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Error in Winsock Module

I am running Windows 98se on a Dell Pentium III and can no longer connect to the internet. I get the following message '' Error in Winsock Module. Connection structure is unknown. Possible reason: your firewall &/or antivirus application block the system file: services.exe (or sometimes its crss.exe or smss.exe). Make sure that services.exe can connect to the internet.'' I have removed both my antivirus (Norton System) and firewall (Zone Alarm) and still get the same message. Can anyone help?

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Try this tool

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hope it works but FYI...

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In the past few weeks, I've twice run into a spy-malware file-folder that cooks DUN when cleaned. One was a toolbar...TIB I think. I used all the fixes, winsock-lsp-one for XP that works for W98 also, reregistering some DLL's. My tech friend said this is fairly new but growing...you have to completely wipe the Hdd and do a fresh install of the OS, even XP.
I now don't use the spycleaners for suspicious files-folders-apps until I surf for info about them. I hope they come up with safe removers soon.

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