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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2010, 11:31:49 PM »
I've done all I can to remove IE, cause I don't like using it; I use Firefox version 3.6. I can't find a way to get rid of IE completely though, so should I update it for security reasons?
« Last Edit: February 25, 2010, 12:42:47 AM by Gmanbo »

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2010, 02:29:48 AM »
Well, I do have somewhat good news; I haven't seen the firewall turn itself off since the malwarebytes, but it didn't happen too often, so it may be still there, I'm going to keep an eye out for it. One thing about it I forgot to mention, is that it would turn back on by itself too. Could it have been/be avast! turning it off the scan the computer, or possibly updating or something?

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2010, 02:49:20 AM »
You can't remove IE because it is built in with Windows. Removing IE8 will only revert back to the old version.

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2010, 03:41:53 AM »
But should I install IE8 to keep it updated even though I don't use it?

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2010, 01:24:29 PM »
But should I install IE8 to keep it updated even though I don't use it?
Windows Update will do it for you...
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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2010, 08:37:13 PM »
Well, it said it was IE 7, so I installed it myself to be safe.

Since this could have to do with the failed connections, I'm wondering if I should keep Spybot-search and destroy on my system, or if I should remove it's "immunizations" and get something else?

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2010, 08:53:59 PM »
IE is integral to windows - if you try to remove it you may break windows

Could you let me know what the exact problem with the connections is - and does it affect IE, FF or both 

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2010, 09:02:05 PM »
Crap, sadly I already tried to do that, derp.... I reinstalled IE 8, so I hope that will help, but unfortunatlely I can't find any exe unless I search application data... Damn my stupidity. I did get updates doing it that way.

but on the Firefox topic: at times when trying to go to a webpage, I simply get "Connection timed out" or "Connection was reset" a lot of the time. Refreshing it usually fixes it though. I don't really use IE, so I wouldn't know about that. Do you think It'll be fine since IE8 is reinstalled, or should I take further action to fix it? I no longer find it in my "remove programs" list, yet I downloaded and installed it, then updated it. Man I feel stupid now...
« Last Edit: February 25, 2010, 09:12:46 PM by Gmanbo »

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2010, 09:16:50 PM »
There are a few ways around this - first check the veracity of your files and then flush the DNS

From the Start menu, select Run.
In the Open field, type sfc /scannow (Note: There is a space between sfc and /scannow)
Select the OK button.
Follow the prompts throughout the System File Checker process.
Reboot the computer when System File Checker completes.


THEN

Lets check some settings on your system:
  • Enter your Control Panel and double-click on Network Connections
  • Then right click on your Default Connection
    • Usually Local Area Connection for Cable and DSL, or AOL Connection.
  • Left click on Properties
  • Double-Click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item
  • Select the radio dial that says Obtain DNS Servers Automatically
  • Press OK twice to get out of the properties screen
  • Restart the computer

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Go to Start->Run->Type CMD and click Ok. The MSDOS Window will be displayed. At the command prompt, type the following and press Enter after each line:

ipconfig /flushdns (The space between g and / is needed)
regsvr32 netshell.dll
regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 netman.dll

Exit

Restart the computer.

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2010, 09:44:09 PM »
Well, it asked me to insert an xp professional disk, but I don't have it :-[, this computer was somewhat of a handmedown, so I can't find the disks. I haven't restarted, since all I did was hit "Cancel" about 15 times, because of the lack of cd needed. What should I do? Continue with the steps like normal?


EDIT: Oh hey, IE8 is on the add/remove list now; should I still go through these steps since it prompted for the cd a few times and I can't find an exe anywhere but the application data?

Thanks a ton for all the help so far.  :-*
« Last Edit: February 25, 2010, 10:11:35 PM by Gmanbo »

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2010, 11:09:44 PM »
Yes please - does it state which files it needs as these are the ones that sfc has found problems with

Gmanbo

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2010, 11:12:08 PM »
It just says it needs the cd for dll files. Going through the other steps after filechecker now.

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2010, 11:25:32 PM »
Putting the commands in prompt made the computer freeze on startup, and I had to restart windows with the last working settings. What should I do now?
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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2010, 11:36:46 PM »
We may have to do a repair to windows - can you borrow a disk ?

It may be that one of the net dll's is broken as shown by the freeze

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Re: Gmanbo fix
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2010, 11:41:18 PM »
Well.... I can ask around, but mine is media center edition, which may cause some complications. The prompt said all of the commands were successful, if that means anything.

Then again, the filechecker asked for xp professional disks. I'll try to find someone with xp disks. Does this mean i'm going to have to do a clean installation of windows xp?  :(


Also, I have to go to work at this point, and I won't be back for several hours, and by then in your timezone, it will likely be past midnight. Sorry, but I'll follow the instructions from you when I come back and see.