My wife's computer which is running xp became infected with "personal internet security 2011" went through the removal steps listed on the web site and everything seemed to go smoothly and I think I cleared the virus but after I deleted all of the extra web sites listed in the HOSTS file (which I assume were put there by the virus) I find I can no longer connect to the internet. I have checked to make sure the proxy button under tools>connection>Lan settings remains unchecked but still no internet. I made a copy of all the web sites listed in the HOSTS file, one of them was google.com and if I type this back in and save it I am allowed to get to google's home page but can't go to any web sites that come up with a search. Any thoughts? Keep in mind I am a complete idiot and not very computer literate. I'm not even sure if I am posting this in the right spot. Thanks for any help
Edited by btaylor65, 23 January 2011 - 03:25 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.