The AT&T Yahoo browser DOES work to get out to the internet (it's where I"m posting this message). The lack of connection seems to also be preventing Malware-Bytes and AVG free from running their update process.
I ran a Malware-Bytes scan, found and fixed 5 objects. To no avail, however, because IE still wont' connect, nor will AVG.
I was thinking rootkit, but I've banged my head on this enough. Thank you in advance to whomever can help me!
Sorry, I should have stated it's a Windows XP SP3 machine. IE version is 6, but I'm not sure that would matter. Malware Bytes is brand new d/l. AVG Free edition 8.
Edited by adw2326, 13 August 2009 - 01:52 PM.