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Hi, I'm new here, been searching all over the internet (from work) to find out what is wrong with my computer. I've come to learn more about computers than I ever thought I would need to know.

Anyway, on 5/1/10, my desktop computer was working fine and I left it on sitting there alone for a couple of hours and when I got back to it it had gone black. I eventually managed to get it to start up but had lost the internet connection. I get the "limited or no connectivty". I cannot renew my IP address. I've tried everything.

Looked at the event log for 5/1 the very first error at 2:16pm (when I was not at the computer) is TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts".


The SmartLinkService has reported an invalid current state 0.


Application popup: Security Warning: Application cannot be executed. The file avwsc.exe is infected.

Application popup: Security Warning: Application cannot be executed. The file wscntfy.exe is infected.


The DHCP ClientService depends on the NetBIOS over Tcpip service which failed to start because of the following error: The device attached to the system is not functioning.


The DNS Client Service depends on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service which failed to start because of the following error: The device attached to the system is not functioning.

So...I have since tried a lot of things. Doing cmd nbtstat -R givmes me this error: Failed to access NetBT driver--NetBT may not be loaded.

In the device manager NetBios over Tcpip is not shown in Hidden Devices.

I also did a FULL scan with Malware Bytes and it did find a lot of adware and trojan Fraudpack. I removed them but when I scanned again yesterday there were 5 adware and 2 infections, one of which was Fraudpack. Not too long ago I also had the internet security 2010 virus. I thought I had managed to get that removed from the computer. This was about a month ago.

I'm running Windows XP Service Pack 3. I connect to the internet via cable modem, ethernet adapter connected directly from the modem to the computer.

I am unable to download anything since I can't connect to the internet.

Can you tell if my problems connecting to the internet are caused by an infection and if so, how do I remove the problem??? Thanks

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Hello shellos8, :):)

sounds like you still have something running on your computer that is causing your issues.

Please read the following so that you can begin the cleaning process:

We don't work on Malware removal in the general forums.

Please read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic here.

One of the expert helpers there will give you one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.

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If you are unable to do all or any of the steps in the link to the directions above, just post your problem into the forum I gave you a link to anyway and someone will be able to assist you.

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Thank you :)

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