Thank you in advance for helping me with this.
I opened the dreaded virus that is so pervasive on Facebook right now. I used Malwarebytes, AVG, and Trojan Killer to get rid of whatever it was (a trojan named Koob something and a couple of bots). Despite repeated virus scans nothing is showing up so I believe whatever was there is gone, HOWEVER - since removal I cannot get Firefox or IE browsers to work on the internet. Google Chrome does work but is a bit slow. I can also use IE for my work directly to my home office using HTTPS sites (secure).
I believe there might have been some type of change in my computer that is affecting my settings due to anti . I use a linksys wireless router in the home and the office. Both show excellent signal strength so I know my computer sees the wireless network.
A friend gave me a link to a program that supposedly repairs registry values harmed by antivirus software (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
) and it didn't work.
What I ask is for some tips on getting my Firefox and IE browsers working on the internet again.