When attempting to access certain websites such as youtube.com I get the error message,
"The connection was reset. The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading."
This problem is apparent for the same sites on both browsers (i.e mozilla and IE) and certain applications such as Steam cannot connect to the internet either.
I am certain the problem is not with my firewall. I have run several full scans and malware has been removed. However the problem continues and has been persisting for several weeks.