Many look up WINSOCKXPFIX on google.com and that helps.
Try the most common cure first.
After you get back online, get EWIDO (google.com) and eject the pests it finds.
I've recently been hit with adware and I've removed all of it; however, now I'm having problems with IE6, Avant, and a desktop weather app. The programs are unable to connect to the internet. After typing in a web address and clicking go, the website will act as if it is loading but nothing ever does. I fear that I may have altered my firewall settings, registry, or something in that nature. The adware itself was described by Adaware, "can cause browser instability." But here's the kicker, Firefox works fine as does Adaware, Spybot, etc. (when updating). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Win XP (with updates till Jan 2006)
Sony Vaio PCV-RS320