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Windows 7: Only FireFox (and a handful of other programs) can connect!

30 Jun 2013   #81
VinMahin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Download MiniToolBox

Click on the link MiniToolBox to download

Drag the MiniToolbox.exe from the Downloads to the Desktop

Place a check next to
  • Flush DNS
  • Report FF proxy settings
  • List IP Configuration


and click on the Go button . Upload the Result.txt file

Nice find! This is a useful program. I've attached the results.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
I've read this thread and learned much stuff. However, I'm in total awe how much you two went through and there are no solutions yet... :\
It's been good times =)




Attached Files
File Type: txt Result.txt (9.0 KB, 5 views)
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30 Jun 2013   #82
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Lets see something

  • Open Network Connections by clicking the button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type adapter, and then, under Network and Sharing Center, click View network connections.

  • Right-click the Wireless connection and then click Properties. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  • Click the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click Properties
Let me know which setting has a dot


Obtain DNS server address automatically

Or

Use the following DNS server addresses
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30 Jun 2013   #83
VinMahin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Obtain DNS server address automatically is selected.


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Only FireFox (and a handful of other programs) can connect!-dnsssettings.jpg  
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03 Jul 2013   #84
VinMahin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

So I guess I'll format since it seems no other options are available. Any advice?
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03 Jul 2013   #85
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Take a look at the tutorial below

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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03 Jul 2013   #86
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Now if this was me I would have suggested the reinstall after the very first page. I know a dead end when I see one.

Way to stick with it though VistaKing, you have more patience than I do.
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03 Jul 2013   #87
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I only reformat if I really have to . That is my last resort .
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03 Jul 2013   #88
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
I only reformat if I really have to . That is my last resort .
I agree but at a certain point it becomes much easier and faster to restore the system rather than trying to fix a system that has been plagued with viruses. Virus evasion = never to be trusted again.

The problem with this networking section is that fully 90 percent of these messed up machines have already been compromised. They only come in here when it's so bad that they can't even get online any more.
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03 Jul 2013   #89
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
I only reformat if I really have to . That is my last resort .
I agree but at a certain point it becomes much easier and faster to restore the system rather than trying to fix a system that has been plagued with viruses. Virus evasion = never to be trusted again.

The problem with this networking section is that fully 90 percent of these messed up machines have already been compromised. They only come in here when it's so bad that they can't even get online any more.
I agree 100% ... you eventually reach the point of diminishing returns, and then its time to bite the bullet and either restore a system image ( if you have made one ) or do a fresh install. Forensics can be fun, but in the end, what the OP wants is a stable system, and spending 20 minutes on a fresh install, beats 3 days of bug hunting!
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03 Jul 2013   #90
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Re-installing the OS is probably best/faster... sometimes, the desire to know what is wrong (and/or learn stuff) makes people spend days/weeks/months trying lots of "fixes". It is up to you if you want to try more things.

The tools that VistaKing has had you use generate some info in files, but I cannot always tell what command and switches were used to generate the output file. The file that you attached to post #81 seems to indicate that the computer has a problem performing NSLOOKUP operations; but the author of that minitoolbox app states:
Code:
DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.1.254

DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
That output quoted above appears to be from a failed NSLOOKUP query.

That same file from post #81 shows a successful ping to yahoo.com. I would interpret that to mean that DNS is working. The computer was able to ask a DNS server what the IP address is for yahoo.com. And you have manually pinged websites that showed DNS to be working.

You might try this tool:
I receive the message that my ESET installation ended prematurely - ESET Knowledgebase
It is meant to repair a long list of stuff that infections can damage.

And while I've read every post in this thread a few days back, I do not recall everything that you have tried. Have you tried surfing to websites using IE while in the safe mode with networking.

In your original post, I seem to recall that you said something like "running an sfc scan returned no results". Hopefully, the SFC scan did return results and those results were that there were no integrity violations found.

You might also want to make a new user profile and see if you can surf normally with IE from there.

And you might want to try a clean boot:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Mind if I ask why you have National Instruments software on this computer? Is this computer on a university network? The 128 IP address mentioned in post 19 seems to be assigned to a university.
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