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Spyware changed my proxy settings now my global settings are messed up

Q: Spyware changed my proxy settings now my global settings are messed up

I had a virus or spyware that I resolved. Sorta.. It changed my global proxy settings I since then changed internet explorer and firefox back but the GLOBAL settings are still jacked cuz programs like windows update and msn messanger can not connect now due to this ...alkjshdfoehjwqofaw how do I fix this pls help!!!!

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A: Spyware changed my proxy settings now my global settings are messed up

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Hello hello!
Well i'm guessing like most spyware attacks, I dont really know what happened!
Suddenly a load of pop-ups, and then everything I tried to open said it couldn't be opened as it was infected, and firefox said the proxy settings are incorrect.. so i've restarted into safemode with networking and changed my proxy settings to not using a proxy so my firefox is able to load up webpages.. (internet explorer isn't though)

I've downloaded GMER.EXE like it's written, but i've hit a speed bump before the programs even loaded..
it says "C:\windows\system32\config\system: The system cannot find the file specified"

I have found a path similar, in c:\windows\system\config\system

i've attached the logs from that DDS program..

Not really sure what else to do at the minute!
Thanks a lot in advance!

Here's the DDS.txt log

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64 NETWORK
Run by ADAM! at 2:46:29.14 on 13/09/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.3032.2119 [GMT 1:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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A:Spyware changed my proxy settings

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Save it to your desktop. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware may require a reboot to complete removals. After a reboot, if required, post that saved log in your next reply.


Download OTL to your desktop.

Right click on the icon and select Run As Administrator to start the tool.Click Run Scan and let the program run uninterrupted.
When the scan is complete, two text files will be created, OTL.Txt <- this one will be opened in Notepad and Extras.txt, on Desktop.
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of OTL.Txt and the Extras.txt in your next reply.

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This morning I found myself unable to access any https sites. I tracked the problem down to the fact that somehow my network settings had been changed to connect via a proxy. Once I deselected this option, I was able to connect again without any problems. I have been advised by the technical support desk at my ISP that this is often caused by malware, and that it means that the offenders can potentially skim important log-in information. I have done a series of scans, but I am unable to tell if the results show anything significant or not.
I have run full scans using Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials, Hitman Pro and ADWCleaner.
Malwarebytes reported no malware but one PUP - PUP.Optional.Spigot
Microsoft Security Essentials and Hitman Pro reported no threats.
The ADWCleaner log is posted below. 
Is anyone able to tell me if I am likely to have been compromised in any way, and if there is any further action I should take?
I run Windows 7 64 Home Premium. My security setup is Malwarebytes Home Premium, Microsoft Security Essentials, Hitman Pro (paid version), Windows Firewall.
# AdwCleaner v5.108 - Logfile created 01/04/2016 at 11:06:22
# Updated 30/03/2016 by Xplode
# Database : 2016-03-30.1 [Server]
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (x64)
# Username : Chris - CHRIS-PC
# Running from : C:\Users\Chris\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Clean
# Support : http://toolslib.net/forum
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A:Proxy settings changed, not by me

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Hello everyone,
I have this problem for a week now: my proxy settings in Internet Explorer/Chrome keep being changed to HTTP: Port 38365, with the following exceptions ; *origin.com; *ea.com; *akamaihd.net. Thus i have no access with these browsers as they try to use a non existent proxy. Firefox is fine though, I am currently using it to write this.
When I change this settings, as soon as I close the parameter window they are switched back to their previous state. I did notice in the register the following keys
ProxyOverride REG_SZ <local>;*origin.com;*ea.com;*akamaihd.net
ProxyServer    REG_SZ http=
I know that the problem is the same as several other users:
However I did not find in these threads an answer to my issue.
I would appreciate any help!
Here are my DDS logs:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Ambre at 20:03:06 on 2014-11-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.33.1033.18.8068.5585 [GMT -5:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! An... Read more

A:IE and Chrome Proxy settings keep being changed

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I have been having numerous problems with this machine (and another desktop). Something keeps changing my Internet options to "use proxy server" In the Options tool menu. I am also getting script error warnings now on IE. I had to make IE my default browser today because I couldn't see some of the buttons on the forum pages that I follow. I.E. "comment", "quote" etc. while having Firefox set as my default browser. I usually use Firefox. I had problems last week and Mozilla recommended a "beta" version 34 but that didn't fix the issues. I also paid for and activated Malwarebytes Pro and it found problems on multiple scans on this machine after restarts.
I just installed a brand new hard drive in the problematic desktop too.
Running IE 11.
Can't even find the search window in IE 11 (it's MIA). Can't set my default search engine which has always been Google.

