I have a desktop running Windows 7 64bit. Processors is AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor 3.4GHz
Starting earlier today I have had problems connecting to a multitude of different websites including Facebook, Notalwaysright, Okcupid, National Geographic, CNET, and FilePlanet. I have also been unable to connect to the League of Legends server. I can get on their website but can not launch their client; I tried uninstalling but can not reinstall it because of problems connecting to their server. I can access most other webpages with no problems.
I've checked online and I read some article about Facebook Connect causing problems with some websites but there was very little information and not many people have shown problems like I have been.
I can access these webpages fine on my laptops that I have using the same wireless internet connection.
Currently there are 2 issues I believe may be the culprits on my computer. The first is a problem with the built in Windows Firewall. I disabled parts of it sometime ago because I had other programs for it; with this problem I tried going back in and looking at the network settings and found I can't access any options for it. I attached a screenshot of my control panel options (01 Feb. 09 13.55) It looks like that for every single menu option I choose and when I click Use Recommended Settings; nothing happens. When I click on Advanced Settings, whats happens is shown in the second screenshot.
The second and most likely cause I think is an AVG update. I did it last night and this morning is when I noticed this problem with connections. I don't know what settings these options would be under but I've tried disabling AVG and the problem still remains. Besides running virus scans with AVG and Malware Bytes Anti-Malware, I've done disk cleanup and such.