Also make sure you have shut down all protection software (antivirus, antispyware...etc) or they may get in the way of allowing ComboFix to run properly.
* If ComboFix tells you it needs to update to a new version, make sure you allow it to update.
* Open N... Read more

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After my brother recently downloaded a movie to his computer, he can no longer access the internet through Firefox or Internet Explorer. The error messages say that there is no connection to the internet (the rest of the computers in our house use the same network and have no trouble connecting to the internet). On Internet Explorer it says that the address is invalid and then shows http:/// in the address bar. He has the free version of AVG, and we scanned his computer, but the problem still persists. Here is his DDS log:DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL Run by taylor dean at 11:36:46.40 on Tue 12/30/2008Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.825 [GMT -8:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated)FW: F-Secure Anti-Virus 2006 6.10 *disabled*FW: Norton 360 *disabled*============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXED:\dds.scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.htmluDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=delluWindow Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by ComcastuSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&... Read more

Answer:Possible Virus Preventing Internet Access (Firefox and Explorer)

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instructed to do so! Let me know if any of the links do not work or if any of the tools do not work. Tell me about problems or symptoms that occur during the fix. Do not run any other programs or open any other windows while doing a fix. Ask any questions that you have regarding the fix(es... Read more

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Hello,
My computer is infected with malware. After a while of having my computer turned on eventually a message comes up that says "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience" with the option of sending an error report to Microsoft. After this window comes up, the computer becomes very slow, and the internet connection eventually disconnects, with no chance of regaining internet unless the computer is restarted. Also, the sound on my computer goes mute and sound can only be regained if restarted. Also, at first my computer couldn't restart, it would simply freeze at the gray screen or blue "logging off screen" and I would have to force turn off my laptop by holding the power button down for a few seconds. Here is my HijackThis log file:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:51:32 AM, on 10/5/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:Malware preventing internet access, crashing computer

Hello and Welcome to the forums!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger:Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appea... Read more

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Im having similar issues. When I installed and ran Zemana it stopped due to no internet connection.
 

Answer:Suspicious Activity malware preventing access to Internet

Hello,
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.

It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

 

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Well. My Desktop crashed earlier today, and upon rebooting was unable to connect to the internet (my Network Connections tells me that it has 'Limited or no connectivity'). Upon running the Network Diagnostics I am told my DHCP Server has an invalid IP address, and after reading other posts on these boards it appears that the IP address displayed is only there because Windows automatically assigned it due to an inability to obtain a real one (169.254.242.96). My router is working fine, as I am using at this very moment to post this topic on a friend's laptop, but for reference it is a Netgear VMDG280 supplied by Virgin Media.

After spending a few hours trying to find out what is wrong I have a feeling it is my computer's inability to contact the DHCP server that is preventing it from being assigned an IP address, but I have no idea how to remedy this.

I am running Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3.
 

Answer:Suspected DHCP issues preventing Internet access

Robertyne said:





I have a feeling it is my computer's inability to contact the DHCP server that is preventing it from being assigned an IP address, but I have no idea how to remedy this.

I am running Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3.Click to expand...

you are correct - - the DHCP address should be the same as the router address.

Start with the obvious
make sure your TCP does not have a static DHCP or DNS address defined
then ensure your router is still offering DHCP (ie is enabled) and has a range of addresses to offer (eg 2-32)
Then disconnect the system from the router; wait 30 seconds and reconnect

After another 30 seconds, get a command prompt and enter
ipconfig /all​and post your findings in the follow-up . . .
 

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Hi,I hope you are able to help with me this... I have a friends laptop that is currently badly infected with something that is preventing it from connecting to the internet and is causing the machine to have major slowdowns. I have tried a few fixes already by installing some anti malware software which did detect and remove some trojans, but still the problems are persisting. I am unable to fully update the anti malware software due to no net access but I did however install updates via a USB key that I downloaded. This also was a work computer if you are wondering why the CISCO VPN is showing up. Thanks in advance! Please see the following DDS Log, and I have also attached the two other logs required.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by [usernameremoved] at 12:51:02.98 on Sun 05/23/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.503.172 [GMT -6:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exeC:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exeC:\WI... Read more

Answer:Malware preventing access to internet and major slowdown

Hi Rhythm,Welcome to Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal (VTSMR) forum. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Please let me know in your next reply if you agree with this.Please before rebooting do the following: Reset the LAN settings:Open IE Go to Tools => Internet Options => click on the Connections tab, then click on LAN Settings. The following items should be unchecked:Automatically detect settings Use a proxy server for your LAN.Don't reboot yet.Open a notepad (Start > Run and type in Notepad )Copy and paste the text in code box into it.CODEREGEDIT4 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]"Notification Packages"=hex(7):73,63,65,63,6C,69,00,00Save the file to the desktop as regfix.regMake sure the Save as type field says All files.Locate regfix.reg on the desktop and double-click on it and confirm. It should look like A window pops up asking if you are sure to add the file to the registry. Click Yes.You get another window popup saying that regfix.reg successfully added to the registry.Now you may reboot. Tell me how it went and if you have connection now.Note: You have to turn off any registry protector software you have in order the changes to be taken place.

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Hello Legends,
 Iam using windows 10 pro on my Dell inspiron 15r 5537 model. From the last month i am getting the DNS problem. I make the DNS obtain automatically under ipv4 properties but after 2-3 minutes it become Specified DNS address with address  87.118.74.138 and 8.8.8.8. I have tried flushing DNS, Uninstalling WLAN drivers, Rolling back, Updating. Changed this address also in Registry but after 2-3 minutes again the same.It prevent me from accessing the internet or opening the new pages on browsers but some of the download will stay continued. I'am getting trouble from it. Please help me to Solve this issue. thanks in advanced 

Answer:DNS address keep changing from Auto to 87.118.74.138 (Preventing Internet Access

IP address traces to Keyweb.de. Dubious history, and I would not put it past one of their clients:
 
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/keyweb.de?utm_source=addon&utm_content=popup-donuts
 
Page here will give you an idea of how to find the dns servers in the registry (has to be the registry, you take the stuff out, then it comes back). http://windowsitpro.com/networking/where-registry-are-entries-dns-servers-located
 
The question is, how is it happening? Malware is capable of changing registry items, happens all of the time. Have you scanned your computer yet? Malwarebytes is free to consumers.

