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Computer (XP) Sends Packets, But Does Not Receive Any

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thedon23, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've posted on a number of tech forums, but have gotten no help. So I thought I'd ask my BHW friends.

    The other day I downloaded a torrent, and I guess this torrent was infected with Rogue (Internet Security 2010). Basically it doesn't let you open anything, and tries to trick you into buying their security program.

    Anyways, I read on the web that I should use MalwareBytes to remove this, and I did just that.

    Rebooted my computer, and now I cannot connect to the internet successfully.

    Under "Wireless Connections", it says "Not Connected", but when I click on the connection from the toolbar, it shows that I am sending packets, but NOT receiving any. I've tried doing a system restore; doesn't fix the problem.

    Anybody have any suggestions?

    PS. Internet works on all other computers in my house; just not this computer.

    Thanks in advance guys
     
  2. pyronaut

    pyronaut Executive VIP

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    Does it work if you plug a cable into the back of it?
     
  3. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Yes it does.
     
  4. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    Have you tried a "System Restore Point"?
     
  5. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Yes I have. VVV

     
  6. mrodriguezo

    mrodriguezo Registered Member

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    Here some ideas:

    1) Search "rogue virus" in google (I found a related page inside howtogeek, but could not post it here due BHW moderated posts :()


    2) If the Lan card is working ok, you must focus looking solutions just for your wi-fi, so:


    - Take a look into Admin Tools -> Event Viewer and take a look for hw - app. errors

    - Search the errors and try to find some solutions in Microsoft Technet page / Google (forums, etc)

    - If your OS is original, just ask for Microsoft support. They haven't the best support, but sometimes they could help


    3) Another idea:

    - Also try to uninstall the Wi-Fi drivers, use CCleaner for cleaning your computer (registry and files) and reinstall clean Wi-Fi driver
     
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  7. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Thanks so far everyone. I think I've read over 200 threads of people having "similar" problems. Followed instructions, and so far, no luck. :/
     
  8. chuckrm

    chuckrm Registered Member

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    Have you tried ComboFix? It solves my problem or clients' problems all the time.
     
  9. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    I'd just backup all your music and needed files and to an advanced system restore, which will restore factory settings.

    And before you load it back on, scan the external hard drive or USB or whatever your using.
     
  10. voyevoda

    voyevoda Regular Member Premium Member

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    The packets being sent are DHCP broadcasts. Your computer is looking for a local DHCP server (generally, your router) to send it back an IP address, a gateway address, and the addresses of some DNS servers.