Connection refused

June 9, 2011 at 14:50:27
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium dual core
This is a friends computer I'm working on. Not sure what site was visited, but do have and idea.. :-( I've run Spybot and Comodo Antivirus.
In both browsers I get same error message (other is firefox).
Connection refused connecting to ....
Ran Superantispyware - it found more infections (Thanks XPuser4real). The restore to previous date option is only allowed for today, one day after the day of infection. There were several restore points created as I updated the system last week. I saw the host file being copied to (host backup) in that directory...several copies. (Spybot found those).
Still, IE will not connect. When IE starts, I get the long pause, then error message. The address in the URL bar stays correct, I don't believe its a redirect bug. I'll be trying other tools in the meantime. I could use a few suggestions on locating, identifying, or removing this annoyance.

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June 9, 2011 at 15:07:49
i had the same problem tried using spybot search and destroy i cldnt seem to fix the problem eiither . i had to restore the pc

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June 11, 2011 at 08:27:33
I don't believe it. No suggestions other than restore?!?!?

I'm finding what it is not. It's pointing to a Winsock issue at the moment. I'll try addressing that the next time I'm at the PC.

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June 11, 2011 at 08:56:21
probably in that order.



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June 12, 2011 at 08:05:44
I'll give it a go mike.
Thank you!

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June 13, 2011 at 07:19:40
Microsoft had the fix. There is a winsock fix for XP that corrected the issue.
For all those following,

MH (Mad Hatter HAhahahaha)

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