Virus preventing access to internet

August 23, 2010 at 18:19:50
Specs: Windows XP Pro sp3, not sure
Trying to fix a friend's pc. He has XP Pro sp3. Infected with trojan horse generic 18.bwnd
PC 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 log


P.S. hmmm..don't see an attach button

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August 28, 2010 at 16:57:32
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 IE
Under Tools, click Internet Options
Click Connections tab
Click 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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November 8, 2010 at 11:07:39

I have been fighting this for 2 weeks - even to the point of shopping for a new laptop (which I can't really afford). I found IE had the proxy server box checked - I unchecked it and now it works. Firefox had a proxy number that was not 80 so I changed it to 80 and now that works! Chrome works fine now so it must have been picking up the proxy info from IE or FF.

Once again, I cannot Thank You enough!

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January 17, 2011 at 07:01:05
I have just had AVG warn me of a trojan threat and after quarantining it re started my laptop. Now I cant access the net. I'm going to follow the steps above and hope I'm as lucky as L Hayte.

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March 8, 2011 at 10:26:25
Hi, this solution worked but should i take my computer to someone to check if my computer is being hacked or anythings? because it popped up like 20 trojens and telling me i have to pay £50 to have them removed. I ran malwarebytes but that only found 10 that i have now removed. So i think there is another 10 left...

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