My internet icon has the yellow triangle. When I troubleshoot it, it says "Windows co

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edit: title should read "My internet icon has the yellow triangle. When I troubleshoot it, it says "Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings.""

Any idea what the problem? I googled it and none of the solutions seem to help. I think my computer is infected with malware right now. It is heating up quickly and I'm seeing ads in text in websites that don't do that (cbc, reddit, wikipedia). I had this issue a couple of months ago but Spybot seemed to fix the issue.


Recently I noticed my computer was heating faster (and hotter) than usual so I ran a search and it said no threats were found. Not too longer after I start noticing the ads again so I know there is a problem. I have ran the search twice since then and still nothing. I was advised to use ccleaner, malwarebytes, and Super Anti-Spyware. It removed one other threat but the problem was still there. I then started using combofix, but I did not like the look of it so I stopped that scan. It seemed a little sketchy.



As of this morning, I'm having the internet problem. My old laptop (the one I'm on now) and my girlfriend's laptop work fine. I connected it with the Ethernet cord and that didn't change anything.



I have Windows 7. It's on a 2010 Samsung (I'm not very tech savvy so I'm not sure about all the other details). I primarily used Firefox, but I just switched to Googlechrome this week (well after the problems began).


Anyone have some solutions? Should I post this in the virus section? Thanks a lot to anyone that can help.
 
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