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Hello all,

I would very much appreciate an answer to ease my anxiety. To be able to watch a basketball game on a foreign tv channel on-line, I was advised (on a fan forum) to connect to some member's computer since the tv site only allowed people who lived in that country to connect to the site and observe the game. I normally use Firefox but the directions were for Internet Explorer. I connected ("use a Proxy server for your lan" - entered the given address and port numbers), watched the game and ... forgot to change the LAN settings back to what they previously were. In fact, I turned off the internet explorer and was using firefox for 1.5 days before I remembered to change the settings on IE. I have a wireless connection and it was on all this time. My question is: could this member whose proxy I was using (or anyone else) access the content of my computer? If so, is there a way to check? Should I worry about viruses? I have a firewall etc. Thank you very much for your help!

A:Changed LAN settings to use a different proxy server: is it safe?


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Hi, I have been struggling with this issue for the past two days. I do not want to reset my computer. Ever since two days ago, my internet browsers (google chrome and IE- which I never use) have been nonfunctional. It says "unable to connect to the proxy server" and when I tried unchecking the box and hitting "OK", it automatically reselects the box. 
I have tried running several anti-malware devices such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and AdwareCleaner. MBAM has given me a lot of PUP.optionals that I have quarantined, however; when I run AdwareCleaner it shows that YTDownloader and OneSoftPerDay, etc. has been detected and deleted, but after the restart it still shows they are there if I run Adwcleaner.
Please help. 

A:Proxy Settings Automatically Changed.. Virus?

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Firefox, Steam, Filezilla, Skype all work.
IE, Chrome, Evernote and others all dont.

Windows Network Diagnostic tool says:
Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings

Chrome Says:
Error 137 (net::ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED): Unknown error.

Its not a virus or malware, its likely because i removed registry keys related to old web filtering software.

In the Internet Options settings it is set to automatically detect settings and no proxy server is set.

Please help and thanks.

A:Proxy Settings messed up in windows, but firefox and some applications work.


Have you ran an malware scanner to be sure you don't have any baddies on the computer? If not run malwarebytes ( link in my sig).

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Our current Windows 8/IE10 tablets apply a group policy which sets up the IE proxy configuration and prevents users from changing that configuration.
This is done using the settings "Prevent changing proxy settings" and "Disable changing automatic configuration settings" (located at computer configuration\administrative templates\windows components\internet explorer).
With Windows 8.1/IE11, the proxy server settings are still greyed out in the LAN settings dialog box under Internet Options\Connections in the desktop IE environment.
However in 8.1 the proxy settings can also be accessed from the Settings charm: Settings - Change PC Settings - Network - Proxy.  From this location, ordinary users can modify and save changes to the proxy configuration.
Is there any way to lock this down?

A:Locking down IE proxy settings under PC Settings\Network\Proxy on Windows 8.1

Update on this - a very helpful Microsoft engineer came back with a workaround which, while not ideal, is a lot better than letting users change their proxy settings.
When I said I was going to post it here, the engineer said to make sure I started with the statement that Binary registry keys as used in this solution shouldn't generally be messed about with, and that editing the registry without first backing it up may
also lead to plagues of locusts, etc.  All the usual disclaimers, so use this at your own risk.
His solution, which we've tested, involves switching from per-user proxy settings to per-machine proxy settings. 
The Microsoft workaround word for word is:
The first thing we need to do is to export the following registry key from a machine that has the correct proxy settings set.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections
This contains the following 2 binary registry keys which have the connections settings: ?DefaultConnectionSettings? and ?SavedLegacySettings?
The next step is to open the newly exported .reg file and to change the path:
From: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections
To: HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections
For a test on a single machine you can manually change this, from elevated cmd: regedit <file>.reg
For a bigger scale you can create a script to deploy the... Read more

