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Windows 7: Strange program connections

08 May 2010   #1
wolvenreign

Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10 dual boot
 
 
Strange program connections

Strange ethernet access problem; some programs connect, others don't.
Hey, everyone. I have a dual boot on my desktop, one half Ubuntu Linux and one half Windows 7 (for gaming compatibility). My Ubuntu Linux side has no problems with any and all of it's programs connecting to the internet using auto eth0. On the other hand, my Windows 7 side has a few programs that can connect and others that cannot.

Programs which can connect:
Firefox
osu!
Steam Games
Skype
TeamSpeak 3
Programs which cannot connect:
Google Chrome
Steam Browser
Yahoo Messenger
Dungeons and Dragons Online
Here are my computer specs.

Windows: Microsoft Windows 7 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Memory (RAM): 4096 MB
CPU Info: AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 550 Processor
CPU Speed: 3107.7 MHz
Sound card: Speakers (High Definition Audio
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1) | NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1) | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 1
Screen Resolution: 1680 X 1050 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
CD / DVD Drives: E:SONY DVD RW DRU-V202A
COM Ports: COM1
LPT Ports: NOT Present
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 431.8GB | D: 0.0MB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 103.5GB | D: 0.0MB
USB Controllers: 7 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make: MS-7576
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info:
Time Zone: US Eastern Standard Time
Battery: No Battery (Desktop)
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD 790GX-G65 (MS-7576)

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


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08 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wolvenreign View Post
Strange ethernet access problem; some programs connect, others don't.
Hey, everyone. I have a dual boot on my desktop, one half Ubuntu Linux and one half Windows 7 (for gaming compatibility). My Ubuntu Linux side has no problems with any and all of it's programs connecting to the internet using auto eth0. On the other hand, my Windows 7 side has a few programs that can connect and others that cannot.

Programs which can connect:
Firefox
osu!
Steam Games
Skype
TeamSpeak 3
Programs which cannot connect:
Google Chrome
Steam Browser
Yahoo Messenger
Dungeons and Dragons Online
Here are my computer specs.

Windows: Microsoft Windows 7 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Memory (RAM): 4096 MB
CPU Info: AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 550 Processor
CPU Speed: 3107.7 MHz
Sound card: Speakers (High Definition Audio
Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1) | NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1) | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 1
Screen Resolution: 1680 X 1050 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
CD / DVD Drives: E:SONY DVD RW DRU-V202A
COM Ports: COM1
LPT Ports: NOT Present
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 431.8GB | D: 0.0MB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 103.5GB | D: 0.0MB
USB Controllers: 7 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make: MS-7576
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info:
Time Zone: US Eastern Standard Time
Battery: No Battery (Desktop)
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD 790GX-G65 (MS-7576)

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

What windows firewall and anti virus??
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09 May 2010   #3
wolvenreign

Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10 dual boot
 
 

Avast! Pro (lastest) for both firewall and antivirus.

It's strange since these programs suddenly stopped working, really. They all once worked fine, then all of a sudden, stopped.

Edit: Oh, and they all worked under that firewall as well.
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10 May 2010   #4
wolvenreign

Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10 dual boot
 
 

I've done some troubleshooting with Windows 7's automatic troubleshooting tool, and it says, "The configured proxy server is not responding." I have no recollection of ever setting up a proxy. The problem started rather suddenly as well.
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10 May 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you run a virus scan? Download MBam and see what it reports:

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
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10 May 2010   #6
wolvenreign

Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10 dual boot
 
 

Ah, yes, I just finished those steps. Coincidentally, I did it before you suggested it.

There were a few trojans found. (Strange that Avast! Pro didn't pick them up. Is there something wrong with Avast! Pro, I wonder?) I removed them and restarted Windows 7, but the problem remains, unfortunately. Man, I miss Google Chrome on my Windows side.
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10 May 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

No anti-malware software is 100% perfect. Some find things that others don't and vice versa. Some yield more false positives than others. I scan with a couple and every now and then do an online scan with Trend Micro's Housecall
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10 May 2010   #8
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

i have started to see some strange behaviour dual booting Ubuntu Linux and half Windows 7 , if it's not too long a process I would try running windows 7 without ubuntu installed ?
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10 May 2010   #9
wolvenreign

Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10 dual boot
 
 

Oh, I can't possibly afford to remove my Ubuntu partition. (For anyone who's interested, 10.04 is what I'm currently using since its LTS release, not 9.10.)

Far too much data is stored on my Linux side. Truth be told, I don't trust Windows as a storage medium, especially since EXT4 outdoes NTFS by a mile at the moment. Windows 7 is just a gaming platform for me.

I do also have a problem with the MBR only running the Vista/7 bootmanager, even though I've tried everything to put GRUB back on there. I installed 7 AFTER Ubuntu. But that's probably a story for another thread.
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10 May 2010   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

There were a few trojans found

What were/are the Trojans? Backdoor Trojans are designed to steal personal information such as passwords, credit card numbers, compromise your computer to their advantage.
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