connected, but no page display

Lenovo
August 28, 2008 at 10:35:24
Specs: XP home, 512

Hello guys,
i have been working on my friend's laptop and can get it to access the internet, sort off.
I tried to get it connected wirelessly and wired, both ways I can ping any web site on DOS and get a normal response, but when I open any browser (I tried IE7 and Safari), they cannot display any page.
I already tried 3 diferent networks (home, work and his house) with the same result. So, no diference with any other router.
I checked the tcp/ip configurations on the internet properties and everything is normal (automactly detecting).
I disabled the firewall, no luck.
I triend to ipconfig release/ renew/ flushdns... nothing
I used Winsock, in a attempt to fix the registries....nope
I reset all the configs on IE, Unistalled and re-installed - nothing
looked on MsConfig for any strange program, disabled most of the startup programs and left the windows process alone, with no results...

Now, the computer had some viruses on it, wich I have been cleaning and it might be the culprit. One thing I noticed is that on the task manager does not show the user name of the running programs.
AND

IT WORKS FINE ON SAFE MODE, WIRED AND WIRELESS!!!

Ok, my guess is that is a virus/ spyware/ monsterware :). But if any of you guys recognise the problem and can give a hint and some help, will be greatly apreciated and will save some work.

Thanks and I hope I was clear enough with my explanation


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#1
August 28, 2008 at 11:27:42

If it works ok in safemode then it is being blocked either by some antispy program or the spyprogram itself....You might also want to search the hosts file and see what might be listed in there. Some programs install a hosts file to block unwanted websites.

I would run all the anti virus /anti spyware programs in safe mode to find and remove any bad things!

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#2
August 28, 2008 at 12:53:30

No luck yet.
I used the antivirus (Avast) and a some Antispyware (Spybot, Spyware doctor and Spyware sweeper)and found some more crap. Still, the browsers cannot connect.
How can I check the Hosts files?

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#3
August 28, 2008 at 12:58:41

by the way, I cannot access the router trough the browser either. I tried type 192.168.2.1 on the address bar, with no success. It works when I ping on DOS....

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#4
August 28, 2008 at 13:45:02

repair the TCP/IP stack. open a command prompt and use the following command:

netsh int ip reset

then flush the DNS cache again and restart the computer.

note: if you're using manually assigned TCP/IP settings, you'll have to restore them upon reboot.


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#5
August 28, 2008 at 16:15:37

The hosts file location is normally
C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

But can be changed to another location by the admin.

Hosts files are really pretty simple and should only be modified by note pad or some other editing program.

Notes are sometimes posted in hosts files but are for informational only. These are designated by an # sign in front of the note.
The actual hosts file has nothing in front of it and are one line long..ususally a web address/url that is installed by a security program.

Here is a tutorial:

http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Artic...

To honest, I am not sure as to whether the host file is loaded automatically or acts as a driver file and can be stopped during safemode....never really got into it...anyway in most hosts files there should be only one line that is actually used:

127.0.0.1 localhost

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He has never had to fight for his Freedom
He is only good at enjoying it!

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