I was infected with a Fake Alert program that displayed pop-up warnings about files being infected and displayed Viagra and porn sites on my browser (Internet Explorer8 version 8.0.6001.18720IC). I ran McAfee virus scan (version 13.5, dat version 6115.0000, engine version 5400.1158) which quarantined three FakeAlert-SpyPro programs. I also ran "net pause winmgmt" which appeared to provide no help. I also ran the McAfee GetSusp tool which identified some "unknown" files. In addition I ran Stinger (version 10.1.0.1048, data file V/1000) which only showed the number of clean files.
After going through this process I no longer experience any pop-up windows however I am unable to keep an Internet connection with 3 of the 4 users assigned in Windows XP professional-service pack 3. How might I fix this problem of the Internet not being available to most of the users when signing in?
Thanks for your helpMessage was edited by: jepsmp on 9/24/10 2:35:56 PM CDT
You may also want to reset your IE settings to the default settings under Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Reset>Apply
If you don't have any success try to download onto a USB stick from a non infected computer the following program and rename the download and installation files to something you can easily remember. When you rename the files you can usually get the program installed as malware will not recognize these files as a threatto them. Check for the latest updates and run the program and let it clean everything it finds and reboot the computer if prompted to do so.
Let us know if this resolves your issue(s)
I hope now you dont get any spyware popups, For your Internet Connection Even After you reset you can get your connection back , You can Check under Internet Properties .
Click on Start---> Run ---> Type inetcpl.cpl or Open the Ineternet explorer , Click on Tools on the top Right hand Corner and click on Internet Options.
it will bring you the Internet Properties.
Under Internet Properties, Click on Connections on the Top, and Click on Lan Settings at the Bottom.
Make sure that "use a proxy server for your local LAN" is unchecked.if it is checked uncheck it and close the internet Explorer
and Re-open it you will be able to on online. Try this and send your reply.
Thanks for the help. I am now able to stay connected to the Internet on all four user accounts after I unchecked "use a proxy server" under the LAN settings. In testing the connection I opened Internet Explorer 8 and was successful under two user accounts but the other two user accounts indicated ad ons were not compatible and brought me to a program called "Windows Powershell". After running "Windows Powershell" I am still unable to open Internet Explorer under two of the user accounts but I am maintaining my Internet connection. Any idea what might be wrong?