I'm working on a PC right now that had a boat load of viruses, spyware, hijacks, etc. Everything is fine now except for one thing.
In Internet Explorer, typically you can enter an address (ie. "www.ebay.com") and it goes. However, for some reason now, I have to type the http:// before the address (ie. "http://www.ebay.com") for it to work. Otherwise I immediately get an "unable to access" page. It's rather annoying to always enter the hypertext prefix.
I assume there is some helper object or host file that is missing, corrupt, etc. but I'm not sure. Never ran into this problem and just curious if anyone could help me out.