The other day I followed the steps outlined in the sticky thread on the Security and Web board for virus/spyware removal. Since I completed the cleaning I've been periodically losing my internet connection and getting this message: Local Area Connection This connection has limited or no connectivity. You might not be able to access the Internet or some network resources. For more information click on this message. Upon clicking on the message this window comes up that states: Local Area Connection Status Limited or no connectivity. You might not be able to access the Internet or some network resources. This problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address to the computer. To restart the connection and try to establish full connectivity, click Repair. If clicking Repair does not restore connectivity, the problem might be with the network, not with this computer. Contact the person who manages your network. Clickling Repair brings up this message: Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address For assistance, contact the person who manages your network. Restarting the computer brings my connection back. Is it possible that during the process of removing viruses and spyware that a setting was changed by accident?