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No browsers work after removing alureon rootkit

Last response: in Windows XP
October 12, 2010 4:06:14 AM

Hi all, posting this from my iPhone. i was hoping someone could help me with some problems.

I recently was infected with and removed Alureon, the browser hijacking rootkit. I downloaded and ran Kaspersky's tdsskiller tool and it appears to have worked.

However, since having the tool "cure" the infected file, I have not been able to use any Internet browsers. I get error 105 when using Chrome. I KNOW I have Internet working on my machine because I can still use Steam. I think some http configuration may have been corrupted, and system restore doesn't work.

I greatly appreciate any help. I was unable to find anything like this that offered any help.
October 13, 2010 4:32:30 PM

I think I've found the solution, apparently my DNS settings were screwed up after removal. I will keep this section up in case this doesn't work (I won't be able to try for a while) or someone else has this issue.
October 13, 2010 8:58:16 PM

Done and done. This was it. My DNS box was empty.