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Old 02-15-2006, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi,
i have problem connecting to msn since last night. i installed avast antivirus last night and i suppose this is a problem. but now i uninstalled avast, and i still can't connect to msn. i tried checking connection in msn options, and when it comes to ports, it says there is a problem. can someone help me please.

btw, i'm not sure if i posted this in right forum, if not, please move it where it belongs.
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why did you install and uninstall avast?
keep antivirus installed at all times.
are you connected to internet via cable or dial-up?
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i uninstalled it to check whether it is causing problems with msn. i installed it again when i saw that msn still doesn't work.

i'm using cable internet

and, is there any solution for this thing

may i delete pagefile.sys, avast says it's infected?
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no, pagefile.sys is an important file for windows. It is needed for windows to run.

http://www.techadvice.com/win2000/p/page-file_w2k.htm

have you tried downloading other versions of msn, or tried using windows messenger?

if those dont work, download Trillian IM - www.trillian.com
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oops wrong site...

http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i don't care for msn so much, but i am afraid that there are still viruses on my comp, because msn doesn't work. and i tried doing another scan an hour ago, and avast found same viruses that were here last night (e.g. win32ssr.exe) and which i deleted.
and i had another weird problem, i restarted computer and, i couldn't open my connection, i clicked on it, and nothing happened. i opened network connections, and there wasn't my connection, just some lan connection that was running! i immediately turned off pc, turned it back on, and my connection was there. i don't know what' s happening, but i don't like it.
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good job

you deleted that win32ssr.exe, your a hero

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/star...exe-14291.html
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yep, but it's coming back. whyyy?
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must be a bad virus.

try other antivirus, always good having two or three installed!

Panda antivirus and Trend Micro offer free online scans, try those:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://www.pandasoftware.com/product...ACHEHINT=Guest
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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thanks, will try these.

and now i remembered one more problem, i can't open certain sites, while others work normally. what kind of thing could cause this. (and i know for sure that these sites that i can't open are working normally).
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