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LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

paulo
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LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

For no apparent reason my PC would not connect to the net after a long period of no problems in respect to this. After a bit of research I decided to check LAN settings (Internet options/Connections/Lan settings) Mine was set to 'use automatic configuration script' I unticked the box and was able to connect to the net and surf quite normally.
Next time I booted the PC I could not connect again and found the box had been ticked again. I do not understand the LAN setting so need some help.
1, Lan setting have 2 options ie 'automatically detect setting' and 'use automatic configiration script'. Which should I be using if any?
2, Why has this issue suddenly started to give me problems?
3, How do I make the PC retain the correct setting when I reboot? (switch on the PC)
I can resist everything except temptation.
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Re: LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

which operating system are you using - and if windows 7 have you just installed SP1
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Re: LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

"Automatic configuration script" is an option I have never seen used on a home computer.  Possibly on a corporate network?  If the setting reappears then either it is set by some sort of policy or there is another program (malware?) tampering with your settings.
paulo
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Re: LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

Yes should have said, am using XP Pro and IE.      Have done deep scan both up to date Zonealarm (paid-up version) and also SuperAntivirus.
Always connected fine for years and this problem started out of the blue recently.  No setting have need changed (by me, soul user)
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Re: LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

It looks to me that "SuperAntivirus" is malware, so I hope you meant "Superantispyware".
pierre_pierre
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Re: LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

the google search for that program is weird
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Re: LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

Quote from: pierre_pierre
the google search for that program is weird....
I am very happy with Search And Destroy super antivirus b............
Is there such a thing as superantivirus or superantimalware from ...‎

I think this is mostly misinformation.  "Search and Destroy" is clearly stolen from "Spybot Search and Destroy" and there is no concrete link that suggests a legitimate program called "Superantivirus" exists.
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Re: LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

SuperAntivirus is not a legitimate program, and running it with other antivirus installed could quite easily be making those program (the real ones) give you false all clears.
You need to reinstall your PC from scratch.  Make sure you back up and documents, pictures etc first.  And when you've reinstalled your machine, the first thing you should do afterwards is use your Zonealarm to check all the files backed up to make sure they don't have any virus's etc.
pierre_pierre
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Re: LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

I dont like Norton but it gave superantivirus.com and super-antivus.com both clean, but another one superantivus 2010 is a rogue
paulo
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Re: LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

Quite right ReedRichards I did mean SuperAntispyware so no panic folk.    Sorry I may have also caused this thread to go off topic by my mistake!!
At the mo I am studying the links Oldjim gave.
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paulo
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Re: LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

Many thanks Oldjim you came to my rescue again and came up trumps.
Solved the problem using the method in your second link.
Thanks all for your contrbutions to this thread.
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paulo
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Re: LAN setting prevents me from accessing internet?

Spoke too soon.  On rebooting this morning the problem has re-accured even though I have
          'Disable caching of auto-proxy scrips'  Enabled.      (See Oldjim's second link above)
Something else must be overiding this setting.
Any more ideas?Huh
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