No router, just through DSL modem which is okay
I had a working connection that quit working. I had run some windows updates and added Comodo firewall (which did not work properly and was then uninstalled, which is around the time the problem started); also added AVG antivirus, MalwareBytes, Spyware Blaster.
I have reset the winsock settings, uninstalled anything Norton and Symantec, run SuperAntiSpyware, run MalwareBytes...basically everything I can think of, to no avail.
I have noted that when I am restarting, the restart is seemingly always held up by helpermsglistenerwnd still running. Don't know the significance of that.
(ETA - I uninstalled Itunes and the helpermsglistenerwnd problem is solved. Still, no internet.)
Edited by geaux, 17 August 2009 - 10:36 PM.