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Yesterday my firewall picked up on an attempted attack on the computer, and since then my internet access has been limited (usually to sixty seconds). My DSL provider's tech support couldn't figure it out, so I'm posting to see if any of you can help. The only thing out of the ordinary that has occurred since the attempt, is the repeated notice that both IAMAPP.exe and bcont module have experienced difficulty, and must shut down. I had never received either message before. If any of you have suggestions, I'd appreciate the help.
 

Answer:Solved: [IAMAPP.exe] & [bcont module] Preventing Internet Access

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Hello, I've done some searches in the forums and tried a few fixes posted for similar issues but had no luck. BackgroundI am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I recently installed some free software which of course came with some adware, changed my browser settings (home page, default search engines.) After some work I was able to remove them, but now have encountered a new problem which I expect is also malware related. ProblemWhen I direct my browsers to any website I get a message saying that there is no response from the proxy server. I have never used a proxy server for internet access and when I go into my Internet Properties>LAN Settings and un-check "Use a proxy Server for your LAN" and check "Automatically detect settings" the settings are not remembered and revert as soon as I close and re-open "LAN Settings" rendering my browsers useless. Things I've TriedScans withMalwarebytes antimalwareMicrosoft security essentialsSpybot Search and DestroyCCleaner (cleaner and registry)Using regedit to manually delete suspicious registry keysThe FRST fixlist hereThe OTL fix hereAny help you can offer if appreciated. I am accessing the internet via a netbook and have been installing scanners to the infected PC via flash drive.

Answer:Malware preventing change of proxy server settings/ internet access

Welcome aboard  Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Hello,

I would like to know if it is possible to setup Internet Explorer to check for new updates ? I was trying to find some information on Microsoft web page but it was impossible, so many redirections. I don't know if these updates come with Windows Update service.

Regards,
 

Answer:Solved: Internet Explorer automatic updates

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Source: Internet Explorer 8 To Be Distributed Via Automatic Updates

Microsoft has announced plans to distribute their latest web browser Internet Explorer 8 to computers running previous installments of Internet Explorer via Automatic Updates. The final version of Internet Explorer 8 was already distributed that way to users still running a release candidate or beta version of the web browser.
The distribution will be started in the third week of April for users running Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 on the Microsoft operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. The update will be a high priority update for Windows XP and Server 2003 while it will be rated important on Vista and Server 2008.
The rollout will commence gradually with no time frame given at this time. This does not mean however that Internet Explorer 8 will be installed on the computer system right away. Microsoft is giving users the choice to perform the installation, to delay or avoid it.

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Hello,
When I'm at home, my Internet speed is very, very slow.
So when Windows 10 download automatically its updates, I cannot use Internet as well as I would like.
I would like to postpone this automatic downloading of Windows 10 updates.
Can you help me ?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Internet Security it possible to disable automatic Windows 10 updates ?

Hi,

Please try the following methods:

Method 1

Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: services.msc and press enter
From the Services list which appears find the Windows Update service and open it
In ?Startup Type? (under the ?General? tab) change it to ?Disabled?

Restart
Method 2

Open the Run command (Win + R), in it type: regedit and press enter
Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
In there create a ?32-bit DWORD? value called ?AuOptions? and under ?Value Data? type 2 and click ?OK?
Open the Settings app (Win + I) and navigate to -> Update and Security -> Windows Updates. Click ?Check for updates? which applies the new configuration setting
Restart
I hope it helps.

Regards,
Kardo
 

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360 Internet Security V4.8 is now out with even stronger and smoother functionality than ever, the specific features are outlined below:

1) 360 Internet Security 2013 is now 360 Internet Security. Most security suites provide large annual updates, but given 360 Internet Security?s update cycle ranging from 2-3 weeks, 360 has designed its products to be more responsive to user demands. As always, 360 Internet Security remains completely free.

2) 360 Internet Security 32-bit and 64-bit versions have been merged into a single installation: now there?s no need for the user to determine whether or not their machine is most compatible with 32-bit or 64-bit installations; in version 4.8, 360 Internet Security will automatically differentiate between installation packages to determine which is most suitable for the user?s PC.

3) Automatic Updates: Don?t worry about whether or 360 Internet Security is up to date. 360 will alert you to new upgrades and automatically update its virus and malicious URL database. Automatic updates provide the most comprehensive protection for your PC.

4) Improved Theme Functionality: Whether you like blue, red or black, 360 Internet Security allows users to easily switch between client interface themes. Choose your favorite theme and share with friends on Facebook and Twitter.

It?s still worth mentioning that 360 Internet Security stands out from other antivirus software in that it is and will continue to remain completely free of charg... Read more

Answer:360 Internet Security Version 4.8: Now Supporting Automatic Updates

I thought it already had automatic updates, after all it's a pretty basic feature.
 

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Hi ThereAny help on this would be appreciated (Running Toshiba Satellite A100 -998 / Windows XP Media Edition 2005)My whole family uses this laptop so not sure what was executed or downloaded to cause the problems in the first place, sending this email from other computer as no internet access from the laptop.Keep getting NT Authority shutdown message, been stopping this by entering "shutdown -a" into the run box from the start menuInstalled latest stinger tool from MCAfee which seems to have slowed down the NT Authority messages but PC is still running pretty sluggish and I cannot connect to wireless network so even tried hard wiring the cable broadband modem directly the laptop with no luck.When running MCAfee it either shuts down during scan or wont start a scan in the first place, downloaded a super DAT file on another computer from McAfee support site, burnt it onto a CDR and when I launched it on the laptop it said that could not find any qualifying McAfee product to install the latest definitions.I have also tried the McAfee scans in safe mode and tried to access the internet in Safe mode with Networking but both to no joy, Any help or advice would be greatly appreciatedLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 01:20:08, on 05/03/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:... Read more

Answer:nasty virus problems, causing shutdowns (NT Authority), preventing internet access and mcafee from working

Hi,Unfortunately I have some bad news, your computer is infected with Virut.Virut is capable of infecting all the machine's executable files (.exe) and screensaver files (.scr). However, the problem is that the virus has a number of bugs in its code, and as a result, it may misinfect a proportion of executable files and therefore, the files are corrupted beyond repair. As of now, security experts suggest that a format and clean install, or destructive recovery if you have an OEM recovery partition, is the best way to clean the infection and it is the best way to return the machine to its normal working state.Backup all your documents and important items (personal data, work documents, etc) only. DO NOT backup any executable files (software) and screensavers (*.scr). It attempts to infect any accessed .exe or .scr files by appending itself to the executable.Also, avoid backing up compressed files (zip/cab/rar) files that have .exe or .scr files inside them. Virut can penetrate and infect .exe files inside compressed files too.I don't feel there is any point in trying to clean this machine. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that's how I see it.You can read more about it here if you want; http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2009/02/vir...s-throwing.htmlIf you have any questions let me know.

