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Windows XP has some freaky stuff.

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Today has been a long day. I've noticed that when I used Google or Ask.com, my web browser would be redirected to another page besides the one I chose and it really got frustrating and when I clicked on my external drive it said recycler not found, but when I went to Explore, I could get into the drive. I downloaded Smitfraudfix to see if there were any problems or viruses in the registry, and that's when the problems started getting worse. I told it to check for problems and a message said that I was being hacked by a DNS and an ip address, not really sure what that was and I could no longer get online. I restarted and then my graphics, System Restore, internet, I.E., and Outlook, all started having problems and saying everything was "Access Denied", so I did a virus scan, nothing came up. What I thought was really strange was I checked the network and it was gone, and I found a back way to get to I.E., but kept getting errors that it couldn't connect to the internet and I couldn't get on MSN Live, but I could get on another type of chat messenger, and no other, which makes no sense whatsoever. I then checked the internet drivers, I saw that only one was in the list (out of 4), I tried getting those files on there, no success. And Windows XP is having problems everywhere and it's not even working. I admit I've downloaded some torrents (a very very good reason you guys, I never did it once besides this time because I was trying to save this other drive.)

I'm using Xubuntu as a spare (thank goodness I have this installed.) So guys, is XP gone or is there still hope?
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It is possible that you may have a Malware issue. Malware advice can only be given by Staff Members and such subjects can only be discussed in the Malware Forums. START HERE...and post a new topic stating your problems HERE (No where else). When you get a clean bill of health from the Malware Staff, if you are still having problems, come back to This topic. Someone will be more than happy to assist you.
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