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There is a software which often changes the proxy settings so I decided to config the internet settings registry right to reject the proxy settings. But When I decided to delete this software and return the rights back, I suddenly found that I can not change
the proxy settings manually!
The detail is that I change the auto proxy url, to let my pc use a pac file and I don't want any softwares to change. However, when I decided to give the rights back and try to change the url back, it never success, and even the same when i'm sure I have
cleared this url in the whole registry, but it back, as it never changes!
I check the registry rights twice or more to make sure that the rights has given back, just like it originally should be. But it never works.
So the result is I have to clear and reinstall the WINDOWS 10 AGAIN!
Never should you save such information both in registry and somewhere I don't know! Or you should let these stuffs out of the ** registry!

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Erm , I don't really know how it started , but i think it had gone worse these days so im getting worried .

Problems i'm facing
1- "[title] Personalized settings
Setting up personalized settings for:

this appears each time i start up ,

2- my computer lags easily , but not always . sometimes when i afk for sometime and when i come back and i click something it lags and soon theres nothing i can do except pressing the restart button . (i can 'press' the task manager button , but after that it doesn't appear and it gets worse , sometimes it writes that explorar.exe is using very high % of my cpu . )

3- Certain settings Did change like the 'no active audio mixers available' problem , i searched the Internet for this problem and i found the solution using services.msg , i turned it to automatic but after i restart it turns back to the way it is . (Note : the no audio mixers problem seems to appear only after i use the computer for some time , everytime i trstart it turns back normal)
- last time when i press ctrl+alt+del the task manager appears immediately , now , the windows security appears first .

4- Sometimes when i insert my pendrive and after i finish i want to remove it safely , but it says its currently in use or something , i'm pretty sure im not though

5- Everytime i click on my hard disk , it opens in another window . I searched for it and i deleted the mousepointer2 or something registry an... Read more

A:Personalized settings at start up + changed computer settings(pls helpD;)

somebody mind helping?D:~i think i did the right thing this time already><Hello siqilee,We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The reason we ask this or do not respond to your requests is because that would remove you from the active queue that Techs and Staff have access to. The malware staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.That is why I have made an edit to your last post, instead of a reply. Please do not multiple post here, as that only pushes you further down the queue and causes confusion to the staff.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.Thank you for understanding.Regards,The weatherman (Moderator)

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I'm getting "update Flash player" and other pop ups while using Steam. In addition my proxy settings keep getting changed. Every once in a while my browsers will not connect to the internet even though I have a connection. I have to go to internet settings and uncheck the box that says to use a proxy in order for them to work.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Skynet at 16:32:15 on 2014-05-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4084.1243 [GMT -4:00]
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
c:\Program Files (x86)\Sensible Vision\Fast Access\FAService.exe
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A:Unknown Spyware/adware interferes with Steam and randomly changes Proxy settings

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===I'm unable to read your log in the format you have used.Please change the Word Wrap in NotePad so that each line in your log will be terminated by a Carriage return.Do this before running these tools.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the correct version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Deskt... Read more

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I usually logon under another user account with admin. rights, but when I logged onto the Administrator account yesterday all of the context menus and display properties were altered (i.e. colors, size, etc.) and after trying to run all the anti-spyware, malware programs that normally run when i'm on my other user account (Ad-Aware, SUPERAntiSpyware, Spybot) none would run; they would not even update. Also, I am unable to change the folder settings to view hidden folders. Once I change the settings in My Computer and click "OK", when I go back into the folder settings they have reverted back to the previous setting of 'do not show hidden files' or system files. Would someone please take a look at my HijackThis log? Thanks. Any help is greatly appreciated!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:28:12 AM, on 11/1/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEditi... Read more

A:Please help! Malware/Anti-Spyware scanners will not run, Display settings changed, etc.

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part... Read more

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i connected my laptop to wifi, for first few days everything went fine but suddenly one day my every(edge,chrome,firefox) browser showed a connection error saying 'unable to connect to the proxy server' i searched to internet and came to know about the proxy settings on LAN tab ( to uncheck the same ). i did unchecked and it worked !! but not for too long after a bit of surfing again the browser refused to connect with the same problem and when i again went to the LAN tab in internet options i found that the 'use proxy' was checked...... now thats unusual!.   so.... whenever i am to surf the internet i must uncheck the proxy button again and again.i have also noticed that my browser homepage is also changed to some malicious ad website... please help!

