IE 6 and SP2



I run XP Home and IE 6 with all updates.
I installed SP2 and all seemed ok till I tried Internet Connection Dialup.
The dialup did not dial up, no dialup sounds and no connection. I did a
restore to prior SP2 install, and dial up worked ok. So if I reinstall SP2
how do I get dialup to work ?
Many thanks in advance.

Jan Il

Hi dave :)

Cannot connect to net after installing SP2

It's very likely that the install of SP2 unearthed hijackware which remained
hidden in SP1, and that it's the hijackware causing your connection to drop

You may have a hijacker, malware, spyware or other scumware on your system
causing this problem. Thus, in addition to running your updated anti-virus
program, you should do the following to be sure none of these are present on
your system. Although you may have already run one or more of the programs,
please do so again according to the instructions below. Be aware that, some
very aggressive and damaging variants of malware can replicate themselves
repeatedly, or mutate, if not removed properly. Please follow all
instructions carefully to be sure your system is thoroughly cleaned

Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites:
Be sure to run CWShredder here

and AdAware and Spybot.
Download the newest version of HiJackThis here:
(or Spybot - Search and Destroy DSO Exploit Fix 1.3.1 TX)

Also visit these two sites to test for parasites and help basic cleaning:

On-Line Check


Quick-Fix Protocol.

Basically, throw everything here at your "infection".

And be sure to use the HijackThis. Please DO NOT post your log to this
newsgroup, but to the HiJackThis Support Forums below:
the Aumha HiJackThis Forum

or Bleeping Computer Forum

to allow the experts there to evaluate your log and advise you of the
necessary steps to clean your system.

(Note: To avoid having your log deleted or ignored, you *must* do the two
things listed here:

(1) Don't post a HijackThis log until you have already done preliminary
scanning of your system for parasites. I recommend you go to QuickFix page
on this site - - and run all steps
indicated, exactly as specified. Make the HJT log your last step, then post
to one of the sites above if you are still having problems.
(2) In your post, please specify what precleaning you have done, and specify
the problem that is prompting you to run this log in the first place.)

Also this program searches for hidden .dlls that recreate the malware.
About Buster:

CAUTION!!!!! Before you try to remove spyware using any of the programs
below, download a copy of LSPFIX from any of the following sites:
(if your OS is Win2k or XP) The process of removing certain malware may kill
your internet connection. If this should occur, this program, LSPFIX, will
enable you to regain your connection.

You should also get a copy of WINSOCKXPFIX available at:
WinsockXP Fix- WinXP
with instructions, at
From LavaSoft- all versions of Windows-
(NOTE: It is reported that in XP SP2, the command netsh winsock reset
will fix this problem without the need for these programs.)

or ........

Winsock Fix Utility


Courtesy of Jim Byrd -

Download, from Trend Micro, here: along with the latest pattern
file, here:
Be sure to read the "How-to" info here:
You might also want to get Art's updater, SYS-UP.Zip, here for future
updating of these:
(If you download and use the updater from the beginning, it will
automatically handle downloading the other files. Place them in a dedicated
folder after appropriate unzipping, and then run. This scan may take a long
time, as Sysclean is VERY extensive and thorough

NOTE: If you can not download these programs from the Internet, if your PC
has CD read capabilities, go to another computer with CD-ROM burning
capabilities. Create a folder on the hard drive of the other computer called
HOLD, download the programs to that folder, then burn that folder to a CD.
Copy the HOLD folder to your HD and then install the programs from there
and run them. After you have IE access again, update all programs where
possible to get the latest definitions and run them again in Safe Mode to be
sure there are no lingering items on the system.

If these steps do not resolve your problem, or you need help with the above,
please post back to this thread with the details and any error messages.

Hope this helps

Jan :)
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