Last year I followed this thread topic "UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions Closed Thread" And it helped removed the random ad and search result pages that were popping up, but it made Internet explorer always say "Internet Explorer Cannot Display the webpage" and Google Chrome also could not load pages, but i didnt mind since I could use Firefox and that worked alright. Recently I tried to upload some photos on photobucket using firefox and it kept on saying there was a network error and would not upload. I actually think this problem is related, as I was able to upload to photobucket using Firefox on another persons laptop. It seems as if during the Virus removal process I may have blocked or removed some application or plug-in that prevented IE to load pages and Google Chrome. I have tried updating IE and reinstalling Chrome and Firefox.. I did follow steps of updating java and update it regularly. I have considered manually downloading Windows XP Service Pack 3 and reapplying the update. Since also Windows Update will not work. when i run it. And when i goto the Windows update site: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ It says I must have IE5 or later, and of course Says Internet Explorer cannot display page when I use IE 8. Opera also doesnt load pages. I was just wondering if anyone has heard of this, maybe I disabled something? I appreciate any help and input.