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I logged on two days ago and FF could not connect - I had to go in and change the settings back to auto detect. My yahoo cannot connect and won't let me change it to do so. My Avira won't update and won't turn on to run at all. Malwarebytes won't update either. MY logs are posted below.. My computer blue screened the first time I ran the DDS - I saved the error if I need to post that too. I re-ran it and it run the second time.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:27:10 PM, on 7/12/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19088)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
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A:FF Proxy settings keep changing and other settings too!

Somebody please help me.. I am desperate here. I have to use this computer to do my job at home!!!

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I love this printer, but it always defaults to the "heavy" paper print setting and I have to manually reset it to "regular." Otherwise, the paper comes out all bent.

If you can tell me how to set it by default, I'd appreciate it.

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I have a few laptops that I'm working on in a professional capacity, and I am stymied by the situation, which is...

The laptops have not successfully checked for updates in over 12 months. In my experience, if a computer on Windows 7 64 (unsure about 32) has not had an update check for over 6 months, it can take hours upon hours to do a successful check for updates. During that time, svchost.exe uses 100% of a CPU core, and a varying but large chunk of RAM, maybe 30MB to 150MB. I could be wrong, but I believe the only way to overcome this is to wait. All these laptops have 2GB RAM.

The laptop is on Windows 7 Professional, and is installed to a domain. I am logged in as the domain administrator and have tried logging in as the local administrator (account enabled via the command "net user administrator /active:yes"). Where the laptops are at the moment, the domain controller is not present (and besides, I'm a stand-alone PC fixer-upper, not much server experience). They are each set with a global power setting that puts the laptop to sleep after 2 hrs. All power plans, including newly created plans, are stuck and cannot have their power setting changed. I've tried GPEdit.msc and I have tried powercfg command prompt. GPEdit has no affect (does it need the server present to work?) and powercfg says permission denied (even in cmd prompt as administrator).

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Can anyone explain to me how I can change the layout globally in Outlook 2003 so that all views when looking at emails automatically display the sent date as well as the received date.
I have a number of emails that I have sent and I keep a copy straight from my sent items folder rather than cc ing it to myself.

After importing the files to 2003 from 2000 they are all listed at the bottom with no date. I have worked out how the change the view and add the sent date but this only seems to do it for each folder I have open at the time so to save me a mamoth amount of time could someone please tell me how to change the global option so it automatically changes all the folders containing emails.



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Hello.  Recently I was downloading some software
from a survey and learned that a lot of that stuff contains
viruses.  Well I went to uninstall it, and when I did
I can no longer use the internet, and it gives me a proxy error.
When I go to change the proxy settings it has it saved to "<-loopback>" and
the address is "http=;https="
Whenever I try to change it, it doesn't save.  And it is
I'm typing this from my girlfriend's unaffected computer.
I try running Maleware Bytes, but it doesn't run, and I can't seem to get into safe
mode on this computer for some reason.  
I'm running Windows 8.1, and oddly enough I see no suspicious background processes.  
That's my problem, if someone could help me I'd greatly appreciate it. 

A:Proxy virus. Won't let me change or auto-detect proxy settings

Please do the following.  Please download and run RKill RKill is an easy to use tool that kills known processes and removes Windows Registry entries that stop a user from using their normal security applications.  These settings will remain until the computer is rebooted, for this reason you must run the security application before the computer is rebooted.   Please download RKill and install it. When RKill is run it will display a console screen similar to the one below:  When RKill has finished running a log will be displayed showing all of the processes that were terminated by RKill. Attention:  At this time you need to run the software posted below. While RKill is running you may see a message from the malware stating that the program could not be run because it is a virus or is infected.  This is the malware trying to protect itself.  Two methods that you can try to get past this and allow RKill to run are: 1)  Rename Rkill so that it has a .com extension. 2)  Download a version that is already renamed as files that are commonly white-listed by malware. The main Rkill download page contains individual links to renamed versions.   After all of the scans have run successfully you should reboot the computer to restore the processes and Windows Registry entries.   Please run Malwarebytes AntiMalware Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  After cli... Read more

