I recently lost complete access to the internet, localhost via my browsers and the ability to connect out via ftp. I've been able to "fix" the internet access with firefox, but not IE. I can ping 127.0.0.1, but not local host. In firefox and IE, when I attempt to access localhost page (I'm using IIS) I receive: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable. When I attempt to use ftp, I receive: Status: Connection attempt failed with "EAI_FAIL - Nonrecoverable failure in name resolution". Error: Could not connect to server I've used netsh, but seems to no avail as I can not even locate the log file any place on my pc. I've updated IE (7 to 8), my ftp client, but still no fix. I'm not very familiar with this, your help would really be appreciated. ............................ I just spent several days working on this with Kimsland in the malware section (topic139072), recommended I move here now.