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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:03 PM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:10 PM
edit - whats the name of the LAN cable connection usually on device manager?
so far ive only got
Intel centrino wireless n 1030
microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter
microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter 2
realtek pcie gbe family controler
Edited by ypkx, 05 July 2012 - 04:12 PM.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:14 PM
gbe is GigaBit Ethernet so that would be your LAN connection. I would download the drivers from your PC Maker's website and see if that helps.
The main thing I see is that we didn't have this registry key:
Is it there yet?
What does ipconfig /all say now?
Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:10 AM
Thats exactly what I have done! But the computer didnt seem to like the file I installed for it. So I gave up and reset the whole computer back to factory settings and this had reinstalled all original files. I had forgotten HP had a recovery manager. The sick computer is now all up and running again!
I really do appreciate all the help you had given me! I've learnt a lot in the process, thanks for coming to my rescue ! Keep up the good work!
Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:22 AM
Make sure you get all of your Windows updates right away. In IE, Tools or Security then Windows Updates. The recovered version of windows will be about 100 security updates behind so don't wait for automatic updates to download them. In IE, Tools or Security then Windows Updates or go to windowsupdate.microsoft.com
If it came with McAfee or Norton preinstalled and you won't be using them then after you uninstall them run their respective uninstallers:
Download the McAfee Removal tool
Download the norton removal tool
You probably will not have the latest Java . Get the latest at:
Save it to your PC then close all browsers and install it. Note on Java and Firefox. For some reason Java does not remove old consoles from Firefox. Any time you update Java you should do Firefox, Add-ons, Extensions and disable any old Java Consoles
They will look like: Java Console 6.xx. The xx corresponds to the update number. When they switch to 7 update 0 then it will be Java Console 7.
Multiple Java Consoles will slow down the Firefox boot. After any change to Firefox or its extension you should run Speedyfox. (Mentioned later.)
Also go into Control Panel, Add/Remove Software and remove any old versions (which may call themselves: Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, J2RE, J2SE)
Also make sure you have the latest versions of any adobe.com products you use like Shockwave, Flash or Acrobat.
To help keep your programs up-to-date you should download and run the UpdateChecker:
(You don't need to download Betas and if there is a program you don't use you can just uninstall it rather than update it. You can right click on the updatechecker icon (looks like a downward green arrowhead) and select Settings and tell it no betas. If you don't use MSN Messenger I would not upgdate it. MS installs a bunch of stuff when you do. You can tell the program to not show you that update.)
If you use Firefox or Chome then get the AdBlock Plus Add-on. WOT (Web of Trust) is another you might want to try.
The equivalent to AdBlock Plus for IE is called Simple Adblock and you should install it too: Adhttp://simple-adblock.com/
If Firefox is slow loading make sure it only has the current Java add-on. Then download and run Speedy Fox.
http://www.crystalidea.com/speedyfox . Click on Speedup my Firefox. When it finishes click on Exit.
Be warned: If you use Limewire, utorrent or any of the other P2P programs you will almost certain be coming back to the Malware Removal forum. If you must use P2P then submit any files you get to http://virustotal.com before you open them.
If you have a router, log on to it today and change the default password! If using a Wireless router you really should be using encryption on the link. Use the strongest (newest) encryption method that your router and PC wireless adapter support especially if you own a business. See http://www.king5.com...-120637284.html and http://www.seattlepi...ted-1344185.php for why encryption is important. If you don't know how, visit the router maker's website. They all have detailed step by step instructions or a wizard you can download.
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