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I have been struggling with a malware changing my proxy settings to http://wpad.com.gr/proxy.pac.
This affects my system proxy settings in PC Settings - Networ - Proxy - Use Automatic Configuration Script (ON) - Acript Address http://wpad.com.gr/proxy.pac.
I have used TDSKill and it deleted a file "router.exe" from my windows folder. And Adware Cleaner removed some registry entries alongside some folder in Chrome that has something like "\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_static.olark.com"
Then after resetting my settings and manually turning off Automatic Configuration Script in PC Settings, everything was fine and my google searches were back to 2015. A day later it changed, I scanned with Adware cleaner and it found same stuffs, I cleaned, And it;s back again.
Please help me.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 18-02-2015 01
Ran by Xtian (administrator) on ASUS on 26-02-2015 07:21:27
Running from C:\Users\Xtian\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Xtian (Available profiles: Xtian & Baux & Administrator)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
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A:Malware changing my proxy settings to http://wpad.com.gr/proxy.pac Please help

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First - I've already sought help at SmartFTP's forums for this and the developers chose to ignore the problem their installer caused on my system. But this is a global problem in Vista now, it affects a lot more than SmartFTP, which is why I came here.
I very actively use FTP and connect to about 20 sites over 5 or 6 hosts.
Beginning immediately after installing SmartFTP 3, and now, get the ""No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it." message on any and all connect attempts.
FileZilla is also giving me error messages, and the basic Windows command line FTP program is the only one that even lets me connect and log in to my sites. However, upon login, I'll try to do a simple dir command and get a timeout. What's even more strange is that if I do a basic command like a directory change, that is successful.
Also, programs give me errors when they try to perform some FTP-based function, such as Ad-Aware trying to connect to the update server.

This problem began immediately after I installed the latest version of SmartFTP on my Vista machine. I noticed during the installation that it listed some other active programs as sharing files that would need to be updated in the installation. These included Thunderbird, a couple of other Internet based programs, and Windows Explorer itself. The latter I found very odd.

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Hi everyone,

I'm having some issues with Adobe Flash. In the Global Storage Settings it gives me the option to disable flash content, set the storage to none, etc. However whenever I close my browser this resets back to its default settings. Can anyone figure out how to fix this? It cannot be a virus or malware as I've scanned my computer with multiple scanners. I have also tried changing the Flash Settings with my extensions disabled - because it could have being Adblock, but it doesn't seem to be that either.

Ideas anyone?

A:Adobe Flash Global Settings keeps resetting

Hello TD7BA

Refer the links below to see if they help you...

Private browsing in Flash Player 10.1 | Adobe Developer Connection

Flash - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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 eb_win10proxy-1.png   37.74KB
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium) didn't find anything.
Any ideas?
EDIT: Emsisoft Emergency Kit seemed to have found something very relevant. I deleted the file and restarted but it keeps appearing in 'Automatic proxy setup' :/

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A:http://ɴ.net/proxy.pac appearing in Windows 10 Proxy settings

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Hey guys, is anyone having trouble viewing the global settings panel for flash player with RTM IE9? Mine isn't showing up...

A:trouble viewing global settings panel for flash player in IE9

I can see it just fine in IE9 as long as I have ActiveX filtering turned off for the site. If you even have that option enabled, that is.

If not, might try out the flash 10.3 Beta. It has a new native Flash control panel with the settings in the Control Panel.

Latest Version of Adobe Flash Player

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Hello I found this topic (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/600543/strange-entry-in-lan-proxy-settings-that-i-cannot-delete) that dealt with the same issue that I had but it has since then been closed, so I cannot reply. My problem is identical, my LAN settings keep being changed to include "http://ɴ.net/proxy.pac". But I don't seem to have installed the same programs as the other user, so my infection must have come from something else. I have downloaded Malewarebytes, ADWClaner but it's still there. So I have Farbar Recovery Scan and RogueKiller ready to go. I'm ready to provide any information and files that are needed to help me get this thing off my computer!

A:LAN proxy settings keep changing (http://ɴ.net/proxy.pac)

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hello i was wondering if someone could tell me why when i open internet explorer it detects proxy settings and my internet is not as fast as it used to be. i have a 733 processor 256 mb 40 gb gateway comp with suscom cable modem and it takes a little while for the internet to come up on the screen. i went into the internet options and turned off all the proxy settings but they keep coming back and it ALWays detects it.. it did not do this before..what can i do? if someone could help me that would be great

A:Proxy settings

What version of Windows? When did this start happening?

