What can I do to regain access to the internet?

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Operating System
Windows 7
Infection date and initial symptoms
11/19 I removed all malware and lost access
Current issues and symptoms
Can't access the internet through any browsers even though I'm connected


Removal Expert
Staff member

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:
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Fix with AdwCleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save the file to your Desktop.
  • Right-click on
    icon and select
    Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Wait until the database is updated.
  • Accept the Terms of use and click Scan.
  • When finished, please click Clean.
  • Upon completion, click Report. A log (AdwCleaner[S*].txt) will open.

Please include the contents of that file in your reply.

Note: Reports will be saved in your system partition, usually at C:\Adwcleaner

Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.


New Member
thanks...working on downloading now will let you know the results soon
So I tried fixing it but it still does not work. Here is the contents of the first log from adwcleaner. I accidentally unchecked the youtubeaccelerator, but i scanned it again and deleted it. Tried finding that log after saving but couldn't seem to find it on my computer. Here are the contents of the first scan. Also when I tried downloading the farbar recovery scan tool, Symantec found a harmful infection so I was unable to download it.

# AdwCleaner v4.102 - Report created 27/11/2014 at 12:37:21
# Updated 23/11/2014 by Xplode
# Database : 2014-11-23.7 [Local]
# Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# Username : Brent Vincent - BRENTVINCENT-PC
# Running from : C:\Users\Brent Vincent\Desktop\adwcleaner_4.102.exe
# Option : Clean

***** [ Services ] *****

[x] Not Deleted : YouTubeAcceleratorService

***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\374311380
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\e7d7df4cd6af32f4
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\supporter
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\YouTube Accelerator
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Chromatic Browser
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\torch
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Brent Vincent\AppData\Local\Chromatic Browser
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Brent Vincent\AppData\Local\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Brent Vincent\AppData\Local\torch
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Brent Vincent\AppData\Local\CrashRpt
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Brent Vincent\AppData\LocalLow\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Brent Vincent\AppData\LocalLow\Goobzo
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Brent Vincent\AppData\Roaming\Systweak
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Brent Vincent\Desktop\Documents\Optimizer Pro
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Guest\AppData\Local\Chromatic Browser
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Guest\AppData\Local\torch
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\HomeGroupUser$\AppData\Local\Chromatic Browser
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\HomeGroupUser$\AppData\Local\torch

***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****

Task Deleted : ASP
Task Deleted : LaunchSignup
Task Deleted : Smp
Task Deleted : YTAUpdate_logon

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

***** [ Registry ] *****

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\lifbcibllhkdhoafpjfnlhfpfgnpldfl
Value Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run [GoobzoYouTubeAccelerator]
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\CptUrlPassthru.DLL
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\dca-bho.DLL
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\mypc backup
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\{5F189DF5-2D05-472B-9091-84D9848AE48B}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3220468
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{A57F7191-1E7F-4852-BAAF-F80A43E2687A}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{DD7C44CC-0F60-4FD9-A38F-5CF30D698AC2}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{058F0E48-61CA-4964-9FBA-1978A1BB060D}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{18F33C35-8EF2-40D7-8BA4-932B0121B472}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{1AA60054-57D9-4F99-9A55-D0FBFBE7ECD3}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3C471948-F874-49F5-B338-4F214A2EE0B1}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{459DD0F7-0D55-D3DC-67BC-E6BE37E9D762}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{EAF749DC-CD87-4B04-B22A-D4AC3FBCB2BC}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{E2343056-CC08-46AC-B898-BFC7ACF4E755}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{79FB5FC8-44B9-4AF5-BADD-CCE547F953E5}
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{EAF749DC-CD87-4B04-B22A-D4AC3FBCB2BC}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Compete
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Cr_Installer
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Goobzo
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Optimizer Pro
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\RegisteredApplicationsEx
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Softonic
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\systweak
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\{1146AC44-2F03-4431-B4FD-889BC837521F}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Compete
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\SmartBar
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\{1146AC44-2F03-4431-B4FD-889BC837521F}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\{3A7D3E19-1B79-4E4E-BD96-5467DA2C4EF0}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\{5F189DF5-2D05-472B-9091-84D9848AE48B}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\{6791A2F3-FC80-475C-A002-C014AF797E9C}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\{77D46E27-0E41-4478-87A6-AABE6FBCF252}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\CompeteInc
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Goobzo
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\NpApp
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\systweak
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{1C52B8B6-FFA2-12F6-0A5A-E8301F96A568}
Data Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows [AppInit_DLLs] - c:\progra~2\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\vc32loader.dll
Data Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows [AppInit_DLLs] - C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\VC64Loader.dll
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\2A498D792D0AD2F4DADF03B3C066122B
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\C697F962E048A434B8AE269E702964C8

