I am unable to open the Google home page, with IE8 or FireFox. From a command prompt, I can ping google.com or yahoo.com and will receive (4) replies. I used MalwareBytes to remove some malware: GameVance, PUP.Dealio.TB & Backdoor.IRCBot. I can navigate to other sites; msn & others. The hosts file does not have any entries. I ran WinSockxpFix to reset the network settings. The DNS setting was changed from 188.8.131.52 to the local router. I don't know why/how/where the original DNS setting came from. The computer is XP Pro.