My Internet Explorer is not connecting on my desktop - HP with Windows 7, Service Pack 1. (It works fine on the laptop.) It worked in the morning, but failed to connect the same evening. I called my provider, who walked me through a variety of steps, but nothing helped. We checked Network and Sharing Center. There is a red "X" through the connection line between the computer icon and the Internet icon. Under Change to Adapter Settings, nothing shows up. I tried Toubleshooting Internet Connections, and it tells me "The wireless network adaptor is experiencing problems." I've pushed the button on the wireless box, but nothing changed. However, I was not using the wireless connection prior to this problem. I've checked all plugs and connections that I can think of, but all seem to be connected tightly. I've run troubleshooting test on all network adapters and get same message as above.
I checked the Device Manager and under Network Adapters, all but three (Atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n Dualband Wireless Network Mobile, Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter, Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) have a warning triangle. And, of course, without the internet, I cannot update. As I look closer, I see that the warning adapers all have avast! in the title. Under devices, there are two Unknown devices, one of which also has the warning symbol. If I uninstall avast!, would that eliminate the problem? I can reactivate my Vipre for protection.
All progams and printer work fine; I just cannot get on to the internet or email. When I click on the internet icon, it flashes, but disappears.
If necessary, is it possible to download IE from my laptop and transfer to desktop? I would truly appreciate your help, as the desktop is the computer I use daily. Thank you.