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Can virus/malware change my ip?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by wannabie, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    My laptop has started to run shit - I tried to get onto BBC iplayer and it said I wasn't able to watch as I wasn't in UK.

    I then notice some of my cpa link are not working so I check whatsmyip.org and everything is saying Im in Poland? ?? Erm Im not lol Im in UK

    I reboot router and everything but its all saying my IP is polish?


    Please help
     
  2. Dadelius

    Dadelius Regular Member

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    Check your settings in your browser to see if its going through a proxy.

    I've been fighting with some nasty bugs all week.

    I grabbed a 30 day trial of one called Vipre and it's actually a really good Antivirus. Might have to pick it up when my trial runs out.
     
  3. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    I did use foxyproxy but I didnt have much joy with it, but thats the only proxy thing I was using for the moment.

    Its saying it with Google Chrome or Firefox though, everything as Polish ip?
     
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    Yep. My fan kept going all mental. Turned out I had a nasty rootkit that was using my internet as a proxy so someone could use my PC remotly.
     
  5. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    How did you fix it?
     
  6. dvdvids

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    Have you tried running "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware"? Maybe it will help and there's a free version if you goo-gle it.;)
     
  7. Dadelius

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    My virus fight this week.

    I used malwarebytes (didn't find anything)

    Norton, found it, deleted it, next scan....found it again... and so on. at 5 hours each scan this was a pain in the ass.

    Mcafee found some, not all (I wasn't impressed)

    Adaware (actually worked pretty decent, but couldn't get my system clean either)

    Vipre - 30 day trial, got everything (the other anti virus programs agreed) but firewall is a bit touchy... seems to think quite a few sites are "malicious" BHW excluded... go figure!


    Hope you get yours straightened out. I know how time consuming it can be trying to get rid of some of these trojans/virus programs...

    Good luck!
     
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  8. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    I am trying out Vipre at the moment to see what comes up, I have tried pretty much the same as you to be honest so this is last resort!
     
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    sound like you need combofix its free
     
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    have you checked your ie proxy settings sometimes that might be an issue if there's a proxy set there also have you tried scanning with avira it's free works well for being free you could also try avast both are good both are free
     
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    nice :)
     
  13. wannabie

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    Now to work out what made it do it :)