***** [ Browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16592

-\\ Google Chrome v38.0.2125.111

-\\ Comodo Dragon v


AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [6107 octets] - [27/11/2014 12:34:47]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [5500 octets] - [27/11/2014 12:37:21]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [5560 octets] ##########


New Member
Please let me know if there is any other options...thanks again for your help
here is the content of the last scan log

# AdwCleaner v4.102 - Report created 27/11/2014 at 12:45:25
# Updated 23/11/2014 by Xplode
# Database : 2014-11-23.7 [Local]
# Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# Username : Brent Vincent - BRENTVINCENT-PC
# Running from : C:\Users\Brent Vincent\Desktop\adwcleaner_4.102.exe
# Option : Clean

***** [ Services ] *****

[#] Service Deleted : YouTubeAcceleratorService

***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

***** [ Registry ] *****


New Member
ok i will have to use someone elses computer to download it and save it on a zip drive, i cannot access the file because of the symantec on this computer unless you know how, is there another place to download the FRST from? I will let you know the results.


New Member
Do you think I need to recover my entire hard drive to fix this issue? Thanks for your help again.


Removal Expert
Staff member
Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

This fix was created for this user for use on that particular machine.

Running it on another one may cause damage and render the system unstable.

Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop:

Both files, FRST and fixlist.txt have to be in the same location or the fix will not work!

  • Right-click on
    icon and select
    Run as Administrator to start the tool.
    (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
  • Press the Fix button just once and wait.
  • If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
  • When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop, called Fixlog.txt.

Please attach it to your reply.



New Member
Thanks I re installed chrome tried fixing as you said, but still unfortunately when I click on chrome it says proxy server connection failed and wont connect. When I click on internet properties and LAN settings It won't allow me to uncheck automatically detect settings and it won't allow me to uncheck use a proxy server for your LAN. They are both checked. When I click on explorer it says cannot display webpage and when i click on diagnose connection problems it says remote device or resource won't accept the connection. Here is the Fixlog

Task: {118E60AE-0372-4B4F-9EF0-FA6EED0C5B0E} - System32\Tasks\PCCleanerPro_Start => C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Cleaner Pro\PCCleanerPro.exe
Task: {1F981713-C78C-49D6-9135-93A3A370A204} - System32\Tasks\DonutQuotes => C:\Program Files (x86)\donutleads\ScheduledTask.exe
Task: {322A87F3-0CCC-46A6-8911-3B2A922C9B00} - System32\Tasks\YTAUpdate => C:\PROGRA~2\YOUTUB~1\Updater.exe <==== ATTENTION
Task: {ABC1DFAB-975D-4B37-B8FA-716D995DA9B7} - \Updater4493.exe No Task File <==== ATTENTION
C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Cleaner Pro
C:\Program Files (x86)\donutleads
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\Temp:56E2E879
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => No File
GroupPolicy: Group Policy on Chrome detected <======= ATTENTION
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-3218635610-3799967107-1353431290-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://acer.msn.com/
StartMenuInternet: IEXPLORE.EXE - C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3218635610-3799967107-1353431290-1000 -> DefaultScope {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =https://www.google.c...q={searchTerms}
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3218635610-3799967107-1353431290-1000 -> {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3218635610-3799967107-1353431290-1000 -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =https://www.google.c...q={searchTerms}
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3218635610-3799967107-1353431290-1000 -> {7D37A0C0-7C64-48F4-B0D8-DBBAD483E5B6} URL =http://search.yahoo....p={searchTerms}
S2 gupdate; "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /svc [X]
S3 gupdatem; "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /medsvc [X]
R3 MBAMSwissArmy; \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\MBAMSwissArmy.sys [X]
2014-11-18 14:15 - 2014-11-21 05:59 - 00000258 __RSH () C:\ProgramData\ntuser.pol
2014-11-18 14:15 - 2014-11-18 14:15 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\HomeGroupUser$\AppData\Local\Google
2014-11-18 14:15 - 2014-11-18 14:15 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\HomeGroupUser$\AppData\Local\Comodo
2014-11-18 14:15 - 2014-11-18 14:15 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\HomeGroupUser$
2014-11-18 14:15 - 2014-11-18 14:15 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\Guest\AppData\Local\Google
2014-11-18 14:15 - 2014-11-18 14:15 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\Guest\AppData\Local\Comodo
2014-11-18 14:15 - 2014-11-18 14:15 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\Guest
2014-11-18 14:15 - 2014-11-18 14:15 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\Brent Vincent\AppData\Local\Comodo
2014-11-18 14:15 - 2014-11-18 14:15 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google
2014-11-18 14:15 - 2014-11-18 14:15 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Comodo
2014-11-18 14:15 - 2014-11-18 14:15 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\Administrator
cmd: netsh winsock reset
cmd: ipconfig /flushdns

