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Selective Internet Access

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Xaos, May 16, 2010.

  1. Xaos

    Xaos Flightless Bird

    Recently, my internet access for Internet Explorer and other programs
    was shut off. At first I thought it was a virus, but then I realized
    that some programs have access and some do not. Here is a list:

    Program that have internet Access:

    Thunderbird, Firefox, Active Sync, Teamviewer, Logmein, Avira

    Programs that Don't have internet Access:

    Internet Explorer, Napster, Rhapsody, Symantec Live Update, Google
    Chrome, Opera

    I don't think it'd a virus, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions would be
    greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    Chaz
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Running WinXP SP2 or SP3 or...?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?


    Xaos wrote:
    > Recently, my internet access for Internet Explorer and other programs
    > was shut off. At first I thought it was a virus, but then I realized
    > that some programs have access and some do not. Here is a list:
    >
    > Program that have internet Access:
    >
    > Thunderbird, Firefox, Active Sync, Teamviewer, Logmein, Avira
    >
    > Programs that Don't have internet Access:
    >
    > Internet Explorer, Napster, Rhapsody, Symantec Live Update, Google
    > Chrome, Opera
    >
    > I don't think it'd a virus, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions would be
    > greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >
    > Chaz
     
  3. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Xaos wrote:
    > Recently, my internet access for Internet Explorer and other programs
    > was shut off. At first I thought it was a virus, but then I realized
    > that some programs have access and some do not. Here is a list:
    >
    > Program that have internet Access:
    >
    > Thunderbird, Firefox, Active Sync, Teamviewer, Logmein, Avira
    >
    > Programs that Don't have internet Access:
    >
    > Internet Explorer, Napster, Rhapsody, Symantec Live Update, Google
    > Chrome, Opera
    >
    > I don't think it'd a virus, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions would be
    > greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >
    > Chaz


    It's a virus that's blocking tools that it doesn't like. Not a very smart
    virus, but a virus nonetheless.
     
  4. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Xaos wrote:
    > Recently, my internet access for Internet Explorer and other programs
    > was shut off. At first I thought it was a virus, but then I realized
    > that some programs have access and some do not. Here is a list:
    >
    > Program that have internet Access:
    >
    > Thunderbird, Firefox, Active Sync, Teamviewer, Logmein, Avira
    >
    > Programs that Don't have internet Access:
    >
    > Internet Explorer, Napster, Rhapsody, Symantec Live Update, Google
    > Chrome, Opera
    >
    > I don't think it'd a virus, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions would be
    > greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >
    > Chaz


    What happens if you go to Firefox and try to download MBAM ?

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    Are you stopped from reaching the site ?

    If so, then there is malware involved.

    Paul
     

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