Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

All Other Software All Other Software
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

(Solved) Unable to access search engines


(!)

beast78's Avatar
beast78 beast78 is offline
Junior Member with 20 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
06-Oct-2003, 10:40 AM #1
Unable to access search engines
Hello guys!

I have a problem here, and I would deeply appreciate it if anyone could offer me some help.

I can't access various search engines of late. I have tried only 3 though: Google, Yahoo and altavista. I can't access into their main page and the only reply I got is: "Cannot find server...The page cannot be displayed" message. The weird thing is I can access other websites without any problem.

I am using IE 6 on Win XP.

So far the steps I have taken, but still unable to resolve the problem:

1) Delete all cookies, temporary files and history of IE/

2) Use Adware 6 and Spybot to eliminate spyware from blocking any sites.

3) http://securityresponse.symantec.com...an.qhosts.html
(To see if there are any Trojans in my computer)

4) Connect my Internet server to my laptop, and yes those sites can be accessed without any problems at all, so I assume the fault lies with something on my PC.

The only thing I am left to do is to reformat everything on my PC. But before I do that, I am just taking a final shot here to see if there is any remedy to this.

Thanks in advance for the help.
In4ser's Avatar
In4ser In4ser is offline
Member with 48 posts.
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
06-Oct-2003, 11:04 AM #2
yeah...I have the same problem no search engines work, from the the go network (lycos, angelfire, hotbot & etc) to yahoo and it's affilates. Though I found out they're all powered by google...so that may have something to do wit it. i have no idea wut's going on...I found the trojan, Download.Aduent.Trojan but it has nothing to do with the problem i'm experiencing though it does explain why porno windows keeps popping up randomly 7_7...but yeah i don't no wut's going on either but ur not alone
Miz's Avatar
Miz Miz is offline
Senior Member with 2,146 posts.
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas
06-Oct-2003, 11:05 AM #3
Sometimes downloading and running CWShredder (download link's at the bottom of the page) will resolve the problem.

Even though no trojans were found, it can't hurt to download the Qhosts removal tool and run it as well.

Then be sure to go over to the Windows update sites and get all the "Critical updates and patches" relating to security. Apparently, the Qhosts trojan gains entry through malicious code on a website. I don't know which patch exactly fixes that vulnerability, which is why I recommend getting all of the security updates and patches.
Top Banana's Avatar
Senior Member with 1,344 posts.
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
06-Oct-2003, 11:16 AM #4
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/f...hijackthis.zip

Unzip, run, "Scan", "Scan" changes to "Save log". Save the log and copy and paste the HijackThis log into your next post.
In4ser's Avatar
In4ser In4ser is offline
Member with 48 posts.
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
06-Oct-2003, 11:41 AM #5
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 11:40:40 AM, on 10/6/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NavNT\DefWatch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NavNT\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\btdownloadgui.exe
C:\Program Files\KaZaA Lite\kazaa.exe
C:\Program Files\KaZaA Lite\AutoSearchMore.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.mtgnews.com/
O1 - Hosts file is located at: C:\WINDOWS\help\hosts
O1 - Hosts: 88.88.88.88 elite
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.akadns.net
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.altavista.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 altavista.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.yahoo.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 uk.search.yahoo.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 ca.search.yahoo.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 jp.search.yahoo.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 au.search.yahoo.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 de.search.yahoo.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.yahoo.co.jp
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.lycos.de
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.lycos.ca
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.lycos.jp
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.lycos.co.jp
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 alltheweb.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 web.ask.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 ask.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.ask.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.teoma.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.aol.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.looksmart.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 auto.search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 ca.search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 fr.ca.search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.fr.msn.be
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.fr.msn.ch
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.latam.yupimsn.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.at
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.be
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.ch
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.co.in
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.co.jp
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.co.kr
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com.br
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com.hk
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com.my
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com.sg
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.com.tw
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.co.za
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.de
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.dk
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.es
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.fi
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.fr
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.it
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.nl
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.no
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.msn.se
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.ninemsn.com.au
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.t1msn.com.mx
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.xtramsn.co.nz
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.yupimsn.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 uk.search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 search.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.lycos.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.ca
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.ca
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.uk
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.uk
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.au
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.jp
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.jp
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.at
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.be
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.ch
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.de
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.se
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.dk
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.fi
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.fr
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.gr
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.hk
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.ie
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.il
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.it
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.kr
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.mx
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.nl
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.nz
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.pl
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.pt
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.ru
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.sg
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.co.th
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.tr
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 www.google.com.tw
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 go.google.com
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.at
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.be
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.de
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.dk
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.fi
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.fr
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.com.hk
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.ie
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.co.il
O1 - Hosts: 207.44.220.30 google.it
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {FF7FD490-34E7-4FA1-927A-F5799E6AAD7B} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\NavNT\vptray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [STYLEXP] C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe -Hide
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O12 - Plugin for .bcf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPBelv32.dll
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/s...irector/sw.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...22/wmv9VCM.CAB
O16 - DPF: {88D969C0-F192-11D4-A65F-0040963251E5} (XML DOM Document 4.0) - file://C:\Documents and Settings\Justin Mei\Local Settings\Temp\EI40_\msxml4.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.co...900.3849652778
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/s...sh/swflash.cab
Top Banana's Avatar
Senior Member with 1,344 posts.
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
06-Oct-2003, 11:52 AM #6
Scan with HijackThis, put a checkmark at and "Fix checked" the following entries.

All O1 entries
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {FF7FD490-34E7-4FA1-927A-F5799E6AAD7B} - (no file)
In4ser's Avatar
In4ser In4ser is offline
Member with 48 posts.
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
06-Oct-2003, 12:02 PM #7
IT WORKS!!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
Top Banana's Avatar
Senior Member with 1,344 posts.
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
06-Oct-2003, 12:05 PM #8
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