Windows could not detect this networks proxy settings

August 24, 2013 at 14:24:08
Specs: Windows 7
"Windows could not automatically detect this networks proxy settings"
I have no connection, but the laptop says I am connected to modem ( wireless) but also says " no Internet access"
My proxy box is unticked so don't understand.
Also cannot do a restore.

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#1
August 24, 2013 at 15:18:52
Did this just suddenly happen or was it after you did something?

When you say you cannot do a restore, what exactly happens when you try?

Are there any other obvious issues with this computer - just wondering about the possibility of a virus?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
August 24, 2013 at 16:03:59
Clear your host files and check to see if you are using a proxy server. Probably unintentional if you haven't seen it before. Totally agree with Derek on the malicious possibilities.

::mike


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#3
August 24, 2013 at 16:19:27
It says no restore points are available
How do I clear host files and check for proxy?
Sorry but I'm not good at this stuff
Mike

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#4
August 24, 2013 at 16:22:26
Thanks. Please answer the other two questions in #1.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
August 24, 2013 at 16:44:28
Microsoft security essentials shows a clean bill of health.
It happened a couple of days ago seemingly out of the blue.
It is the laptop as my iPad works fine from the modem.
I am in the uk

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#6
August 24, 2013 at 16:56:54
The quickest way to see if Hosts files have anything to do with this is to follow this path:
"Computer > C Drive > Windows > System32 > drivers > etc" (note that etc is the name of a folder). In "etc" you should find a file named Hosts. Rename it to xHosts then restart your computer and see if you problem remains. If so then you can forget hosts files and go back and rename it back to Hosts. If it makes a difference we can take it from there.

Viruses can slip through virus checkers. Try these two freebies:

1. MalwareBytes (often finds and fixes what AV's miss):
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...
Download using the green icon at the top right of the page. Install and run it then let it fix anything it finds.

2. ADWCleaner (removes dodgy addon toolbars that you might not know about):
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
You download and SAVE the file then just double click it. Do the Scan (you can then view the log if you wish, to see what it found). Finally use "Clean" and let it remove all it finds.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#7
August 25, 2013 at 15:39:45
Tried that to no avail
The file was actually named Imhosts.sam, tried changing to hosts & xhosts.

Can't download as It has no Internet connection
It says connected to modem but no Internet access .. And a yellow triangle.


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#8
August 25, 2013 at 16:26:22
OK, hosts found nothing so rename it back if you haven't already.

As for the two programs in my #6 then download them both as Saved files on another computer, then transfer the two files to this computer via a flash drive - anywhere will do so long as you know where to find them.

Double click MalwareBytes download on this computer and see if it will install and run.

Double click ADWCleaner file and it should run without any install being necessary (it is known as a "Stand-Alone" program).

I would like to know if they find anything and whether this has any effect on your issue.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
August 25, 2013 at 16:31:17
Ok just turned in for the night, will get back to you, thanks.

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#10
November 29, 2013 at 22:18:34
Ok so i am having th same issue except my connect bar has a nice red x on it. I have malwarebytes and i had adwcleaner but. I scanned it with malwarebytes and it had malware on it so i deleted it. That and other files and things I've downloaded. I cannot connect to the Internet on my laptop but everything else in the house can. I need help ASAP

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#11
November 30, 2013 at 05:21:31
Arieljoyy

Nobody has been back to this thread since August 26 and few people will notice it.

Start your own new post because it will be on top of the pile and new helpers will then come along - few problems are exactly the same.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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