Cannot connect to internet through a browser!

By toobadno
Apr 14, 2009
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  1. Okay, so i one day i tried to get on the internet, but every browser i tried couldn't connect. The browsers i use are IE, Firefox, and Chrome. I can connect to the internet through MSN messenger, Limerwire, and Skype. I have been told to reinstall my OS, but i dont know how to do that and am hoping someone here knows another way to fix this problem. I use Windows XP. If i have to reinstall OS can someone give me a guide for a beginner on how to do that.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,336   +293

  3. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,550   +18

    P2P software is installed. (Limewire)...
    This is a likely source of malware.
    If you have a virus or other malware infection, P2P software will need to be removed...

    Is your AV, Antispy, and Firewall software up-to-date (and properly configured)?
    If you have a virus or other malware, you will likely wish to start a new thread in that area...

    See this information if you think this may be a possibility.

    You need to read, understand, and strictly follow the directions
    which you find at the top of virus and malware board.

    Start with... http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic120350.html
    Then ... http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
    Followed by ... http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic65943.html

    If you find malware / virus infections, you will want to start a new thread there...

    Once you have posted the three (3) logs mentioned in the 8 steps,
    one of the experienced helpers will be more able to assist you.

    How to post your Hijackthis log-file as an ATTACHMENT:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic19133.html

    Good Luck. Repost if you have difficulties along the way.
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