Metal: Windows 7
Virtual Machine: Windows XP
Anti-Virus: Avast & Malwarebytes
1. Windows Explorer (file manager) cannot connect to the local area network.
2. Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Skype cannot connect to the internet.
This virtual machine was fully connected 24 hours ago.
I ran a Malwarebytes scan and removed a bunch of "Sweet Packs" malware from registry.
When I ping the virtual machine from the metal machine, it receives all packets.
I can ping the virtual machine from a cmd window in the virtual machine, and it's all good.
Windows firewall is turned "Off".
Avast Virus scanner "Off".
Please guide me on how to diagnose and restore my connectivity.