There are areas that parasites insert themselves into the DNS process such as the HOSTS file, the Search entries and the LSP (Layered Service Provider).
Fixes seem to be:
1. Editing the HOSTS file.
2. Running either WINSOCKFIX http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/central/display/versions.php3?softwareID=67&nav=title or next try LSPFIX (find with google.com)
I just performed some maintenance work on a computer, (patched it and ran Ad-Aware), and now it cannot gain access to the internet. Neither IE nor Netscape will load a page, they just give the standard error about network settings or DNS resolving errors. The box is a Windows 2000 Professional box on a HP Vectra, 933 MHZ with 128 MB ram. I uninstalled the TCP/IP stack and reinstalled, to no help. Any ideas anyone? Thx.