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Internet connection failed after NetNanny deleted

Posted on 2004-08-19
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A family member installed NetNanny on their Windows ME (Gateway) PC, then deleted the NetNanny files instead of running the uninstall routine.  How do I restore the Internet connection on this PC to the "pre Net Nanny" status without wiping the hard drive?  

There are numerous sites describing ways to bypass or disable NetNanny, but I could not find anything that would show me how to totally remove the NetNanny control of the Internet connection.
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DoTheDEW335, the first link (whndnfix.zip) did not work.  The second link (lspfix.htm) did not work either, but the web page http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm led me to a third party solution at http://www.bu.edu/pcsc/internetaccess/winsock2fix.html, downloading the utility W2FIX.exe (for Win9x machines). This program ran through a multi-step fix program (including rebooting the computer).  After uninstalling the Winsock 2 keys and Dial Up Networking, it reinstalled them then rebooted the computer a second time.

The program description for W2FIX.exe mentions that the program is designed to fix a situation where all of the following are true:

the computer can get a valid IP address
the computer can ping DNS numbers
the computer can be pinged from other computers
all other network services do not work (Telnet, ftp and Web browsers)

After rebooting, the problem was solved.

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Awesome, I had that link as #3 in my post. I guess I meant to put it first then it got pushed down they ended up in reverse order. Thanks for the points!
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