IMON blocking all internet traffic on WinXP

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  1. fGunner

    fGunner Registered Member

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    Hi!

    I tried to search the board for this problem, but didn't find anything (exept something related to Win9x). So after hearing and reading so much praise of NOD32 I downloaded and installed it, but after rebooting, I couldn't connect to the internet at all. Windows showed that there were traffic, but I couldn't connect to any web pages. Also the NOD32's update couldn't connect, it only gave a windows socket error. I don't have any other virus scanners nor firewall software installed, even Windows' own firewall is disabled. I'm using cable modem to connect to internet. Also, if I have NOD32 running, but terminate IMON, the internet connection works normally. Just disabling it doesn't do anything.
     
  2. linney

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    Have you checked this option in Imon setup and tried the Repair Now button?


    The option "automatically detect and repair changes in network configuration" is checked by default to prevent potential incompatibilties with other programs. If a change in Winsock Layered Service Providers hierarchy is detected, IMON will automatically repair the necessary settings at Windows startup when NOD32 is initialized. This process may take several seconds.
     
  3. fGunner

    fGunner Registered Member

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    Yes, I tried that too, but it didn't seem to have any effect. Thanks for the idea though.
     
  4. linney

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    I read this in Langalist the other day.

    "Another Fix For Broken Internet Connections

    Fred, I had a client with a XP home PC with weird TCPIP
    problems. All the usual TCPIP fixes failed. Then I tried this
    program that fixes damaged Winsock entries
    http://members.shaw.ca/techcd/VB_Projects/WinsockFix.zip
    Worked like a charm! ---Alan M. Kaplan

    Thanks, Alan. "WinSockFix" works to rebuild/repair part of the Internet
    connection plumbing that can be damaged if Internet-enabled software is
    incorrectly or incompletely removed. These days, the damage seems to
    happen most often when people use various spyware-remover tools to rip
    out malware such as NewDotNet, WebHancer and CommonName. More info:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=WinsockFix%2Ezip

    BTW, if the "WinSockFix" site is busied out, a similar tool is available
    at http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm "


    Again I don't know if it applies to you, but I pass it on.
     
  5. fGunner

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    Thank you BIG linney, for the link. The WinsockFix fixed the problem, and now I'm connected WITH IMON running. A HUGE thank you.
     
  6. geekboy2000

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    One app that absolutely results in such a symptom/conflict with connectivity after a NOD32 v2 install is SpamSubtract. The issue can be solved by either uninstalling SpamSubtract before installing NOD32, or by running the "lspfix" utility (mentioned by linney), and using the dialog/expert options to "remove" the SpSubLSP.dll winsock layer. Is there a way to have them co-exist? I have no idea, but at least either of the two methods above will restore connectivity after a NOD32 install.
     
  7. Kym

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    "I don't have any other virus scanners nor firewall software installed, even Windows' own firewall is disabled"

    You really should have a firewall running, even if just the Windows one, after you fix the problems you mention, which you seem to have done. It's like playing with fire without one, you will get burned one day.
     
  8. geekboy2000

    geekboy2000 Registered Member

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    It may be that the original poster is behind a router. At least in my experience, the security provided by the router firewall is pretty darn good.
     
  9. fGunner

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    Yeah, I know I should have a firewall installed, but I was just trying to isolate the problem and disabling all network related software one after another to find out what was causing the problem.

    I'll be a good boy and insall one now :).
     
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