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BTW, following the instructions below from Microsoft is what fixed my network connection. It looks like doing an inplace reinstallation of the original XP on top of the service pack can disable the network connection and the wizard.
If you cannot reinstall SP1, verify that the Objectname string value is set to LocalSystem in the following registry subkey:
After you do this, delete the following registry subkeys. These subkeys on a Windows XP-based computer that does not have SP1 installed can cause the symptoms that this article describes:
To delete these keys, follow these steps.
Note This procedure includes steps to back up the registry keys before you modify them.
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
4. On the File menu, click Export.
5. In the File Name box, type exported rasman key, and then click Save.
6. In the RasMan key, locate and then click the ObjectName string value.
If this value is not set to LocalSystem, follow these steps:
a. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
b. In the Value data box, type LocalSystem, and then click OK.
7. Locate and then double-click the following key in the registry:
8. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
9. Click Yes to confirm that you want to delete the selected registry key.
10. Repeat steps 7 to 9 to delete the following registry key:
11. Quit registry editor, and then restart your computer.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 10:09 PM
Thanks for your help.
Posted 10 November 2005 - 10:18 PM
Here are some tips, to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future, I strongly recommend installing the following applications:
Detect and Remove Programs:
- How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
- How to use Spybot to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
- Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
- Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
- IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
- MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
- Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
- AntiVirus Program<= An AntiVirus program is a must! Whether it is a free version like AVG or Anti-Vir, or a paid product like NOD32 or Kapersky, this is a must have.
- Firewall<= A firewall is definatley a must have. Two good free versions are Sygate and Kerio.
- More Secure Browser<= Internet Explorer is not the most secure and best browser. There are safer and better alternatives available. I recommend Firefox or Opera
And also see TonyKlein's good advice
So how did I get infected in the first place? and AntiSpyware Net's spyware article: Spyware, Adware, Malware: What it is, how it got on my computer, how to get rid of it, and how to prevent it.
Posted 10 November 2005 - 10:18 PM
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