I-Net works only in Safe Mode???

November 28, 2008 at 07:16:19
Specs: Windows XP pro, 2,7 GHz Celeron, 1 GB RAM
I only have decent internet in "Safe Mode With Networking".
When i start Windows XP Pro normally, the internet connection is pretty non-existent. It may open an occasional page or two every hour or so but rest of the time it's like dead.

What could be causing this?

If it is a virus, then it must be messing up my connection in Safe Mode too, am I right?

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November 28, 2008 at 08:45:59
safe mode means a minimum of programs/drivers loaded.

What you describe is a spyware/malware infection. Or your pc is a bot amoung millions on the web.


update and run your spyware checker
update and run your antivirus
do a google search on root kits and bot removers.

Example of Oxymoron:

Person who is pro life and anti sex education.
Education is key to prevention. Prevent conception you prevent abortion.

Abstinence training clearly isn't working.

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November 30, 2008 at 06:17:46
I did all kinds of scans using all kinds of scanners (AdAware, SpyBot, Avast, Symantec AV, etc.)
It's a fresh installation and it was no wonder that there were no any malware/spyware/virus/trojan infections.
It's a clean PC.

Still, my internet connection only works OK in Safe mode with networking.

I stopped most processes, stripped the Windows down to its bones - no result.
It keeps messing up the connection when in normal mode.

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January 1, 2009 at 06:19:46
I have a very similar problem right now. Have you found a solution for this?

My only remaining option is to reinstall the OS.

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January 1, 2009 at 14:36:11
@glutz78: Yes, I have solved it.
I believe a WindowsXP reinstall was what I did.

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