Qhost or something else??

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Blobby J Blobdom, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Howdo,

    For the last couple of days nobody on our network can see

    Just get a "Page cannot be displayed error'

    We have an ADSL connection to a Win2K server, then Win2K clients are
    connecting thru DHCP.

    Have patched everything with Microsoft Update, and read and follow
    security bulletins wrt to Qhost which was my first thought for this.
    Still same problem though :-(

    Have scanned with Ad-Aware, which didnt find much.

    We CAN see sites such as google, yahoo, altavista, just NOT msn.co.uk

    Any clues???

    Thanks :)
    Blobby J Blobdom, Oct 9, 2003
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    Boomer Guest

    What is in your Hosts file?

    I can't get to http://www.msn.co.uk/ because of something in my Hosts
    file having to do with this:
    Boomer, Oct 9, 2003
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  3. Only thing in hosts file is.... localhost
    Blobby J Blobdom, Oct 10, 2003
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    Brian H¹© Guest

    Blobby J Blobdom said:
    No that is the Hosts.sam file, a sample file.
    If you don't have a file called Hosts (no extension) in that same folder , then
    you don't have a Hosts file.
    Brian H¹©, Oct 10, 2003
  5. No, that IS my hosts file.....

    Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

    27/09/2002 01:03 <DIR> .
    27/09/2002 01:03 <DIR> ..
    29/08/2002 13:00 734 hosts <===== THIS FILE!
    29/08/2002 13:00 3,683 lmhosts.sam
    29/08/2002 13:00 407 networks
    29/08/2002 13:00 799 protocol
    29/08/2002 13:00 7,116 services
    5 File(s) 12,739 bytes

    Blobby J Blobdom, Oct 10, 2003
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    nemo Guest

    You've had this argument before and you were wrong then and you are
    wrong now. On this system and another that I checked yesterday (both
    win2k) there is the file host (yes that's host with no extension)
    with the only entry: localhost.


    nemo, Oct 10, 2003
  7. Blobby J Blobdom

    Boomer Guest


    Are you still having problems?

    If so read through these links:

    Or click: http://makeashorterlink.com/?M1B332226
    Trojan.Qhosts Removal Tool

    Security Update for Microsoft Internet Explorer October 3, 2002

    "Are You Trying To Get To Google?"

    HiJack This
    Boomer, Oct 11, 2003
  8. Used the Symantec Qhosts removal tool - it found nothing.

    Ive got all MS patches.

    I CAN get other search engines - google,altavista,lycos,etc

    Just NOT msn.co.uk!!!

    Its weird....

    <scratches head>
    Blobby J Blobdom, Oct 13, 2003
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    Boomer Guest

    Will it work if you enter this?

    Have you cleaned out your cache, history, temp etc. files?
    Boomer, Oct 13, 2003
  10. Blobby J Blobdom, Oct 13, 2003
  11. Blobby J Blobdom

    Boomer Guest

    I went here to get the address http://www.canufly.net/~georgegg/dns/
    You said you scanned with Ad-Aware. What version and do you have the
    newest Ad-Aware ref file?

    Have you tried these?

    SpybotSD Aims for the dialers, trojans, hijackers and
    security/privacy issues.

    Spyware Blaster

    A-spy For trojans hiding in startup entries.

    HiJack This
    Boomer, Oct 13, 2003
  12. Using Ad-Aware 6.0 build 6.181
    Ref File is 01R225, dated 13th Oct
    Just done a fresh scan.
    Tried this too. Just grabbing the others to try them....
    Blobby J Blobdom, Oct 14, 2003
  13. And they've drawn a blank too.

    Blobby J Blobdom, Oct 14, 2003
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    Boomer Guest

    What did "HiJack This" report?
    Boomer, Oct 14, 2003
  15. AHA!

    Now we're getting somewhere!!

    Our W2K server is setup to provide local DNS.

    However, changing DNS lookup to use DNS over at our ISP instead and
    BINGO! we get a result!

    So its obvious the DNS on our box this end is stuffed.

    As a temporary measure we'll use the ISP's DNS until I can take some
    action on the server at the weekend.

    Thanks for all your help!!!


    Blobby J Blobdom, Oct 15, 2003
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