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So i got this virus last night. I dont know how i got it but it attacked fast. At first it didn't seem like a very serious virus, but after it started closing down programs and whatnot, i realized it was a big one. It eventually made my computer blue screen, and then attempted to reboot my computer using the AV security system. i did an immediate emergency power off (holding the power button) and rebooted it into safemode.

Now, prior to this, my internet worked fine until the virus closed it down. I still had connection atleast, i just could'nt open the program. So after I ran my computer in safe mode, i ran super-anti spyware and malwarebytes anti-malware and deleted the virus(es). I ran the virus scans multiple times after rebooting to double and tripple check if the viruses were gone, and they were.

However, when i went to go back on the internet, it didn't work. My connection said "Limited Connectivity" and when i checked the status of it, it was stuck at "identifying". I did some research and come across people saying it could have been my proxy server, so i went into firefox and fixed that. it was still off in IE however, so there was nothing to change for that browser. This ended up not solving the problem.

THEN i read that it changes your HOSTS file, so i went in and did that. Because i was browsing on my phone, i couldnt copy the print in the file, so i entered it in manually exactly as it appeared. That didn't work.

I really don't know what else to do. My internet doesn't work in safemode with networking either. I could download combofix and whatnot on this computer and put it onto a usb and load it on the troubled computer, but i don't see what good that will do because the virus is gone. i just can't connect to the damn internet.

I would REALLY appreciate some advice as to how to get my internet to start working again. And I could really use it asap as i use my laptop for school.

so to recap:

I got the virus

deleted the virus

rebooted computer

internet didn't work in normal or safemode with networking

stumped on what to do

P.S.... i REAAAALLLLY hate viruses. I don't know why but i've been getting hit with these viruses the past few nights, but i was able to get rid of them. this one put up a much tougher fight however.

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Hello Mattd240: :welcome:

It is likely your system is still infected, here are the steps needed to get your computer cleaned:

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I don't think its infected anymore. I think the virus just changed some settings of my internet, but idk what that would be. I cant get internet access on it, so even if I used one of the combofix type tools, I wouldn't be able to post the information. Is there any other way I could be helped without having to post that stuff?

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