TCP/IP problem

i have a big problem here. i got infected with a spyware last night and had just finally removed it. i have no idea wat happened during the removal. i used spysweeper to sweep it. it was not able to remove it. so i boot my comp and delete the files manually then back to windows to delete the registries the spyware left.
after that, i realise that my computer pop up a message saying that i have to install a TCP/IP protocool. i find it weird because i had it all the while and i cant get online. since it said that, i went to recreate it. but it the message still appears and i still cannot get into the internet. when i look at the 'Support' tab in the 'Local Connection Status', i notice that the address type row shows 'Automatic Private Address'. My settings for my TCP/IP has similar settings to the previous one and it suppose to be 'Assigned by DHCP'. I tried many ways but it still doesnt work as it don get back to that Assigned by DHCP status. does anybody know wat's going on?
i had reinstalled my windows...what else could be the problem?
i have a SMC router and running on winxp and using cable.
thanks a million...

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aj247Commented:
Spysweeper is your inital problem.  This program has been known to cause other problems... it apparently blew up your tcp/ip stack.  Try running winsock fix for the appropriate OS currently being used.  This fix works most of the time, but in some cases windows has needed to be reinstalled.
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dEcOrAuthor Commented:
the winsock fix u are referring to is which one and how?
i am sorry as i am pretty new to such problems...
thanks
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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
You can download the Winsock fix from my website.  The article tells you exactly what it does and the file is available directly from the site..

www.doverproductions.com  (you are welcome to look around, but the link is under W XP)

or

http://65.24.134.81/KipSolutions/WinsockFix/WinsockFix.htm
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dEcOrAuthor Commented:
oh thanks a lot...that's a very informative website! :)
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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
You are very welcome.. come back and visist anytime..

And thanks...

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