Thursday, December 22, 2005

Denial of Service

Hi all..
Something irritating...
In my pc, I got both win98 and winXP installed.
And sometime for like 3 months, I dint have any anti-virus software on my machine, but I was using the internet as usual. And when I finally installed anti-virus and scanned my machine, it had some 500 viruses, worms, trojans and lot of variants. I cleaned up the system.Now this a bit of history
I find that in XP, when I connect to the net(I still use a dial-up connection), it connects, but doesn't let me do anything with the connection, as in if i try to go to any website, I would get the message,"please connect to internet" or so. Even yahoo messenger and MSN messenger were not connecting, while I am connected to the net.
Strangely , when i reboot and startup in win98 and connect ot net, I would be perfectly able to browse, my chat client also would connect, et, al.
So I dint bother as somehow I am able to access the net. But, you see, win98 is not something I would call cool, when compared to XP.
I think my winXP is screwed up by some zombie virus, which uses up all the internet resources, Something like a Denial of service attack, I guess.
So anyone knows what my way out is? I have not gotten expert help yet. Thought of asking you guys before doing that....
Any solutions....
And yeah..thanks in advance.
Byee

P.S.:Am listening to the song "Uyirin Uyire" from Kaakha Kaakha now....Aaaaaaah..what a song...esp. KK's voice is too good. An all time favourite of mine...
And by the way, Coimbatore is kinda lovely in the mornings nowadays with heavy mist...Visibility is reduced though....but a sight to relish as soon as you look out of your bedroom window first thing after you wake up....

27 comments:

Vivek said...

Oh!cbe is lovely always...:-)

Sujit said...

So is bangalore... its cool weather. Well regarding... denial of service.. may be checkout if firewall is blocking..? or dont yet to think..

Nahuatl said...

Cool place! :) Get us some pics... can you? :) Thx!

Try using "Spybot - Search & Destroy" software. It's free. Its a good anti-spyware, but its not completely an anti-virus. Try Norton for that.
Install "Spybot - Search & Destroy" and update it's spyware list first. Then use it, and follow it's instructions religiously.

Besides update your XP with latest service packs and other latest patches.

Hope it works! :)

nridude said...

Eyes are glittering merrily if someone speaks about cbe...man..I miss that place..

Simple solution - Get a recovery disk and completely format it..start the new innings right away with a virus protection... believe me, its the best... last time when I got into your kinda trouble, I tried lot - cleaning registry, spywares etc., etc., but nothing worked as I wasn't smart than those spy programmers... ~!~

Gangadhar said...

All of kaakha kaakha songs are lovely...But I listned to it's telugu version's!!
And regarding the problem you mentioned...what nridude said is absolutely right..I hope that solves your problem..And how did you installed win98? Before or after the installation of winxp?

Sudarshan said...

Lol xp and 98 can behave like drunken idiots sometimes..its best u back up all your data,and format your hard disk regularly...and yea merry xmas and a happy new year!!!

DS said...

The unpredictability of Windows OS is highly predictable. :)

In ur case, just try to check all the standard stuff...internet settings, try another browser if possible. If that dosen't work, then the error must lie in the OS subsystem. Removing and installing TCP/IP could help. (Ckeck MS site on how to do this). If nothing works, we always have the format! But solving the problem would be a good learning experience :)

A Confused Soul said...

@ Thiruppavai - nice ones. Have lost touch with the paasurangal. It's only when I go home, that I hear to them from dad. Nice to know your interest in the same.

@ Cbe, had spent close to 2 months there last April-May, it was simply lovely there. Had a great time then. Hope someday can come there.

Now getting my posting for the next six-eight months - gonna be Hyd again!!! Sometime would wanna come to Cbe. Cheers.

nuagenvol said...

just switch to Mac OS X ! :)
namaste

abhi said...

hey div,ur blog rocks . but i just read too much .. keep up the good work .. change the name tho .

sathya said...

hi divvs,

there might be a problem that while repairing the virus/trojan the anti virus software would have screwed up certain importnant files.... happened many times in the college LAN too... the only solution that I have done is to remove XP and install it again... remember while upgrading any OS to Xp disable or uninstall the antivirus s/w first

Divya.B said...

Vivek>>yup as always..

Sudhir>>Hey Blore is also cool, but a lil in the colder side in terms of weather...i've not installed any ifrewall and have not activated windows firewall too..

Divya.B said...

Nayan>>No fotos until I buy a digicam..would try to get links though..
Spybot always running on my pc..and have the sp2 service pack too....

Saran>>miss cbe haan?take to trip to india:)
Ya am gonna format the the volume and reinstallxp...hope this shd work

Divya.B said...

Ganga>>oh i would like to listen in telugu too...but i wouldn understand much..even though my mother tongue is telugu, my telugu is kinda corrupted, and for me the important aspect of any song is its lyric:(
I installed 98 after xp...

Sudharshan>>ya am gonna do that...merry christmas and happy new year to you too...

Divya.B said...

Div>>lol about the first line..
I'd feel more secure if i formatted the volume and reinstall i guess...
(btw, cool, we share the same name:))

Narasimhan>>Thiruapavai, absolutely lovely right...You know after writing this post i've come to know so many friends also sharing the same interest..cool na..
Oh you did your summers here in cbe? in pepsi?
you gotta check out the place in december yaar..its good..so HYd its gonna be eh...good and all the best...

Divya.B said...

nuagenvol>>welcome to my blog...hmm...perhaps i shd try some other OS, but am not tht very comfy with MAC..btw, i shd change my machine , is it?if i need to switch to mac....
Au revoir

abhi>>am not gonna change the name "My experiments with life"....Mebbe it simply sounds geeky to you, but there is depth in it if u explore...

Sathya>>is it?I use avg...ne idea abt tht?wil keep in mind abt tht uninstalling anivirus...but neway i am gonna reformat the volme this time..

Divya.B said...

Guys, thanks a lot for all your help and guidance ...will keep u informed on what the status of my pc..
And thanks a lot again..

b a l a j i said...

When Chennai climate is itself pleasant I can imagine how nice it would be in Coimbatore.

The optimist from utopia said...

You blogged at 12:54 in the morning?? Well that tells the story of ur PC.. u must be real despo.. reformat the darn thing.. dats what I did after trying to resurrect my PC from the dead.. And yeah cbe looks awesome in Dec. Had come there a few years bak during the Xmas vacations..

sathya said...

hi divvs,
confirmed yes.... thats the problem AVG is the culprit... same thing was the problem back in hostel...go for McAFEE

Jagan said...

u already got some suggesstions ..but no one mentioned this - move to linux ...

Divya.B said...

balaji>>ya...well said....

Gokul>>hey am a night owl...my day begins after 10..am more active during tht time of the day...

sathya>>Oh is it...was always using tht...

jagan>>linux isnt as user friendly as win right?

kiranraj kamath said...

but now a days software companies prefer linux over windows if u r working in a java environment

Jagan said...

linux does hav gui apps which are pretty user friendly . AS for installation of linux - its been long since I installed but I guess it shouldnt be a big trouble ...

Divya.B said...

kIRAN>>oH..IS it..di know dat..

Jagan>>yeah, i've worked with red hat..am planning to try out longhorn as well as linux...

Sundar Narayanan said...

hi btw, i wanted to tell you.. a few weeks ago your blog opened a pop up on my laptop. i was surprised because i have some pretty good pop up blockers.. so i guess there were some things on your template that were linking to pop ups. the pop up doesnt show up anymore.. good job with the cleanup.

:)

Divya.B said...

Oh is it..?i never got any pop-ups before..neway now slveed na..datz cool...