Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:49 PM
I deleted this file (there were two... one hfs.exe and one that had hfs in it, so i deleted both). Buuuuut I guess it's unrelated, because there is still no connection registering despite that it says it's connected.
I went to File -> Properties in the internet explorer window, and it says "Cannot find server." Under Address it says res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdoclc.dll/dnserror.htm#http://www.google.ca/. I don't know if that's of any importance?
I did have AVG on my computer, and when I started my computer it said there was an alert and that the email scanner was not functional. It had also been popping up messages the day before, saying that a threat had been detected (I got this message almost constantly before I turned the laptop off). I ran the AVG scanner though and it found only a few items, which I fixed. As I mentioned before, I then did Ad-Aware SE and Spybot and fixed those items.
However, every time I run Ad-Aware it ends up with some negligible items. When I click on "Show Logfile," and then "Negligible Objects," there are a few items that say "MRU List." Descriptions are of the seven items include things like "most recent application to use microsoft direct3d, dirext X, directdraw, directinput (x2), list of recent search terms used with the search assistant, and mru list for items opened in start | run. Under location, they are either in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE... or HKEY_USERS:S-1-5-21-42061202-1112450825-3466516896-1006...
I uninstalled AVG because I thought maybe it somehow wasn't working properly, but that didn't do anything either.
And when I was going through Network Connections, I clicked on "Change Windows Firewall settings" and it says it can't be displayed because the associated service is not running, and asks if I want to "start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service," so I said yes, and it said it can't start it.
I don't know if any of this is related to the problem.. haha.. but it would REALLY be nice to get it up and running again.