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Foe the past three days, my computer has not been connecting properly with the internet. I am the only with this problem in my house. My dad's Mac, my two borhter's laptops, my dad's phone, can all use the internet except me. Everbody has a fine connection, but I'm getting 600-800 bites of traffic so the only thing I can do on my computer with the internet with MSN. I did a virus scan with AVG last night and I found this TakeOver Hack.exe file so I deleted that (obviously) and finished the scan, restarted and nothing happend. I have brand new ethernet cable with my computer since I do not have a wireless card. I'm really not sure what the problem, I've restarted the router and modem multiple times, used a different jack on the router, but nothing. Any helpful information is appreciated.

asked Nov 19 '10 at 06:35

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Luke oX


Btw have you tried reinstalling the drivers for the wifi card?

(Nov 19 '10 at 12:35) synaptiv synaptiv's gravatar image

There are 3 simple things you can do to determine the problem

1) Run a malware scan to see if there is anything nasty still hidden on the computer.

2) If you have the windows disk then you should put that in and boot from it. When it loads go to the part called repair windows. It will inspect and check all the core files without deleting any data in the event that the virus has corrupted some core files which could be causing the problem.

3) If you don't have the windows disk and are unable to repair it then you could do as catchatyou suggested and burn a linux distribution and run it to see if you can use the internet from this. If the internet works fine from the live linux cd then you can guess that your windows is corrupt in some form. (you could do this second if you wished)

You can also use the windows application unetbootin to make a bootable flash/pen drive if you don't want to use a CD.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

answered Nov 19 '10 at 09:36

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edited Nov 19 '10 at 09:45


Is this the same brand new computer that you were having trouble with around the end of September?

Did you forget to Activate Windows 7?

"... You must activate Windows within 30 days of installation. Activation helps verify that Windows on your computer is genuine and hasn't been used on more computers than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow. In this way, activation helps prevent software counterfeiting. For more information, see Activating Windows 7: frequently asked questions ... more"

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answered Nov 19 '10 at 11:49

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edited Nov 19 '10 at 12:37

Get your dad or brothers to download a Linux distribution like Ubuntu. When that's finished downloading, they could burn it to a disc, and put it in your computer at bootup (make sure that it's in before the BIOS has started loading up Windows). If you can browse the web fine through that CD, then I recommend that you install it, because it's something that works. You can partition it to where Ubuntu only takes up part of it, and the rest of it is Windows.

answered Nov 19 '10 at 06:50

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Run another AV scan using malwarebytes and rootkit revealer, and then once finished do a restore point preferably from a month ago. That may fix your problem. Also one thing you might want to try is reinstalling the drivers for your wifi card.

answered Nov 19 '10 at 09:41

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edited Nov 19 '10 at 12:35

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