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We in South Africa do not have the luxury of affordable/cheap constant internet connections like in the UK/US or other first-world countries.
We buy (prepaid or contract) monthly data from a supplier like Telkom (similar to At&T) or Vodafone etc. This data comes at a hefty price per Gb, especially if you buy smaller bundles. Larger bundles works out very cheap per Gb, but expires after 30 days, meaning unused data is not carried over to the next month.
You simply forfeit it.
Thus: Before we can just hop along the free W10 ride, we need to know:
1.) How much of our PC's will be usable for regular home tasks if we do not have a constant data connection every day? In other words: Will W10 not operate properly without a constant data connection?
2.) It is all good to receive W10 for free, but how can we rest assured that W10 will not gobble up our data like a hungry beast due to the fact that it INSISTS on constant communication, leaving us stranded with but a few kb at the 10th day of each month (just enough to send a low-res angry emoticon to Microsoft...)?
:/

Answer:How much internet data will Windows 10 automatic (compulsory) updates consume?

1) Yes you can use Wiindows 10 properly
2) you have the option to set you connected as a metered connection which will allow apps to reduce data usage. ... There is also a data usage option that will tell you what is using all your data and finally : Set your data limit - Microsoft Windows

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Hello,

I recently got a virus on my computer (one of those fake Antivirus programs that pops up). I restarted my computer in Safe Mode and ran Malwarebytes and a scan with ESET. I think I got rid of the virus, because there is no longer anything popping up, but my computer is now running unusually slowly (especially during startup), cannot connect to the internet either wirelessly or through a cable (it gets stuck on "Acquiring network address), and my Windows Automatic Updates has been turned off and will not allow me to enable it.

Here are the viruses that my Malwarebytes scan removed:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.2.1300
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 8331

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

12/13/2011 8:24:23 PM
mbam-log-2011-12-13 (20-24-23).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 189571
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 42 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 6
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command\(default) (Hijack.Sta... Read more

Answer:Can't connect to internet, slow computer, automatic updates disabled

Hello Craig and welcome.Did ESET find anything?The ESET Online Scanner saves a log file after running, which can be examined or sent in to ESET for further analysis. The path to the log file is "C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt". You can view this file by navigating to the directory and double-clicking it in Windows Explorer, or by copying and pasting the path specification above (including the quotation marks) into the Start >> Run dialog box from the Start Menu on the desktop.Lets see if we can connect amd get some scan logs to review.If this fails .. You can knstall these tools to a Flash drive or CD and run them off that.Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Now check if the internet is working again.ORGo to Start ... Run and type in cmdA dos Window will appear.Type in the dos window: netsh winsock resetClick on the enter key.Reboot your system to complete the process.If needed : type these one line at a time, press enter after each line. See if it works after each.netsh interface ipv4 reset netsh interface ipv6 reset ipconfig /flushdns WIN7.. Please Download this file, Click Me Right-click on winsockfix.bat and click on Run as Administrator.>>>>>>>Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark th... Read more

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Hi, I'm not a computer wiz but I have my bro assisting me as much as he can.
Got a virus or something three days ago. Symptoms are changing everyday. Mozilla would crash instantly on being opened, a popup on Internet Explorer every 5 seconds, Automatic windows updates were turned off and i have not been able to turn them back on since, my internet speed slowed to a crawl(i cannot check this site on my computer, have to use my brother's), whole household has noticed their internet has slowed down slightly as well.
I installed Stopzilla, Ad-Aware, Avast Anti-Virus and they helped a little. But now i cant even open task manager, i get a message saying "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator." my desktop background has changed to a blue screen with a link to some site, and i get popups from my toolbar saying i have spyware and regular pop ups every now and then saying i have spyware, I also ust found out my computer wont let me delete anything off of it and that I should check that there is disk space or something.


DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Michael at 21:05:31.15 on Tue 11/25/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1222 [GMT -8:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\as... Read more

Answer:Mozilla Crashes, Internet Explorer Popups, Automatic Updates can't be turned on, etc.

Hi,

Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running combofix:

Note: After downloading, make sure you rename combofix.exe to combo-fix.exe

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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Some one help me
I bought new pc core 2 (TM) Quad
when i use mobile internet i got error in only 2 or more second in windows 10 .....
Help me some on

Answer:why my mobile internet automatic no internet access said

Welcome to the forum. It would help if you told us what the error and what your using to connect

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Hi

I have Windows 7 SP1 and
have the icon "Get Windows"
in the system tray of all users.

Which method should I use to eliminate
this icon in each account and
to prevent the automatic upgrade to Windows 10
when it will be available?

Thanks

Bye

Balubeto

Answer:Preventing the automatic upgrade to Windows 10

Hi Balubeto,

Thank you for your question.

I agree with Zigzag.

If the icon still display, we could refer to the following step to hidden it:

1. Run regedit in RUN 
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
3. Then create a new 32-bit DWORD value on the right-hand side named DisableGwx, and give it a value of 1

Notice: we must backup register before we modify it, we could refer to the following steps to backup register
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/322756 

If there are any questions regarding this issue, please be free to let me know.

Best Regard,

Jim

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Hi,

I had a (known) problem affecting the use of Enterprise Wifi networks. Long story short, the solution is to downgrade drivers to a lower OS level. I manually installed Vista drivers for my WiFi, problem solved.

