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Windows 7: DNS keeps on switching back to manual

02 Apr 2013   #11
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by calccrypto View Post
Im afraid that link was not useful. It tells me to change the IPV4 DNS to "obtain automatically". that is why im asking for a solution. i change it and a few hours/days later, it changes back to the specific DNS ip address. there was a link on that page, but it was broken

and yes, it prevents me from connecting to the internet, since most non-college routers dont reach into the center of campus, where i would connect to it
Like I said, it's either a virus redirecting your DNS or you may have some factory bloatware causing the problem in which case the bloatware needs to be removed.

Running a virus scan would be my first option, malware bytes is a good place to start.
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
Also if it is a virus that is redirecting you. You should check your host file. Anti Virus programs don't check this.

-Start
-Computer
-C: drive
-Windows
-System32
-Drivers
-Etc
-host (open with notepad and post a screen shot.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Apr 2013   #12
calccrypto

7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

malwarebytes said everything's fine

and the hosts file looks ok, i think

Quote:
# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
10.254.254.253 AFS
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03 Apr 2013   #13
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ok that last line of the host file doesn't look like right. Theres no name with it. Trying deleting it and saving it
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