So, I got a nasty virus last weekend on my Win7 machine. Not sure what it was or how I even got it. For some reason MS Security Essentials didn't stop it, even with the latest updates installed. It was a worm that hid my boot sector and gave me a Black Screen of Death. Then it downloaded some kind of crazy fake virus checker that I was not able to get rid of even in safe mode with Combofix.
Luckily, I had a pretty fresh disk image on another spare drive in the closet, so I was able to do a low level format and reinstall the image on the affected drive. I decided to install Wubi on a spare partition and I use that now for surfing the net and email. I don't want to have to deal with another crazy virus attack. So far, it seems to be working okay. But I am having an issue that I have seen before with an earlier Ubuntu install.
After a few hours, the OS reports that the wired internet connection is disconnected. I have no idea what is causing this. I noticed with the other Ubuntu install the same thing. I was just rebooting the system to get internet and network connectivity back, but I discovered that I can reset the Network Connections setting and get the connection back. So I no longer have to do a full reboot.
The question is what is going on here? Any ideas on what causes the network connection to "time out" or so it seems? It happens whether or not I am using a live connection. It just did it a few moments ago.
JBI? Are you around...? Help!
I wish I had gone to med school.