Why can't I connect to any search engines???

Discussion in 'Software for Windows' started by JJ650, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. JJ650

    JJ650 Administrator
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    THis may sound odd, but every search engine site (Google,yahoo,altavista, etc.) that I try to connect to times out! EVERY single time. I know my connection is up and running (otherwise I would not be able to ask the question here), and any other site I try comes up just fine. I can connect to my email server and access it and send receive emails.

    Even stranger is that fact that my laptop is able to connect to these sites without a hitch. It shares the same cable modem via a router. I have not made any changes to my internet setup and any changes on the laptop. This problem is new. Started happening around Thursayd afternoon I guess. I figured it was just the site down. 2 days later it's still happening and the other comp can access those sites without a hitch.

    Has anyone else ran into this sort of problem? It really is frusturating.
     
  2. kt

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    Google is your friend.. oh wait a minute.. :D

    I think this the core of your problem:

    Qhosts-1 trojan

    In case you can't get to that site, here's the removal instructions:

    Manual Removal Instructions

    1. Apply the MS03-040 patch

    2. Delete the following files:

    %WinDir%\Help\hosts
    %WinDir%\winlog

    3. Set the following registry key value (Information on editing registry keys ):
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\
    Tcpip\Parameters "DataBasePath" = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc

    4. Delete the following registry key value (Information on deleting registry keys ):
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\
    Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\windows "r0x"

    5. Reconfigure your DNS server settings as desired

    6. Reconfigure your Internet Explorer settings as desired

     
  3. JJ650

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    WOOT! Thanks KT. That did the trick. You might want to stick a "reboot the system" in there somewhere when someone else needs help again. I slapped myself after about the 10th time trying and it still didn't work. "STUPID! REBOOT!!"

    After that, it works fine now. Thanks man! You rock! :D
     
  4. kt

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    Yeah..although reboot is not required, it's recommended.

    If you're on a DHCP enabled network, renewing your DHCP lease would've done the trick.
     
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