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One computer can't find certain websites

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by plpi, Feb 15, 2003.

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  1. plpi

    plpi Thread Starter

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    I can't reach a corporate website with one of the computers on my home LAN. One computer reaches it immediately, the other says "We can't find ...". My wife has had problems with other websites.

    I use a cable modem and a router in the network. The corporate website has a firewall. I have the same problem with both IE and Netscape. I have set the Internet Options exactly the same on both computers. Both run W98 2nd Ed. Both are current via Windows Update. Both run the same IE and Netscape versions.

    I have noted that one computer, the one that doesn't work, has an option in Internet Options/Advanced/Browsing that doen't show up in the one that gets through. It is "Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem compatibility". It doesn't work either with or without the check mark. The Icon for Internet Options is also different between the two computers. The one that works has the old icon with the hammer and wrench, the one that doesn't has the checkmark icon.

    The one that works has an NE2000 based network adapter, the one that doesn't has an Intel 21041 based.

    The Network properties (TCP/IP, controller, etc.) are set the same in both except the Intel adapter has a bunch of Advanced options the NE2000 doesn't have. All are at the installation default values.

    The router uses the MAC address of the computer that doesn't work as it is the one with which the cable access is registered.

    Any ideas?

    plpi
     
  2. brendandonhu

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    Try going to C:\Windows and find the file called "HOSTS". Make sure you have HOSTS with no extension, not HOSTS.SAM. Delete the file, and see if it works now.
     
  3. plpi

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    I found "Hosts" in "C:\Windows\QFNONL\CNC\QWINSOCK". Deleting it has no effect.
     
  4. steamwiz

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    HI plpi

    Please do this on the problem computer

    If you post your startup list we may be able to spot something

    Please post your startup list by doing the following :-

    Please go here and download startuplist 1.51 :-

    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

    Download to any folder or your desktop
    Unzip the zipfile
    Double click the exe file
    go to Edit - select all - copy - and paste the results in a new post here

    steam
     
  5. steamwiz

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    Also Try a repair of ie

    Go to start\settings\control panel

    click add\remove programs

    scroll down to "Microsoft internet explorer" and click add\remove

    You will be given 3 options

    choose "repair internet explorer" and click ok

    steam
     
  6. plpi

    plpi Thread Starter

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    I sure appreciate the help from you guys. Unfortunately, the "repair Internet Ecplorer" option didn't fix the problem.

    Attached is the startlist printout.

    Thanks,
    plpi


    StartupList report, 2/15/03, 11:48:10 AM
    StartupList version: 1.51
    Started from : C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\STARTUPLIST.EXE
    Detected: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
    Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
    * Using default options
    ==================================================

    Running processes:

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\MIXER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\STARTUPLIST.EXE

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    MSKernel32 = C:\Windows\SYSTEM\MSKernel32.vbs
    C-Media Mixer = Mixer.exe /startup
    SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
    ScanRegistry = C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    TaskMonitor = C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    Tweak UI = RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
    LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    StillImageMonitor = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\stimon.exe
    EM_EXEC = C:\PROGRA~1\LOGITECH\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
    Desktop Calendar =

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

    Win32DLL = C:\Windows\Win32DLL.vbs
    LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.BAK listing:
    (Created 15/2/2003, 9:21:40)

    [Rename]
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\URLMON.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\URLMON.DLL=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SETE2A2.TMP
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSHTML.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSHTML.DLL=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SETE2A4.TMP
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SHDOCVW.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SHDOCVW.DLL=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SETE2C2.TMP
    C:\WINDOWS\mixer.exe=C:\WINDOWS\mixer.001

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT listing:

    PROMPT $P$G
    SET MOUSE=C:\MSMOUSE
    SET PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM;C:\;C:\SPV3

    --------------------------------------------------


    Enumerating Download Program Files:

    [CV3 Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WUV3IS.DLL
    CODEBASE = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/R659/V31Controls/x86/w98/en/actsetup.cab

    [{4277551D-300A-11D4-A50F-0050DA21F4EF}]
    CODEBASE = https://www.idrive.com/site/download/WinWebFolders.cab

    [CMV4 Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\CSCMV4X.DLL
    CODEBASE = http://www108.coolsavings.com/download/cscmv4X.cab

    [Shockwave Flash Object]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\FLASH\FLASH.OCX
    CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    [Update Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IUCTL.DLL
    CODEBASE = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37615.3875810185

    --------------------------------------------------
    End of report, 3,785 bytes
    Report generated in 0.895 seconds

    Command line options:
    /verbose - to add additional info on each section
    /complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
    /full - to include several rarely-important sections
    /force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
    /forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
    /forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
    /history - to list version history only
     
  7. steamwiz

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  8. Rollin' Rog

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    You definitely have a vbs worm there, one of the loveletter variants.

    But also, I'm just curious, did you update IE or install anything on this date:

    C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.BAK listing:
    (Created 15/2/2003, 9:21:40)

    Or does that represent the time at which you ran IE Repair?
     
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