Enter Win8 x64 automatic driver updates. After reboot or after some time, my Vista driver is automagicallly replaced with the default driver for my card (Atheros AR 9285), and my connection can no longer be authenticated and is dropped.

I tried disabling automatic driver search through windows update, but the newer driver is already bundled on my system. Thus the new driver is still installed. I can't easily delete the driver, as the filenames in c:\windows\system32\drivers are the same for both versions and they overwrite each other; I don't know where the newer copy is stored as well, a copy of it must live in some additional path as well, as does some inf file that comes with Win8.

Does anyone know of a way to lock a particular driver version in place? I don't mind automatic driver updates in general, but I'd like Win8 not to touch my WiFi drivers, at least not until the root cause in the latest drivers has been fixed.

Thanks,

Martijn

Answer:Preventing automatic driver update

Hello Martijn, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if doing this may help:

Turn off automatic driver updates in "Devices and Printers"Completely uninstall the WiFi drivers in Device Manager (step 9 in OPTION TWO)Reinstall the Vista driver
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Can any one advise on the better products to view, track, trace and identify unwanted/unnecessary outgoing internet access on my XP Pc's.I'm using TCPview which shows a whole load of stuff, however, it does not show which programs are creating the connections or attempted connections. One of the problems with TCPview is that some connections or attemps only appear on the screen for a few seconds then are gone, thus not giving sufficient time to record anything or use the 'Whois' function. Frequently the info provided by the 'Whois' function is insufficient or shows an error. Malwarebytes protection module frequently pops up that it has blocked various outgoing connections to various IP addresses.My machines have recently been hit bad by something (possible me). TCPview shows a whole load of automatic access that is possible not wanted and or troublesome and I want to be able to identify which/what and be able to get rid of it if appropriate. Because of my recent problems I'm loathed to start downloading all and sundry trying to find a suitable product(s) only to find I've made the situation worse. A program that would list/log fleeting connection attempts is a must I feel.There are several sites that will examine security scan logs and hijack logs (a good one being Bleeping Computer ), are there any sites that will review lists/logs of automatic outgoing connection attempts and connections (internet or otherwise) like can be produced from pro... Read more

Answer:Automatic & unwanted internet access by programs

Might take a look at the free CurrPorts: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html.It shows the owning process of any active ports, plus a wealth of other info and options. Under the "View" tab menu is the option "HTML Report - All Items". When selected it will, very quickly, display an html report in your browser of what ever is displayed in the CurrPorts window.Edit:What about viewing logs from the firewall?

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I'm using Publisher 2003. Need to stop the program automatically changing hyphens to dashes. Did it once before but had to reinstall program so it has started happening againTIAKeith

Answer:Preventing automatic change characters Office

This may help you - click here

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Hi, all:

1) Does setting Windows Updates to "notify for download and notify for install" via GP edit also disable Device Driver automatic installation?
2) Or does disabling automatic device driver installation need to be configured separately?
3) If the latter (separate setting), is it advisable to do so, despite the ominous warning from M$ that "your device may not work as expected"?

I followed Brink's characteristically excellent tutorial for GP edit here: Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 to "notify for download and notify for install" (Thanks for that!).

So my questions center on whether doing so will also prevent automatic device driver installation, or whether I need to and/or should configure that setting separately?

M$'s ominous warning seems to be strongly discouraging users from disabling automatic device driver updates and "realistic icons"().
For my OEM XP, Vista and 7 systems, I have always gotten drivers -- WHEN NEEDED -- from the OEM, not via Windows Update, as the OEMs historically have done a better job than M$ in offering the needed drivers for their computers.

Is that still true under Win10?
Assuming that disabling automatic Windows Updates does NOT also disable automatic device driver updates, should I disable automatic device driver installation on this OEM Win10 box?

TIA,

MM

Answer:Does disabling automatic Win Updates include automatic Device Driver?

Hello MM,

That will stop drivers from automatically being installed in Windows Update, but won't stop drivers from being available in Windows Update.

If you don't want drivers to be available in Windows Update, then you can disable this using the tutorial below. If disabled, you'll have to manually update (download and install) your drivers from the manufacturer.

Driver Updates in Windows Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 10driver-updates-windows-update-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html

The first tutorial below you posted will turn on/off automatic installation of drivers for devices. However, I would recommend to also disable automatic updates in the second tutorial below to be safe.

Device Driver Automatic Installation - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Hi, all:

1) Does setting Windows Updates to "notify for download and notify for install" via GP edit also disable Device Driver automatic installation?
2) Or does disabling automatic device driver installation need to be configured separately?
3) If the latter (separate setting), is it advisable to do so, despite the ominous warning from M$ that "your device may not work as expected"?

I followed Brink's characteristically excellent tutorial for GP edit here: Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 to "notify for download and notify for install" (Thanks for that!).

So my questions center on whether doing so will also prevent automatic device driver installation, or whether I need to and/or should configure that setting separately?

M$'s ominous warning seems to be strongly discouraging users from disabling automatic device driver updates and "realistic icons"().
For my OEM XP, Vista and 7 systems, I have always gotten drivers -- WHEN NEEDED -- from the OEM, not via Windows Update, as the OEMs historically have done a better job than M$ in offering the needed drivers for their computers.

Is that still true under Win10?
Assuming that disabling automatic Windows Updates does NOT also disable automatic device driver updates, should I disable automatic device driver installation on this OEM Win10 box?

TIA,

MM

Answer:Does disabling automatic Win Updates include automatic Device Driver?

Hello MM,

That will stop drivers from automatically being installed in Windows Update, but won't stop drivers from being available in Windows Update.

If you don't want drivers to be available in Windows Update, then you can disable this using the tutorial below. If disabled, you'll have to manually update (download and install) your drivers from the manufacturer.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48277-driver-updates-windows-update-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html

The first tutorial below you posted will turn on/off automatic installation of drivers for devices. However, I would recommend to also disable automatic updates in the second tutorial below to be safe.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

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9 times out of 10 my laptop will not shut down automatically and I have to do a 'Forced Shutdown'.  Sometimes a message will flash up 'Task Host Manager preventing shutdown'. How can I resolve this issue?

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I have two external harddrives which I'm using for archiving purposes, because of that they are turned off most of the time. I have some shortcuts on the desktop to some directories on these external harddisks.

