Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:30 AM
I have lost all ability to connect to the internet, and I could use help! Here's what's been going on: day before yesterday, I started getting lots of pop ups from internet explorer asking if i wanted to make it my default browser (i use firefox).i ran malware bytes- it deleted some things, and i restarted. upon restart, that problem was gone (and has stayed gone), but i started getting random websites opening in new tabs in firefox. ran avira- came up with some things, removed them, no change in the random tabs upon restart. then my computer went to sleep and wouldnt wake back up. so i restarted. with that restart- it wouldn't load any of my desk top items or system tray- just the wall paper. so i restarted in safe mode twice, running both malware bytes and avira. no change. i read on a discussion board to try from the wallpaper screen to ctrl+alt+delete, end the explorer.exe process, then restart the process using new and run. this does indeed open up my desktop like a charm. but now i have no internet. my wireless utility says it's connected, but when i open the browser, it says its not connected.
any help would be greatly appreciated!