cant see status of Local Area Connection and doesnt show in system tray

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spoofy

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Hi

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

I recently had a XP defender 2010 trojan and after removing it with MBAM (note i got this trojan more than once) i noticed some issues with my pc

Im running windows XP Home edition Service Pack 3

In network connections, you can right click on Local area connection and on the menu I cannot check the status. It just doesn't do anything. No error or anything.Also my network connection no longer shows up in the system tray even though i have the option checked when i right click on network connections.

Also when i try to disable my connection, (im running a usb connection through a netgear router the ethernet is conencted to another pc btw this error happens for both connections) and connect to my ethernet (this is becoz i copy files from my pc to xbox via ethernet cable) i would have to restart my pc to be able to connect and when i finsihed with that, i would have to restart it again, becoz when i go to network connections and try to enable the connection nohting happens and it doesnt connect to the internet without me rebooting the pc

Overall its not a big issue, but id still like it to be addressed,

Any help is appreciated

Again sorry if this is the wrong forum

I think some registry may have been affected.
 

TerryNet

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Uninstall whatever non-Windows security applications (firewall, security suite, anti-virus, etc.) you have, and then run the Removal Tool is one is supplied. You can reinstall it/them after running the following repairs and testing.

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

spoofy

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Thnx for the reply

I uninstalled AVG and Spybot, and ran the commands,

but unfortunately i still cant see my Local Area Connection in my system tray and when i access it through the start menu > network connections > and try to click status on the lan connection nothing still happens.

EDIT:

Actually its all good now, i think it was due to my malware problems before, i ran combofix after consulting the malware forum about a recent attack, and now the icons appear,

Thanks for the Help much appreciated
 

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Glad you found a fix. :) You can mark this Solved using the button at the upper left of the page.
 
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