Need computer help by Lo (Updated-Solved)


Thanks so much to John Pack for walking me through on how to fix this.  It worked.  So, it’s back to work posting again.  Guess I’ll have to wait on starting that book I wanted to read, oh, well.


OK, AVG virus program found 3 trojan horses earlier today and I put them in the “vault”.  It was after clicking on a link in an email to a known website, so I don’t know if it was that particular website that I “got” the trojan horses from.

But now I can’t load any website pages other than secure ones.  I use https for my blog editor here which is secure.

The error message I receive from Firefox is:

The proxy server is refusing connections

Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.

If anyone knows what I can do, I would most appreciate it.

Thanks so much.



PS: These are the names of the Trojan Horses that were put in the vault today:

TROJ_FAKLRT.SMT (2 with the same name)


Just ran Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware 1.46 and had no infections.

This is the error message on Chrome:

Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): Unknown error.

Another update:

I can get to my Comment folder now so you can leave a comment and I will be able to reply to it through that secure page.

5 thoughts on “Need computer help by Lo (Updated-Solved)

  1. Here it is: For Chrome you do pretty much the same thing. Go to the wrench in the upper right of the browser, click on it, then click on Options. Toward the bottom of the window you will see “Change Proxy Settings”. Click on that. On this window look at the “Dial up and VPN settings box” because there may be something weird there. That should be blank. Now click on “LAN Settings”. Make sure “Proxy Settings” is NOT checked. That’s it.

  2. Try this Lo.

    Go to Firefox Options. It is under the “Tools” menu and then Options.
    When “Options” open select the “Advanced” tab at the top right of the window and then
    You will see “Connection” Configure how Firefox Connects to the Internet” Click on the “Settings” button to the right of that sentence. Select “No Proxy” at the top and then OK.

    Good luck – John

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