Windows occasionally removes these desktop shortcuts. It happens when the harddisks are turned off. I think it thinks that the shortcuts are broken and no longer needed, and tries to clean the desktop up.

How do I prevent this behavior?

(OS Version: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1)

Answer:Preventing automatic removal of broken desktop shortcuts

Hello hkBattousai,

This sounds like the work of the System Maintenance Troubleshooter. If you like, you can turn it off using the tutorial below to stop this.

System Maintenance Troubleshooter - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, i encountered the following problem:
In normal mode (win xp pro) i could not access internet (no IE, no FF) neither update antivirus (nod32)
In safe mode i could run IE and FF but no aceess to antivirus sitres and updates.
I managed to run Combofix in safe mode. It found the rootkit and after reboot continued and produced the attached log.

Does anyone know how to read this?
Am i clean?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:No access to internet - no IE, no FF - no access to antivirus site, updates

Well, sorry but after having sent the combofix log i read that i should not until asked for!
I apologize!

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How do I prevent Automatic restarts after important updates? I want my computer to be updated when theres an important update. I want to be told my computer was updated and needs to be restarted.

I was in the middle of something important tonight before I passed out on the couch. I woke up and my computer restarted without saving

Answer:Automatic Updates & Stopping Automatic Restarts

Just go into the Windows update control panel and turn off Automatic updates then set it so you control when the updates are installed which gives you the reboot option instead of doing it for you.

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Greetings,

I have Windows 10 Home Edition, like millions of others. Like millions of others, I prefer to hibernate my computer rather than shut it down outright most nights. And like millions of others, I am getting awakened IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT because Windows 10 is trying to notify me about updates! Repeatedly.

When I want information about updates, I'll ask. I've turned off the Update Service on the Services tab of the Task Manager. After some hours or some days, it turns itself back on. A cat-and-mouse game with Microsoft. I have stopped the automatic updates themselves but I can't stop the stop the aggressive notifications. Should I be happy? At least the computer is no longer shutting down without warning IN THE MIDDLE OF A PROJECT THAT I'M WORKING ON to update. But it stills turns on at various hours of the night, cooking with its lid closed, to provide me unbidden notifications of updates. THIS IS MAKING ME CRAZY!

I need to stop this NOW, otherwise Microsoft can shove Windows 10 where the sun don't shine. I own this computer, not Microsoft. Can it be done? Or do I go back to Linux?

Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

Answer:Must Stop Both Automatic Updates and Automatic Notifications!

Try those commands, run it as admin in CMD and restart. Not sure, if they are working on Home anymore:

reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "AUOptions" /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoUpdate" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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I consider Java -- or any other program which ASSERTS its right to take over my system, hog resources, and potentially become a vector for malignant code (xp) -- as a disease. Unfortunately, Java is a disease which occasionally is necessary and, under quarantined conditions, should be manageable.With that intro (I'm irritated at the moment, having been fighting to disable autostart of java for quite some time and not finding any answers on this question in my web searching), let me ask the questions:How do I disable Java's ability to autostart while keeping it on the system?Is there any program which can act to intercept any calls on Java and ask the users PERMISSION before allowing code to access Java?I would think these would be common questions and the need to keep Java chained would have been addressed long ago and be a widely known and desirable addon. However, web searches have brought up endless drivel on disabling java UPDATES but not disabling or, better yet, controlling Java access.Thanks for any help.

Answer:Disable Java automatic start/ automatic loading & control program access on XP

DLoad 2 apps...StartupCPL from Mike Lin...and WinPatrol.....both FREE...They will provide every option needed.WinPatrol runs silently in the background...takes minimal resources ...but alerts you whenever any app requests a registry change or being added to the startup group.Hope this helps.

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com...e-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/
 

Answer:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

I got some updates last night and unfortunately my fix didn't work so I'll unpin this topic.
 

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/81980-windows-10-home-disable-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/

 

Answer:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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W=2000XP.IE6,, About 2 months ago, I { && many, many others } had problems with MS automatic updates.Seems a couple of the updates did more damage than anything else. I had to go into Safe Mode to restore my computer to an earlier date. All is running very well, now, with automatic updates turned off. I do get the pop-up at the bottom telling me this alert, but I ignore. ONLY thing is, I am NOT updating anything right now !! I am unsure of what I need & what I don't need, or what may damage my computer. I am fairly computer experienced & don't know the best way to custom install a few updates, here & there, as are best for my system. What is the BEST way for me to keep the system safe , as far as updates go ??
 

Answer:Solved: Microsoft updates= disconnected automatic updates & am leary, now !

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I'm having startup issues with a Windows 10 Build:
Cumulative update for Windows 10 ver. 1511
KB3192444. (I hope I copied it correctly).

Before this update is installed the problem doesn't exist, after it's installed it does.
I posted this issue here but have not gotten any help.
Because windows 10 automatically installs updates I needed to go into Group Policy Editor-Computer Configuration-Windows Components-Windows Update and set it to
"Notify for download and notify for install"

But, when I go back into settings for windows update advanced settings, the choose how updates are installed has remained with the same 2 options.

How can I be sure that Windows 10 does not install this update????
Does changing this setting in GPE work ok?

Any help will be appreciated,
James

Answer:Preventing Auto Updates

Hi, to hide (stop) a particular update see:
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I've somehow got some malware/ trojans/ viruses, whatever you may call them, and I'm unable to update my spyware/ anti-virus software. I currently have Spybot, Zonealarm pro, ad-aware pro and a recent download of the free avg anti virus...all of which are outdated. Can anybody please assist in the removal of these things causing the problems?

Thank you!
 

Answer:virus preventing updates

Welcome! to MajorGeeks.com!

Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given further down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.
TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in Safe Mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
To avoid additional delay i... Read more

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I'm having startup issues with a Windows 10 Build:
Cumulative update for Windows 10 ver. 1511
KB3192444. (I hope I copied it correctly).

Before this update is installed the problem doesn't exist, after it's installed it does.
I posted this issue here but have not gotten any help.
Because windows 10 automatically installs updates I needed to go into Group Policy Editor-Computer Configuration-Windows Components-Windows Update and set it to
"Notify for download and notify for install"

But, when I go back into settings for windows update advanced settings, the choose how updates are installed has remained with the same 2 options.

