No internet after virus removal

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
June 9, 2010 at 08:41:00
Specs: Windows XP
Greetings,
I recently had a terrible virus (the fake security center) that shut down my internet and a majority of programs. I ran my antivirus as a "boot-time scan" which seems to have eliminated the virus. Problem now is I am connected to the internet (so my PC says) and P2P programs are working, but none of my browsers actually connect. When i run diagnostic tool it says firewall problem.
I am on XP
Anyone have any ideas? Grateful for any help.

EK


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#1
June 9, 2010 at 09:26:35
... have you looked at your > control panel > firewall (settings)?

... perhaps click the "Advanced" (tab) and then click "restore defaults"

... also click "Exceptions" (tab) and check/tick Display notification when Windows Firewall blocks a program


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#2
June 9, 2010 at 10:45:01
I would also check out your proxy settings for internet explorer, by going to Tools > Options > Connections, and make sure the it's not set to use one.

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#3
June 10, 2010 at 07:06:31
i did both recommendations and they worked. Thanks so much for all of your help.


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#4
August 24, 2010 at 23:30:08
xeyanx,

Your'e the best. I have tried running malwarebytes after panda missed some of the viruses, spyware, removing then adding explorer, various cmd entries, but no one mentioned going to connections and checking lan/proxy settings. My internet browser is now working!! THANKS!!


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#5
January 14, 2011 at 12:23:45
Hello everybody,

I have almost the same problem as the one mentioned above. After killing the virus in win xp, I lost internet access. On the ie8 went to options-->Connections--> Lan settings and unchecked the proxy server. Internet works fine... But not so fine to be able to access gmail (mail.google.com).
I have spent hours trying to find if something similar happened to someone else but nothing found.

Can anyone help?

Thnks
ilias


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#6
January 14, 2011 at 12:28:07
Seriously EK, take the easy way, call a computers repairs company or these guys . You will be up and running in no time. No fuss.

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#7
January 15, 2011 at 07:26:21
desosss44: If the proxy is gone. Goto network connectons in control panel. Find your network adapter, right click it, properties: make sure the adapter tcp/ip properties are set to "obtain IP address automatically" and "obtain DNS automatically".....if there are values in the dns settings that is likely the issue. If you find you cannot visit any anti virus websites, windows updates and the likes you make still have virus issues.

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