Last week, i noticed while at a computer lab at my local college someone who was getting a spam of a virus protection that the computer should have. Sortly after, it would not let the guy use the internet and proceeded to give a window saying that the pc has been hijacked. I figured this was some strange virus.
Yesturday, i got attacked by that same virus, or so i think it is a virus. Figuring what was coming, i went into task manager and stopped the rogue program from running anymore. This did fix my problem, but now i was left without the ability to use the internet. I tried turning off and on the pc, and the program came back up. I then used windows defender to go into the startup list and removed the program that was causing the problem, and proceeded to the provided link windows defender gave me and deleted the location of the program. Everything started to work properly, but i could not access the internet. Sorta. I could pull up an instant messager and talk to my friend about this, but i could not access the internet direction with internet explorer. I tried to use the window's repair connection program when you right click the internet connection on the system bar, but it stopped because it could not register the dns server. Giving up, i called it a night and turned off my pc.
This morning i turned it back on with the same internet problem. I did the repair again, and this time it registered with the dns server. Only problem is that it has a 192.168 kind of ip address.
I went off to college today with Avast!, my anti virus, running a scan.
Is there anything else i can do to fix this problem? I haven't been able to access the internet till i got to college today.
I run Windows XP with Avast! antivirus and Windows Defender.