Did you install anything recently? Some popup ad killers do use a proxy.

Does your ISP use a proxy server?

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Hello can someone tell me how to use a proxy in DC++ ? Is there a program that can use proxies on different ports ? I mean you choose the port and than you connect through a proxy ?

A:Proxy settings

please I need this, my connections go 10 times faster if i use a proxy

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I tried to disable the proxy settings but when I open a program the settings goes back to it original settings what should I do

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Hey I am able to get firefox browser to work and go to websites, but my internet explorer, and things like msn messenger are not working. It says I need the correct proxy settings can anyone help me out?

A:IE Proxy Settings

Tools/internet options/connections/lan settings

Usually everything is unchecked except the top one.

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A friend of mine has a computer that was given to him by his dad.It has Windows 98SE.I had gotten it hooked up and everything for him but then he shut it down.The next morning it said that he couldn't connect.The iexplorer is erroring out and it would stay as saying that he is directly connected.It just wants to use a proxy but there has never been anything hooked up to this computer for dial-up connection.I've been trying to force it to show the LAN but it won't.Any help to fix this would be very helpful.Thank you.

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I am getting a message "detecting proxy settings" when I open my ie. How do I do away with this. I never opted for these settings.

A:proxy settings

<font face="comic sans ms" color="#577ac6">If you're not on a LAN, go to Tools > Internet Options > Connections tab > LAN Settings button.
There's an option to check or uncheck Automatically detect settings.
If it's checked, uncheck it.
Click OK.

If nothing changes after you uncheck the Automatically detect settings option, or if it was already unchecked, there is another Automatically detect settings option to be found, in Tools > Internet Options > Connections tab > Settings button.
However, your ISP may require a check placed on this one, in which case, you could call them about it.

Hope this helps. </font>

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I've windows 2003 network at my office with XP clients. Xp clients browse internet using proxy and proxy is setup using logon script. Now for some reason in few machine scripts loads but only the proxy settings disappears .. i also tried putting the settings manually but still it disappears after some times or if u restart ..
Any idea?

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In my attachment have i got the setting correctly checked? Originally "no proxy" was checked and to attempt to stop "server not found" message i changed it to "auto detect proxy settings for this network".

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Sorry about the dumb question but could someone tell me how to verify my proxy settings, please?

A:Proxy Settings

Do you mean you want to check if your proxy is working?
Here you will be able to find what is your proxy IP : whatismyipaddress.com

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The computer is running windows 2000, this computer was added to a domain and under that domain we had proxy settings, now the computer has been removed from the old domain and added to a new one without proxy settings. Every time I uncheck the proxy settings they'll stay but after a day or two it goes back to the old settings. How can I fix this?
I tried reinstalling IE (5.5) and it didn't work. Any other ideas?

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Hi there.

I am looking for a small program or command that I can use which will tell me what proxy settings are currently applied for my internet connection..

The reason I ask is because we run pac script configurtaion, followed by proxy settings (also set in the internet settings). and my PC can also access the internet with out a proxy.. Hence, troubleshooting exactly which settings my browser is currently using can be difficuilt..

Any sugestions?


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hi i wanted 2 use this browser tor
my proxy settings wont allow me 2 get on
somebody help/?

i tried changing the proxy settings to auto configuration and adding in the url but i think im doing something wrong

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Computer is running windows 2000 and was previously on a domain and proxy settings were set. When the computer was removed from the old domain and added to a new one with different proxy settings, the new proxy settings will only stay for a couple of days and will go back to the settings of the previous domain. When a user tries to set the new proxy settings and presses ok when they go back and double check, the old settings are still there. An administrator has to log in and change the settings so they can stay for another couple of days.
Note: we have been in 3 different locations with different domains, and it still goes back to the original settings.
Please help!

A:Proxy settings

Try re-installing your network card driver. (that is if you properly configured the network settings and still getting problems).

