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On my secondary XP install (which I use primarily for gaming), whenever I reboot the OS and/or reset my modem, the internet works, but after 2-3 minutes, connectivity is lost again. The same problem occurs with the XP install on my legacy PC.

However, my primary Windows 7 install shows no problems at all, and I'm getting very good connectivity and speed from it. So what's wrong here? My legacy PC is infected with the Confiker Worm and I often have that PC running alongside my main PC for downloading when I'm gaming, so I'm thinking the worm transferred itself over the network and infected the other XP install too.

Thanks.

Yeah, I always get the strangest internet issues for some reason....

Edit: Okay, these are some other problems I'm facing with that OS too:

- Can't access Microsoft's or many security websites.
- Can't turn Windows Firewall on or off (error saying ICS Security Service failed to initialize).
- Google search often fails to load since it says it's receiving automated requests from my PC.

Coincidentally (or not...) these are prime symptoms of a Conficker Worm infection. I scanned the XP drive with Nod32, but it didn't return any infections. Gonna try the Conficker Removal Tool now. While internet connection dropping out isn't listed anywhere as a symptom, I'm guessing my ISP automatically bans me or something cuz its receiving so many requests (that would also explain why resetting the modem temporarily fixes the issue).
 

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I suggest a complete format.

Yes, sorry to say that you have to format Drive G too. Say good bye to all the
porn/anime videos you've got.. :p
 

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Never mind, it was the Conficker Worm at fault (the AA+ variant). After a bit of poking around, I found 3 critical level Windows updates to resolve the vulnerability it exploited as well as ESET's Conficker removal tool. Did the trick in about 3 seconds (no idea how the CMD console detected Conficker's presence that quickly oO) ---> Good as new ^_^. Poked around in the registry and disabled autorun as well to avoid possible future troubles.

I'm itching to know how the worm managed to get past Comodo Firewall though.

Also, just use 7. There's no reason to run so many OS's. It's asinine.
My 7 install is too bloated with apps and eye-candy. The simple, basic XP install is faster.

I suggest a complete format.

Yes, sorry to say that you have to format Drive G too. Say good bye to all the
porn/anime videos you've got.. :p
umm....why? oO I'll never do anything as insane as that no matter how bad the infection is
 
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