Working on a Dell Dimension P/C for a friend, WinXPHome, Service Pack 3. He had 7 MalWare instances (AdClicker mostly), but removed with MalWareBytes. Open IE7 in Normal or Safe Mode and only get a page with "Cannot Display the Webpage", or "Address is invalid" w/ "http:\\\
" in address bar no matter what site you enter. Ipconfig show correct settings for by network and TCP/IP settings are correct in OS. Ping to my router/gateway replies fine, ping to www.msn.com
says host cannot be found. Uninstalled NIC and re-installed, no change. Flushed DNS cache, no change. Disable security software (Avast), no change. BTW, "no change" means in both Normal and Safe mode. LSP Fix showed no errors found, none to fix. Reset IE setting to Factory Defaults, no change. Did notice a huge number of entries in Restricted Sites list, but the Restet to Factory Defaults removed them all. Next ?