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everytime i log on to my homepage i notice a message "detecting proxy settings"on my desktop. can i do anything about this. it really slows down the process

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Ok, wow this is gonna suck to explain, but bare with me. Ok, now I go to www.soundclick.com alot, and you have to stream songs to listen, now it used to work, but then I installed A-Squared Guard, and Outpost Firewall.

And I didn't stream for awhile, and I tried to stream and it's all messed up, I get an error message that says "the server is not responding" I e-mailed their support, and they said it would be a problem on my computer.

I clicked the message from Windows Media Player, that said "More Information" and it said I might have a problem with my proxy settings, did the firewall mess it up? Or it said "I might not be connected to the internet" i'm using 56k dial up, and i'm clearly connected or I wouldn't be able to post this..

Please help, I need to stream, thanks.

A:Proxy Settings?

receiving a proxy error, sounds like your firewall is the issue.

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Ok on my network i have a proxy server in place and also have a wireless lan that uses the proxy, But the problem that i have is that some of the staff take the laptops home with them to do work on and when they come back to work the work that has been done at hom should sync with the server, now the problem that i have is that when a laptop is took home the staff are unable to use the internet as the proxy setting are still in place. I am not willing to allow any member of staff access to change these settings as the way i see it is, the more they know the more problems they could cause.

Is there anyway around this without having to setup a local account on each laptop? or is there any software that could do this?


A:Proxy Settings

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Please help i am attempting to download internet explorer 5.5. I get half way through the download and then i get an error message saying that it cannot complete the download due to my network settings, however if i know my PROXY SETTINGS? i can enter those. PLEASE HELP!! Thanx

PS: Thanks for answering my other question so quickly and even i understood and managed to do it!!

A:Proxy settings. help!

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Hi all, My sisters laptop was absolutely full of adware/spyware trojans, you name it. Some application called winservice86 kept re-installing itself and her browser was essentially useless due to some nasty proxy redirect ( I noticed also that in the LAN connections tab there was a notice saying that "some services are managed by your system administrator. I'm used to seeing this on domain machines which get their proxy settings through GPO but this machine is not a member of any domain. To make matters worse, I'm in Ireland but she is in Scotland!! I managed to sort out most of the  problems (I think) using a combination of Malwarebytes/ADWCleaner and HitmanPro but the proxy issue persists. I have looked for threads on BleepingComputer to see if I could resolve it but the solutions seem to be specific to the individual users/pcs. So I'm opening this thread in the hope that someone can help me. I'd greatly appreciate any assistance that anyone can give me.  Here is the FRST log, I'll also attach the additon.txt and the Mbam log from when it was really dirty if that helps.   Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 28-01-2015 01Ran by Lorraine (administrator) on LORRAINE-PC on 28-01-2015 20:23:14Running from C:\Users\Lorraine\DesktopLoaded Profiles: Lorraine (Available profiles: Lorraine)Platform: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional  Service Pack 1 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)In... Read more

A:Proxy settings PUP

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Hi! The other day i mixed a little with IE's proxy and now when i try using IE it says that "the page cannot be found" What can i do?

Tja! F?r n?gon dag sedan s? mixtra jag med internet explorers proxy eller n?got. Nu n?r jag f?rs?ker anv?nda IE s? st?r det att sidan inte kan hittas. Vad kan jag g?ra ?t problemet?

A:IE Proxy settings

You could check the proxy settings for IE under Internet Options\Connections\Lan Settings. If you don't have a proxy server that you use, uncheck the "Use proxy server for your LAN..." checkbox. You can also uncheck all of the checkboxes that either auto detect the proxy, or use automatic configuration script; these would speed up starting up IE, since it doesn't have to look for the proxy server.


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I am connecting to my internet wirelessly via an acess point connected staright onto my router. Whenever i eneble the WEP security i cannot acess the internet on it. However after deactivating it i can.

But now im trying to play games. I just got FFXI but when trying to connect it doesnt detect the internet connection, i can give it the proxy settings to use, but where do I find tehse? Can anyone help here? i dont know if this should be here or games. It is game related but is due to the internet...

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when i open my home page which is yahoo, detecting proxy settings is a message that appears above the taskbar. should i be concerned?

A:proxy settings

You probably dont have a Proxy server on your network if you are at home. But the box may be checked.

Tools > Internet Options > Connections > Lan Settings

You can probably uncheck the box that says Automatically detect settings.

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