I have tried the command "netsh winsock reset" and the PC will go online immediately after the command. After a reboot, however, I have to run the command again. I believe this is due to malware infections that have been removed or either the CS internet security being uninstalled.
Symptoms and tried solutions:
I have ran the Winsock XP Fix and a couple of other variants of winsock repair programs.
This happens in firefox as well as internet explorer.
I can ping out from the command prompt at any time but cannot browse.
I can see and connect to other computers on my network at any time.
I can only browse on Firefox and IE ONLY after running the "netsh winsock reset" command.
I have tried to flush the DNS cache and it did not help.
I am hoping that I can repair this without reinstalling windows as it is a pet peave of mine and I don't like to do that unless it is a last resort.