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A fake trojan antivirus wiped out my ability to access the internet using both i.e. and firefox. The fake program has been removed and now I want to reestablish the connection to the internet using i.e.and firfox. What should I do?

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Hello tnelson777,

Here's a procedure for downloading the Firefox setup file using FTP in a windows command prompt. The download takes a long time but it works just fine:

•Open a command prompt in Windows
-Click Start (lower left-hand corner)
-Click Run
-Type: cmd
-Click OK
(Maximize the command prompt window)

•Change to the root directory:
-Type: cd /d c:\ <Enter Key>

•Enter The Following FTP Commands at the command prompt:
-ftp releases.mozilla.org <Enter Key>
-User...: anonymous <Enter Key>
-Password: <Enter Key>
-cd pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.6.6/win32/en-US <Enter Key>
-binary <Enter Key>
-get Firefox Setup 3.6.6.exe <Enter Key>

*This will download the FireFox Setup file - takes a long time using ftp*

•When the download is finished, type 'bye' to exit the FTP program. The setup file can be used to install Firefox. The file name is: 'Firefox Setup 3.6.6.exe' and it's located on the c: drive.

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Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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If there is any other software (that your system came with) that was wiped use your recovery disk...now go to start/all programs/accessories/system tools/system restore...you will pick a date (approx 1-2 month ago) restore to earlier date...pick a date click ok...the system will shut / reboot up again and prompt you do wish to continue you must click ok (yes) to the restore date..try your ie or ff

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