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My wife's Windows 7 x64 Toshiba computer has stopped suddenly connecting to the internet.  The wifi monitor in the lower right hand corner of the screen says it is connected to a network and has access to internet.  However, no browser will connect to the internet.  


 


It was working fine and then all of a sudden about 3 days ago it quit working. I have tried various removal services but nothing has worked.  It feels like a virus or malware but I have no idea what it is.  I have had her run logs and here they are.


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You can d/l and transfer the following to sick PC via USB stick or similar media...

 

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

 

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system (32 bit or 64 bit). If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

 

Next,

 

Download Farbar Service Scanner from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-service-scanner/dl/62/ and run it on the computer with the issue.

Make sure the following options are checked:

 


Internet Services
Windows Firewall
System Restore
Security Center/Action Center
Windows Update
Windows Defender

 


Press "Scan".
It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

 

Kevin....

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Greetings.  Thanks for helping me with this.

 

 I know my wife's machine is  windows 7 x64.  However, the FRST64 would not run on her machine.  When I tried to run it on her machine, I got this message "c:\users\EDGE\desktop\frst64.exe is not a valid Win32 application".  So I tried the 32 bit version and I get the same message.  Where should I go from here?

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Do you have a USB memory stick, see if we can run FRST from recovery environment...

 

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool from here:                                                                  

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

save it to a USB flash drive. Ensure to get the correct version for your system, 32 bit or 64 bit

 

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

 

Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

 

If you are using Windows 8 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt Here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-8-recovery-environment-command-prompt/ to enter System Recovery Command prompt.

 

If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options.

 

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

 

Enter System Recovery Options I give two methods, use whichever is convenient for you.

 

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

  • Restart the computer.
  • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
  • Select Your Country as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account an click Next.

 

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:

  • Insert the installation disc.
  • Restart your computer.
  • If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
  • Click Repair your computer.
  • Select Your Country as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account and click Next.

 

On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:

Startup Repair

System Restore

Windows Complete PC Restore

Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

Command Prompt

 

  • Select Command Prompt
  • In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
  • The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
  • Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
  • In the command window type  e:\frst64 or e:\frst depending on your version. Press Enter
    Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
  • The tool will start to run.
  • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.

 

Kevin...

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Create the Widows Defender Offline Tool, I give the instructions to load to a USB flash drive.

 

Download the tool from here :- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline and save to the Desktop.

 

You will have to select the correct version for your system, either 32 or 64 bit

Run the tool, Windows 7 or Vista user right click and select "Run as Administrator"

Read the instructions in the new window and select "Next"

 

WD2.png

 

In the new window accept the agreement:

 

WD2a.png

 

In the new window select your USB Flash Drive, then select "Next"

 

WD3.png

 

In the new window ensure you Flash drive is selected, if not click on "Refresh" then select "Next"

 

WD3a.png

 

In the new window accept the formatting alert by selecting "Next"

 

WD3b.png

 

Files will be Downloaded:

 

WD4.png

 

Files will be processed and created

 

WD5.png

 

Flash drive will be formatted and prepared

 

WD6.png

 

Files will be added to the Flash Drive and the tool will be created.

 

WD7.png

 

The procedure is finished and the Tool created, click on "Finish" to complete.

 

WD8.png

 

Plug the USB into the sick PC and boot up, if it does not boot from the flash drive change the boot options as required,  Use F12 as it boots, change options...

As it boots you`ll see files being loaded and the windows splash screen, eventually the tool will run a "Quick Scan" follow the prompts and deal with what it finds.

When complete do a full scan, deal with what it finds.

When finished, remove the USB stick then press the Esc key to boot into regular windows.

Navigate to the following file:

"C:\Windows\Windows Defender Offline\Support\MPLog-MM/DD/YYYY-HH/MM/SS .txt"

 

Open with notepad and copy and paste it into a reply.

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