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Windows 7: Browsers working in safe mode with networking but not in normal mode

01 Apr 2014   #31
Kavitha ms

windows 7 Professional 32bit
Problem got solved :)

Hi all,

Thanks a lot for helping me. My computer is working normally now.
There was virus called "sality" in my pc which was the reason for all these problems. Now, everything is working smoothly after removing it using "sality killer" :)
Thank you so much everyone :) I'm so grateful to you for your helps and tips :)
Thank you sevenforums :)

-- Kavitha Melarcode Seetharaman --

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01 Apr 2014   #32

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Glad you got it fixed,
Where did you download this "Sality killer" ?
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27 Oct 2015   #33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Corrupted DNS API

I just solved this problem after a lucky circumstance: a program that tried to update itself raised the error "DNSAPI.dll failing call".

The two browsers failed in normal mode while they worked as expected in safe mode.

netsh or sfc /scannow commands never solved that, neither antivirus, antimalware, spy detectors etc...
Using a selective start (via msconfig.exe) to be closest as possible to the safe boot (means starting only the same services and applications) neither solved.

Chrome displayed "DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN" error while IE did not help.
I could not imagine a DNS API problem while I thought that a corrupted dll should show the same issue in normal and safe mode... however this api was really gulty !

To solve I renamed dnsapi.dll in both system32 and syswow64 folders, downloaded a 64-bit dll for system32 and a 32-bit one for syswow64.
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