On Wed, 7 Jan 2009 22:39:01 -0800, etr wrote:
> I can access the internet in safe mode. Disabling services or startups is not
> solving the problem. I was also able to access the internet using firefox. (I
> removed firefox in an attempt to solve the IE 7 issue.)
1.Clear the (IE) temporary Internet files and the history cache.
Click 'Start' and then click 'Run'... then type (or copy/paste)
"inetcpl.cpl" (w/out quotation marks) into the box, then click the 'OK'
In Internet Properties panel 'General' tab, under 'Browsing history', click
'Delete...'button, in 'Delete Browsing History' panel, click the 'Delete
all...' button then place a checkmark into the box beside 'Also delete
files and settings stored by add-ons', Click 'Yes' and exit the Internet
Properties panel by clicking the 'OK' button.
Delete files using Disk Cleanup (if on Vista)
Malwarebytesę Corporation - Anti-Malware
SuperAntispyware - Free
Kaspersky« Virus Removal Tool
Dr.Web CureIt!« Utility - FREE
a-squared Free or a-squared Command Line Scanner
BitDefender10 Free Edition (*NOT FOR VISTA*)
The above mentioned applications are not capable for real-time protection
of your computer; They are on-demand scanners.
Kaspersky« Virus Removal Tool, Dr.Web CureIt!« have no update feature (so
they don't turn into full blown scanners). As soon as your computer is
cleaned you are supposed to remove these tools from your operating system
and revert back to your (updated) resident (real-time) AV application.
Re: Kaspersky« Virus Removal Tool; To uninstall/move this program 'enable
self-defense' must be unchecked!
BitDefender10 Free Edition, a-squared Free or a-squared Command Line
Scanner and the free version of Malwarebytesę and SuperAntispyware have an
update feature; Keep the latter two (2) installed in addtion to your
resident AV/A-S applications and scan frequently.
To scan your computer with the most up-to-date Kaspersky« AVPTool and
Dr.Web CureIT!« virus databases next time you should download new
Kaspersky« AVPTool and Dr.Web CureIt!« packages.
4.Download and execute HiJack This! (HJT)
Please, do not post HJT logs to this newsgroup.
Fora where you can get expert advice for HiJack This! (HJT) logs.
Registration is required in any of the above mentioned fora before posting
a HJT log and read the 'stickies' (instructions/guidelines) for the
respective HJT forum.
5.Routinely practice Safe-Hex.
How to optimize or reset Internet Explorer 7
Applies to: Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)
Read: "What you must know"
Applies to: Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP and
Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
CCleaner - Free
Cleans temporary internet files, cookies, history, recent urls, application
MRUs, etc. ...
If Windows Defender is utilized go to Applications, under Utilities uncheck
"Windows Defender" (so it won't delete the history of WD).
If you wish, click 'Options' button the 'Settings' [check] 'Run CCleaner
when the computer starts'.
Setup CCleaner to Automatically Run Each Night in Vista or XP