How can I be sure that Windows 10 does not install this update????
Does changing this setting in GPE work ok?

Any help will be appreciated,
James

Answer:Preventing Auto Updates

Hi, to hide (stop) a particular update see:
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi,
Right now i have about 56 updates pending, most of them office updates, and a couple of Windows updates.
I've discovered that a update is preventing my PC from sleeping, as when i do a system restore back to before i updated my PC will sleep, and then instaill them again my PC wont sleep.

I'm assuming its a windows update rather than an office update causing this problem.
Is there a better way to see which update is causing the problem rather than instailling each update, one by one?

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Hi,

Contrarily to previous Windows versions, the user can no longer decide when and how to update Windows, but the OS does it all by itself - at any time, and unasked for. This occasions unexpected and unwanted machine slowdowns - sometimes at startup, sometimes at closing down, sometimes in the middle of a session. In my view a most annoying and disturbing interference in my normal workflow.

So, is there any way or tweak to take Windows Updates in hands again on that level?

This is not the only occurrence where Windows takes things in hands. Indeed, despite countless telephones to Microsoft, there is no way to prevent it from associating everyday graphic files (like for example jpg, gif, png and more) with its own clunky "Photos" utility, or send pdf files to its own and even more clunky "Edge" - instead of opening these files to the programs or utilities one has decided to associate them with. Trying to associate these via Settings helps nothing at all, or just for a moment or, if one is in luck, for a whole session. But invariably Windows 10 reverts to its own "choices".

The only solution Microsoft could offer was to do a clean re-install of Windows 10. I don't call this a solution, but just plain amateurism.

So, if anyone knows how to get rid of these - with the update annoyance in the first place, because for the other ones I can still workaround via "open with", whereas my hands are tied with those updates.

Thanks,

haku

Answer:How to get rid of automatic updates and other automatic annoyances

Hello haku,

Since you have Windows 10 Home, OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below may be your best option to disable automatic updates in Windows Update.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

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Hi,

Contrarily to previous Windows versions, the user can no longer decide when and how to update Windows, but the OS does it all by itself - at any time, and unasked for. This occasions unexpected and unwanted machine slowdowns - sometimes at startup, sometimes at closing down, sometimes in the middle of a session. In my view a most annoying and disturbing interference in my normal workflow.

So, is there any way or tweak to take Windows Updates in hands again on that level?

This is not the only occurrence where Windows takes things in hands. Indeed, despite countless telephones to Microsoft, there is no way to prevent it from associating everyday graphic files (like for example jpg, gif, png and more) with its own clunky "Photos" utility, or send pdf files to its own and even more clunky "Edge" - instead of opening these files to the programs or utilities one has decided to associate them with. Trying to associate these via Settings helps nothing at all, or just for a moment or, if one is in luck, for a whole session. But invariably Windows 10 reverts to its own "choices".

The only solution Microsoft could offer was to do a clean re-install of Windows 10. I don't call this a solution, but just plain amateurism.

So, if anyone knows how to get rid of these - with the update annoyance in the first place, because for the other ones I can still workaround via "open with", whereas my hands are tied with those updates.

Thanks,

haku

Answer:How to get rid of automatic updates and other automatic annoyances

Hello haku,

Since you have Windows 10 Home, OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below may be your best option to disable automatic updates in Windows Update.

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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I'm a system admin full of users that don't bother to install the windows patches and updates. Well I've setup the desktops to automatically check, download, and install the updates.

Does this only check at the time specified?

Does it only download critical updates? windows updates? drivers?

Does it prompt the user when it's downloading and installing? Does it force them to restart their machines?
 

Answer:windows automatic updates isn't so automatic

If you're talking about Auto Updates in XP, then you can specify an exact time for the updater to check and download and install the updates. RIGHT click My Computer/Auto Update Tab. Otherwise, depending on the internet connection, update looks only once a day I believe. ONLY critical updates are brought down, you must visit the site for driver and other updates.
 

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Hi,

Contrarily to previous Windows versions, the user can no longer decide when and how to update Windows, but the OS does it all by itself - at any time, and unasked for. This occasions unexpected and unwanted machine slowdowns - sometimes at startup, sometimes at closing down, sometimes in the middle of a session. In my view a most annoying and disturbing interference in my normal workflow.

So, is there any way or tweak to take Windows Updates in hands again on that level?

This is not the only occurrence where Windows takes things in hands. Indeed, despite countless telephones to Microsoft, there is no way to prevent it from associating everyday graphic files (like for example jpg, gif, png and more) with its own clunky "Photos" utility, or send pdf files to its own and even more clunky "Edge" - instead of opening these files to the programs or utilities one has decided to associate them with. Trying to associate these via Settings helps nothing at all, or just for a moment or, if one is in luck, for a whole session. But invariably Windows 10 reverts to its own "choices".

The only solution Microsoft could offer was to do a clean re-install of Windows 10. I don't call this a solution, but just plain amateurism.

So, if anyone knows how to get rid of these - with the update annoyance in the first place, because for the other ones I can still workaround via "open with", whereas my hands are tied with those updates.

Thanks,

haku

Answer:How to get rid of automatic updates and other automatic annoyances

Hello haku,

Since you have Windows 10 Home, OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below may be your best option to disable automatic updates in Windows Update.

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Sorry if my post title is a little longwinded - but these three problems seem to be related. After installing and running MSE I have been unable to update definitions either manually or automatically. At the same time I noticed that microsoft automatic updates are getting to around 28 percent and then stopping - not fully downloading or installing. I cannot get through to any microsoft websites now - but all other sites are fine. wuauserv and bits are missing from services also. Have I been sneakily virused by something which MSE hasnt picked up. I tried to run malicious software removal tool - it downloads alright but wont install - says its not a valid win32 application. I correctly downloaded the 32bit app. Can anyone shed some light on any of this. I dont want to rebuild again - again. Thanks.

