sharing router cause our PC to get virus?

December 17, 2009 at 17:58:50
Specs: Windows XP
Okay everyone reading I am illiterate when it comes to computers.
Recently my boyfriends son started bringing his PC over to our house on his visitation weekends. Since then I've had issues with such things as doing a simple google search. I'll get an error message and get booted out or booted out of a web page.
Can sharing the router with his PC cause our computer to get a virus?

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December 19, 2009 at 19:51:13
In the past we have had to reset routers to stop redirect problems, the problem was a dns changer virus. You should be able to do a google search on how to reset your router.

Please run RSIT.exe by random/random and post its logs.

Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from the following link and save it to your desktop.


1. Double click on RSIT.exe to launch program.
2.(Vista Users Only) Right click on the RSIT.exe icon and select "Run as Administrator" to run the program.
3. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
4. Your firewall may alert you that RSIT is requesting Internet access. Please allow it.
5.Once it has finished, two logs will open: log.txt<-- this will be maximized and info.txt<-- this will be minimized. Both logs will be located at C:\RSIT.exe.

Please post the contents of both logs (in separate post) in your next reply. It may take 3 to 4 post to get the entire log to us.

Download Gmer.exe from the following link.


1. Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
2. Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
3. Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
4. Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.
5. GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
6. If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your NO.
7. Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
8. When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
9. Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
•Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.

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