why cant i connect to the internet on my lap

December 21, 2010 at 16:10:13
Specs: Windows XP
i had a virus on my lap top which I believe is still there, an it guy was able to get by it but told me to go the the internet Microsoft security essentials. my laptop will not connect to WI fi say the proxy can not be detected what do i do?

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December 21, 2010 at 16:52:38
Using a different PC you could download it from here

Then use a USB stick or similar to copy across to your infected PC and install it there.

See if this helps for your Wi Fi proxy problem:

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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December 21, 2010 at 17:43:17
After using MS SE, run Malwarebytes (free version) also just to be sure.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
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December 22, 2010 at 17:15:12
just open IE, click on tools/internet options/connections/Lan settings and uncheck use proxy server. Close IE and reopen it to see if you can get online.

Also the winsock could be damaged. Google for xp winsockfix and run that.

I wouldn't recommend MSE as it is pretty limited, I find Avast Free a much better real-time and overall protection.

If you had McAfee be sure to run the McAfee uninstaller from the website to remove all registry items. If you had Norton, do the same from their website.
If you don't clean out those from the registry no other AV will work properly for you.

Just using the uninstall on the PC will NOT remove the regsitry items.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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