Answer:Automatic updates not functioning - MSE updates kaput - cant get through to microsoft

Hello cyberartist

Yes, this could be due to malware.
We cannot help you with malware removal in this forum.
Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

Also try running this fixit tool from MS

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I could use some serious help right about now.  I have a Compaq laptop running Windows XP Service Pack 3 and have been having some serious problems with svchost.  It's been plaguing my system for over a month now.First, I notice that the svchost spikes whenever I start the automatic updates.  I have to keep it disabled whenever I want the computer to run normally.  Then, I noticed that whenever I try and remove old software from my computer it spikes.  The same is true whenever I try and install new software.To combat this, I tried to scan the system first with Malwarebytes, but the cpu spikes whenever I start the scan, and the scan does not start - it simply sits there for hours and doesn't do anything.  I tried using superantispyware, and the same is true.  I had AVG on here, and it happened again, as well as when I had Avira.  I have had no luck with scanning the computer to find out any solution.- My HijackThis logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:54:48 PM, on 10/25/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobile... Read more

Answer:svchost.exe to 100% cpu if on automatic updates, software updates, scanning...

Wrong forum...Read here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlStart new topic here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/board,7.0.htmlDo NOT post any logs in THIS thread.

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I have a wired home network with only 2 computers on it. Apparently, when W7 updates (automatically) on my wife's computer, the computers no longer "see" each other, forcing me to reestablish the network after every update. Internet access is not affected, but her ability to print through the PS2 printer connection to my computer is lost. If the printer were networked, I assume it would still be unavailable to her.

This is a relatively new problem. I switched her connection from wireless back to wired about 6 months ago for speed reasons. I tried to switch back to wireless when this first happened to see if the type of connection was associated with the problem. Unfortunately, her wireless card doesn't support the current security protocol, so it remains wired.

Both machines are +/- 5 years old running W7, one HP, one custom.

Any ideas? Thanks.
 

Answer:W7 Updates Kill LAN but not Internet Access

forcing me to reestablish the network after every update.Click to expand...

Exactly what do you do "to reestablish the network"? Knowing that may give us a hint of what's happening.
 

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Hi,I'm just about to start assembling a new machine this evening - Xmas pressie for my brother and was wondering if there is a way to download Windows Updates as files for installation later. The reason being that the new machine will not have access to the Internet so I need a way to download the appropriate updates, transfer them to a CD and then install them on the new machine?Thanks in advance for any help offered. ;-)

Answer:Windows Updates - No Internet Access.

This gives one way click hereOr you can look here click here= If you do a search for 'save updates' and 'saving updates' on the helproom homepage search box you'll find lots of postings on this subject.

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I have a laptop:

Dell Vostro 1500
Win Vista 32 bit SP2

Internet explorer will no longer access the internet.
Cannot Access Win Support Center
I do have network access.

I have other computers that I can download progs from and transfer. I cannot update virus programs.

Any help would be appreciated.

Troy

Answer:Access to Internet and Win Updates Denied

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a better look at your system, please do the following so I can get some more detailed logs.Have you tried to use firefox?DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OKDeFogger may ask you to reboot the machine, if it does - click OKDo not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.IMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your d... Read more

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Yesterday on my W7sp1 machine, 25 updates showed up, Office 2010 (8), W7 (13), Office 2007 (2) and MSE (2). After install, all successful, shut down the machine for the day. Start up today, I have no internet connection. My adapter say's searching. Rebooted 3x, no luck. I have my W10 machines connected to the same switch (Ethernet) and it works normal. I see nothing in the udates that would effect the internet connection.

I did a restore from reflect to a spare SSD, it works fine, internet ok etc. This image was taken 2 days before the Ms updates.

Anybody else have similar problem.

Further update: I installed all the office 2010 updates by them selves, and upon shut down and reboot, Windows was configuring the updates, for a split second in like safe mode, I saw some numbers, about 6 digits x2 and the words "applying and registering" ??? This is weird!!

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Hello....this is driving me batty. When I started up my (fairly new) computer today....Avast was chugging along trying to access the internet for updates. Norton had the same problem. I have some camera software I tried to use...and got an error stating it could not connect to the internet for updates.

I can connect to the internet with IE8. Windows updates work and are current.

I had Avast and Norton Security Suite (from Comcast) installed on the computer.

I have removed Norton and Avast and used the clean up tools. I have disabled windows firewall but I still cannot get the camera software to connect to the internet to check for updates. I reinstalled Avast and it cannot connect to the internet for updates.

I don't know what else to do with this. I never noticed this problem before. I'm assuming Norton and Avast had been able to update previously.
 

Answer:Applications cannot access the internet for updates

Firstly its not good to have two antivirus systems on the PC.

Do you have any other PCs connected to the internet and are they working OK ?
how are you connected - via a router / modem - please supply make and models for all equipment
(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista/Windows 7.

Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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Well I installed windows 7 with no problems but as soon as I install the updates for it, it says I have no internet access.
The only way to be able to go into the internet is if I do a system restore to when I just finished installing.
I am using a 2 Wire modem (at&t)

Is their a way to fix this problem?

Answer:After windows 7 updates (no internet access)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Javier


Well I installed windows 7 with no problems but as soon as I install the updates for it, it says I have no internet access.
The only way to be able to go into the internet is if I do a system restore to when I just finished installing.
I am using a 2 Wire modem (at&t)

Is their a way to fix this problem?


Hi javier

WElcome to sevenforums

You can of course turn off windows updates. You can also look at your update history to see which update kills your internet and uncheck it to prevent it downloading again.

We could also use you system specs

Thanks in advance

Ken

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If you have a problem with accessing the Internet after installing the 'Patch Tuesday' updates, then you are not alone. Although I haven't had any problems with them recently, I have had in the past. The reason for the problem is because the updates generally, but not always, include new versions of the executables 'WinMail.exe' and 'iexplore.exe'. If you are using a 3rd party firewall as opposed to 'Windows Firewall' (WF), you may need to go into the configuration page of your firewall (refer to the instructions of your Internet Security software) and grant these executables access to the Internet. You may also have to do this even if you are using WF, but this is not usually necessary since WF is normally updated to take account of any changes in the above executables. You may also need, on some occasions, to grant other executables access in the same way as described above if certain other programs stop working after the updates.
Dwarf

Footnote for Administrators/Moderators: I have posted this in the 'Windows Updates' section of the forums, but if you feel that it should go elsewhere then please move or copy it. I was considering putting it in the 'Network & Internet' forum as it seems to belong to both, but could only post it in one.

