Internet Connectivity Issue After Virus!

January 15, 2011 at 23:07:46
Specs: Windows XP
I had a virus. I got rid of it. My internet is running fine via Firefox, but programs such as WoW, iTunes, Steam, etc. (essentially all programs that require internet connectivity for certain features) are telling me that I am having an internet connectivity issue, or that they can't find the server/proxy server.

How do I fix this problem? I've searched for answers online, but all I can find are answers regarding total internet failure, not failure through web-dependent programs only (of course my browser is doing just fine).

Thanks.


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#2
January 16, 2011 at 21:43:23
Thanks, but these solutions did not fix my problem.

My internet is fine. I'm using it right now. I simply cannot connect to the internet via programs that require online content, such as iTunes, Steam, WoW, StarCraft II, Windows Media Player, etc.. My browser and general internet use has not been messed with.

Any suggestions?


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January 16, 2011 at 22:34:15
I did'nt read the links that I gave you from my database, any links I give you may have a clue/hint of something that will put you on the right track.

Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings, untick > Use a proxy server for your LAN. Click OK twice.

Do a search for the Hosts ( not host ) file & rename to > hosts.txt or hostsold,
If you want to use it again, change it back to what it was.

Proxy and the Windows HOSTS file
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hos...


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#4
January 16, 2011 at 22:39:13
Run ATF Cleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.atribune.org/
http://www.atribune.org/index.php?o...
Forum
http://www.atribune.org/forums/
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browser
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.
This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you have some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a different directory first, or use CCleaner. http://img830.imageshack.us/i/cclea...

Or,

TFC
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
http://www.itxassociates.com/OT-Too...
Please download TFC - Temporary File Cleaner by Old Timer, saving it to your desktop.
* Open the file and close any other windows.
* It will close all programs itself when run, make sure to let it run uninterrupted.
* Click the Start button to begin the process. The program should not take long to finish its job
* Once its finished it should reboot your machine, if not, do this yourself to ensure a complete clean. Win up W7/64.


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