I am using Windows XP on a Lenovo laptop and suddendly I am no longer able to use any browser to get on the Internet. However, the computer is connected to the wireless newtwork and I can use my Skype account and access my VPN. I've done several fixes - checked my TCPIP stack , my NIC and my LAN and it shows all are working properly. I believe it may have something to do with the routing and internet connection not working. I don't know what to do next. I can't download spyware because I can't access the Internet. Right now I'm using a different laptop but need to get mine online ASAP.
download Malwarebytes onto a USB stick and connect the USB stick to your Lenovo before turning it on.
Turn on your laptop and boot into Save Mode with Network. install Malwarebytes from the USB stick and then update (if it connects) and run a full scan.
Hi Emerald - thank you for this advice. I did as you suggested. it is still running and so far it looks like no objects have been infectected. what would the next step be either way? If no objects are identified as infected should I just restart and try connecting?