My comptuer won't connect to the internet anymore?

December 17, 2011 at 06:40:01
Specs: Windows7
I recently had a virus/spyware that wouldn't let me run any applications so i followed the instructions in this link below and it solved my problem. Now when i try to get on the internet it says "Unable to open webpage." My internet connection is fine and the little icon in the tool bar to check if its conneccted is fine.Anyone know what the problem could be?

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December 17, 2011 at 08:03:17
The link you supplied goes to the Windows 7 Forums home page, not to the instructions you followed. Here's the corrected link:

I assume you did a full virus/malware scan from safe mode & managed to wipe out the infection? You're sure your system is 100% clean?

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December 17, 2011 at 08:11:17

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December 17, 2011 at 08:13:07
yea i did a full scan twice and it is clean. Yesterday, right after the scan i installed a free trial of Avast Anti Virus. Now it wont connect to the net.

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December 17, 2011 at 10:13:30
You never know what the state of the OS is after a virus. You can only sweep what your app can find and they don't find all issues.

Just reload the OS form OEM media. Be sure to use as many best practices as you can to avoid this in the future.

Things like a good security suite, always using standard user accounts, hosts files, using your home router to block ports, careful site selection(no porn sites,no torrents) and others are a good start,

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