I checked out my device properties this morning and discovered that AVG has done some naughty work with my drivers. It deleted and installed its own "miniport drivers" on all of my networking hardware. On top of that it duplicated my wireless adaptor four times. The device manager reads as follows.
1394 Net Adapter
HP EN1207D-TXPCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter - AVG miniport driver
Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter - AVG miniport driver
Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter #2
Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter #2 - AVG miniport driver
Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter #3 - AVG minport driver
NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller - AVG minport driver
WAN Miniport(IP) - AVG miniport driver
This wouldn't be a problem since all I would think I have to do is install different drivers... unfortunately my computer thinks uninstalling any of the drivers is bad. It said all of the above hardware is necessary to boot my computer including the copies of the wireless adapter. Also, reinstalling AVG is not an option, since you need an active internet connection to do so. I tried.
On a side note, I am slightly unsure how to find new drivers for the WAN Miniport, I've found some places that have them on the web but am unsure of their validity. Any help in that area would also be appreciated.
Edited by Shad, 07 April 2010 - 11:31 AM.