laptop switches to become access point.

Hewlett-packard 500
October 3, 2009 at 22:34:31
Specs: Windows XP
ive only been having this problem for the past 24hrs. my laptop after a few hrs of use cant seem to connect to the net anymore. and on the network icon it says access point. so somehow my laptop turns into an access point on its own. what's going on? how do i reverse this? its causing a lot of problems :( i'm using a linksys modem as a router as well. the main connection is on the family pc. all other wireless device connecting from it are fine as is the pc. its just mine.

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#1
October 4, 2009 at 11:16:17
You can try a System Restore to a day before this problem started. It will restore the System Registry to the way it was on that date.

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#2
October 4, 2009 at 11:58:45
there's something called gxhxjanj that's been added to my firewall list. i've deleted it from the list and even from every registry entry i can find but when i restart the laptop it keeps coming back. i thnk that's what's causing the problem. i google it but cant find anything related to it.

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#3
October 4, 2009 at 12:31:42
I googled too and couldn't find anything on gxhxjanj

You may have some kind of spyware or virus or malware that randomly generated such filename. If system restore doesn't help have you done any scan for spyware & virus?

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#4
October 5, 2009 at 01:25:58
secret1823, I agree with User. Sounds like a worm/trojan to me. Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware can do the job and you can get it free @:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so it doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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