Posted 24 May 2010 - 04:33 PM
Hello all. I, like countless others before me, have been stupid. My antivirus software's license expired a couple days ago, but it took until now to get another one. Unfortunately, it appears as though nasties have attacked (or some other applicable verb) in that time.
When I attempt to use the internet by clicking on the shortcut on this Vista machine, I get the "Internet Explorer cannot display the web page" error. The same holds true for Firefox as well. Also, I cannot update the virus software I currently have or use programs such as Google Earth. However, if I go to (Windows Icon which should be Start)>Help and Support>Troubleshooting>Repair Internet Explorer and click one of the links that say "Click to open Internet Explorer" I have full access to the net just as if nothing happened, which is how I'm posting this currently.
The new antivirus software picked up two infections when I ran it this morning, but regrettably I didn't take a screenshot or write down the information it had on them. I suppose this would've helped. Either way, none of the programs I have been scanning with pick up anything now, but this problem still persists. Since I cannot think of any more information to lend the members of this forum, I suppose I wil leave off here.
Showers of thanks for whoever graces this thread. Any help one can give this ignorant user is greatly appreciated.