Answer:Problems with Internet Access after Updates

my internet as slowed down to a crawl since the last update also getting kicked alot from cod4 server

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I have a D-Link Wireless Router and would like to block internet browsing for one of the computers on my wireless network, but still allow it to use Windows Update and [email protected] Is there any way to do this through the router? If not, can I simply disallow access to Internet Explorer? How would I go about doing this?

Thanks!
~corndog
 

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Hello.

I posted in the Vista section about trouble I am having with updates installing. One person replied that "[b]ecause of the large number of problems in category items that [I] posted, and the corrupted SFC store," before I do anything else, I should post in this forum to make sure my system isn't infected.

To briefly summarize what I posted over there, I can't get some updates to install, and I have some corrupted files (or corrupted something . . . I honestly don't know enough to know what the problem is).

Here is what I got when I ran the dds:


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by admin at 16:00:03.31 on Thu 04/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16830 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.2037.1118 [GMT -5:00]

AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)
FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Answer:Possible malware infection preventing updates

Hello ti2,

I'm not seeing any malware in these logs. You can run an online scan and see if it detects anything lurking about. It can take some time, so please be patient and allow it to run it's full course:

**Vista users - right click on the IE icon and run as administrator

Using Internet Explorer or Firefox, visit http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/par...avwebscan.html

1. Click Accept, when prompted to download and install the program files and database of malware definitions.


2. To optimize scanning time and produce a more sensible report for review:Close any open programs
Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

3. Click Run at the Security prompt. The program will then begin downloading and installing and will also update the database. Please be patient as this can take several minutes.Once the update is complete, click on My Computer under the green Scan bar to the left to start the scan.
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. We only require a report from it.
Do NOT be alarmed by what you see in the report. Many of the finds have likely been quarantined.
Click View scan report at the bottom.



Click the Save as Text button to save the file to your desktop so that you may post it in your next reply

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i keep getting this message. i have already disabled automatic updates through group policy editor.

Answer:updates preventing my computer from shutting down

With this batch script you can automatically close apps not responding at shutdown in windows. Please execute the batch script as a administrator.

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hello everyone,
my sons laptop has acquired a virus. (an acer aspire 5100 on xp)basically it is preventing any windows updates & any security scans. It is clever; for example if i attempt trend micro house call i get blue screen & the pc shuts down immediately. When i reboot it refers to fat32 as follows:
checking file system on c the type of the file system is fat32.

i have current subscription to trend micro internet security for three pc's but can't download due to the virus.
i am not a "power user" but i am capable of starting the the laptop in safe mode & carrying out basic tasks.(but it appears to be stopping that unless i'm doing something wrong with the "f8" key)

how serious is this & is there the idiots guide to a resolution?
thanks for looking bob (uk)
 

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Hello guys, I hope I've posted this in the correct place. I'm only averagely tech minded so I'll try my best

I'm running Windows XP (sp3) and mostly use Chrome browser with IE occasionally.

My Avira Free has refused to net update for over 24hrs, and when I look at Internet Options I see the 'use proxy server' button is checked although I've previously un-checked it. I've managed to download manually from Avira and am currently running a scan with it & Malwarebytes.

I have some log files but I take notice of the warning against posting hijack this logs in this forum.

There are several processes & files that look decidedly fishy to me but am not sure of where/how to proceed. "ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:49717" for example!

I also use Malwarebytes free version & update & scan regularly with this & Avira free AV.

I usually scan any potentially fishy files with AV & MWB before downloading but something's gotten through (could be another user when I've not been here is responsible) or can hardware like a cheap chinese USB hub be responsible?

Answer:malware &/or virus (I think) is preventing AV updates

Welcome joolzLet's run these as I feel you have a rootkit.Many malwares like to change the proxy setting on you.Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Now check if the internet is working again.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.... Read more

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I have a Compaq desktop at home running Windows 7 Home Premium. My girlfriend has a user account on it that she uses from time to time. She sometimes needs to restart the computer. When she tries to do that, many times the shut down screen shows "Install updates and Restart" as the default action. Is there a way to eliminate that option for her account or at least make Restart or Shutdown, without installing updates, the default choice? She is careful about changing the option, but I am concerned she might slip up one time.

I have no desire to upgrade to Windows 10 at this time (Yes, I know the free upgrade offer is supposed to end at the end of June). On my account, I manually go through the list of new available updates and remove any that are related to preparing the computer for Windows 10 or actually downloading and installing it.
 

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What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?
Apparently whoever designed Windows update never considered the possibility of people using small SSD drives that only have a fraction of the space required to run applications. Everything worked under Windows 7, although I did have to do some tweaking to get it to install apps directly to drive E: (my multi-terabyte hard drive). After installing Windows Update, I had to do the same registry tweak to make it install programs on drive E:, and it worked fine the first six weeks or so, but then it started routinely breaking one or two of my applications with each update. The problem was initially tedious to fix, but I eventually got everything working. However, I was not successful at getting Windows to comply with running my Chrome browser from E: I finally relented, and moved as many of the commonly used apps to drive C: (the SSD) and consequently had to set the cache size smaller. Everything was fine for another month or so.
However, beginning sometime in November, Windows updates started failing. It schedules an update, runs the update, reboots my computer, says the update failed, and reboots the computer again, uninstalled the update, and then it works. This was an annoyance, but since it only happened once a month, I put up with it.
Recently however, Windows has started retrying updates every few days, and doesn't bother warning me in advance or asking my permission. It just unceremoniously shuts... Read more

Answer:What can I do to prevent updates from preventing me from using my computer?

In updates, there is a setting to schedule restart, usually 3am. Can you check that setting is enabled?

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Each day i try to go on the internet but I have to use a restore point prior to January 24, 2011 in order for my computer to go online. If I allow the newer Microsoft updates, my computer tells me that I have a connection problem and cannot connect. I am connected with a Netgear ethernet switch. Has anyone else had this?
 

Answer:Windows 7 updates prevent internet access

Maybe you also need to update your network adapter driver?
 

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