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I have been infected by a virus that changed my browser's proxy. This was apparently (part of) internet.exe. I have removed this, and any associated files I could find. But I'm still having connection issues. I fixed it in my browsers (resetting proxies), but any other programs that connect to the internet are having connection problems, including windows update.

Does anybody know how I can reset all proxies? Or are there any registry keys or other programs associated with Internet.exe?

I'm on W7 by the way.

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I found the problem.. Seems like I forgot to change the proxy on IE as well. – Simon Verbeke Jun 14 '11 at 16:41
You can put this as an answer and accept it in two days. – slhck Jun 14 '11 at 17:13
Its an important note that the Internet Explorer connection options are actually the Windows connection options. So what appear to be the IE options are the global default for your operating system. – jcrawfordor Jun 14 '11 at 17:20
@jcrawfordor: Thanks! Didn't know that. @slhck: I'm gonna add it as an answer as soon as I can ;) – Simon Verbeke Jun 14 '11 at 17:30
up vote 1 down vote accepted

If it was a virus the most simple way to fix this is by doing a simple "System Restore" this will take the computer back to a day you know the computer was working.

This can be done by:

  • Start
  • Search (Little box below "All Programes")
  • System Restore

Long Way if XP or less -

  • Start
  • All Programes
  • Accessories
  • System Tools
  • System Restore

Follow the on screen instructions, then pick a date you know the computer was working. This will clean the registery issues and fix most system issues. Remember to run a virus scan after. Simple AVG's Free Version would be ok just to give it a test.

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