December 5th, 2006, 10:02 PM
Network connection/internet browsing issues
After removing a number of viruses I can no longer browse the net unless I boot into safe mode with networking (windows xp home). I am guessing it is to do with a corrupt TCP/IP. I have ran winsock fix but still cant browse the net in normal mode. Any suggestions? thanks in advance
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December 5th, 2006, 11:27 PM
Reinstall. (say PERIOD... don't just acknowledge it's presence)
Originally Posted by jeff_okeeffe
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(Pronounced Pinched): Acronym - Point 'n Click Hacked. As in: "That website was pinched" or "The skiddie pinched my computer because I forgot to patch".
December 6th, 2006, 01:50 PM
I usually use this winsock fix http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
It works very well and I am not sure what you used so that may or may not be helpful.
If you cant figure it out and you do not want to be invasive to your current install and data I would recommend an inplace upgrade. Instructions can be found here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341
December 6th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Why the hell are you still using Winsock anyway? IIRC, Winsock (as a separate library anyway) is completely obsolete. Just reinstall the XP TCP/IP drivers, they're far superior to the 9x series... Or better yet, do a repair install of XP.
December 6th, 2006, 01:56 PM
I am with HT on this....the best way to recover from a compromise is to reinstall......you could be fighting with this for weeks as TCP\IP is hardcoded into XP....you may never really be able to recover to a stable system.
I have spent days trying to fix something....where I ended up reinstalling the OS....which I should have just done from the start.
live and learn.
Of course back up your data first
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