You are actually helping me in two posts, if you'd like we can just reply on this one. We can discontinue the malwarebytes one if necessary. Sorry for any confusion



New Member
Looks like the main issue is I cannot uncheck the proxy server box to fix it so it automatically detects settings. Won't let me uncheck either box. I guess some kind of malware is still doing this.


New Member
I think i fixed it....I found some info when I googled the problem and this seems to have solved the problem


Which is:

You can also manually set it through registry editing if your an advanced user
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]

1 for enable and 0 for disable.

... I went into the Regedit Internet Settings and found that the "ProxyEnable" DWORD had been changed to "0" (disabled).

First I set it to 1, which activated it. I still found though that the Proxy Server in Internet Explorer was greyed out. So I then used the Proxy Server Reset Auto-Fix found here:


... And between the two of them, my Proxy Server seems to be functioning properly. Meaning it is no longer greyed out, and I can put in whatever proxy address I want and it sticks.

Also do you have any advice on good anti-malware software to use, and antivirus?


Removal Expert
Staff member
Nice :)

It depends if you would like commercial protection or free protection. MalwareBytes PRO is very good in combination with ESET - this is commercial protection. If we discuss free protection, then Avast, Comodo, Panda etc would be good.

Glad I could help. We will delete all used tools and I'll give you some tips to harden your security and learn how to protect yourself :)

Recommended reading:
MUST READ - security tips:

MUST READ - general maintenance:

The Importance of Software Updating:

In order to stay protected it is
very important that you regularly update all of your software. Cybercriminals depend on the apathy of users around software updates to keep their malicious endeavor running.

Operating systems, such as Windows, and applications, such as Adobe Reader or JAVA, are used by tens of millions of computers and devices around the world, making them a huge target for cybercriminals. Downloading updates and installing them can sometimes be tedious, but the advantages you get from the updates are certainly worth it.

Recommended additional software:
TFC - to clean unneeded temporary files.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - to scan your system from time to time in search for malware.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Exploit - to prevent plenty of mostly exploited vulnerabilities.
McShield - to prevent infections spread by removable media.
Unchecky - to prevent from installing additional foistware, implemented in legitimate installations.
FiheHippo.com Update Checker - to keep your programs up-to-date.
Adblock - to surf the web without annoying ads!

Post-cleanup procedures:

Download DelFix by Xplode and save it to your desktop.
  • Run the tool by right click on the
    icon and Run as administrator option.
  • Make sure that these ones are checked:
    • Remove disinfection tools
    • Purge system restore
    • Reset system settings
  • Push Run and wait until the tool completes his work.
  • All tools we used should be gone. Tool will create an report for you (C:\DelFix.txt)
The tool will also record healthy state of registry and make a backup using ERUNT program in %windir%\ERUNT\DelFix
Tool deletes old system restore points and create a fresh system restore point after cleaning.

My help is free for everybody.
If you're happy with the help provided and/or wish to buy me a beer for the assistance you received, then you can consider a donation:
Thank you!​

Stay safe,
TwinHeadedEagle :)