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I faced the following problem at a client's and wasn't able to resolve it:
The client has only 2 PCs networked directly with a cross cable. Both running Windows XP SP2 on a P4 chipset MoBo.

Till few days ago both were working fine but one was with a standby HDD since their original HDD had gone for some repairs/replacement etc. 2 Days ago, OS was reinstalled on the replacement HDD with needed drivers and s/w etc and PC is working fine now.

Networking is also okay. File Sharing is fine too. Able to ping from each other. The other PC has a naviscope proxy which also has 2 LAN cards, one local and other connected to cable isp. Now in the first PC's browser, if I set to the port required by naviscope (81), I get a ''Waiting for www.google.com'' for an instant and then a page could not be found error message.

I tried changing the proxy to ccproxy and still the same problem. I am wondering what I am missing. Is there some setting I forgot to do on the non-proxy PC? If pinging and local networking is okay, then should it not be able to connect to the net just given the proxy address?

Both have the ips as 192.168.0.3 / 255.255.255.0 and 192.168.0.4 / 255.255.255.0 respectively and no dns entries as the dns on the proxy PC is a different network (172.16.x.x)

Can anyone throw some light where am I going wrong? I feel there is some malware on the proxy PC. Since analogx proxy setup file just fails to run without any error message and IE sometimes starts very slowly. Can it be the reason for this?

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  • Deboo Geek Jan 04, 2009

    There's no hosts file under windows\system32 directory but one is there under windows\system32\drivers\etc and it seems normal, no additions etc.


  • Deboo Geek Jan 06, 2009

    Well, whatever the problem was, most probably malware, it got solved by system restore on both the PCs. Thanks for trying to help.


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Maybe you need to check host file in windows system 32 directory to fix it

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  • hopkinzer jay Jan 06, 2009

    then probably your system seems to be infected you can also try to disable any addons on browser
    use online scanner
    housecall.trendmicro.com/



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