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Local are network Icon /Definitions

Op. System Windows XP.
Computer infected with Spireware Virus.
installed and ran Microsoft Antispireware prog.
Detected and deleted 1006 infected items.
Network provider Verizon DSL.
Control Panel - Network Connections - Local Area Network Icon is missing. Verizon stated that the reason I can't access the network is because the Local Area Network Icon / Definitions is missing.
how do I create this Local Area Network Icon? Should I run the Network Connections Wizard?
Please help
Carmine

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The Local Area Connection icon....

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can be displayed by putting check mark in "show icon in notification area when connected", located on the Local Area Connections properties page.

But with that much spyware running on your system you may have some corrupted files needed to run your network. Try the tool listed here >>>


http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html

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Local Area Network Icon

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What other option do I have if Winsox Fix doesn't work? Should I uninstall Windows XP and then reinstall it or should I just reinstall windows XP?

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I have found that some of the after.....

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effects of a spyware/viral infection can be corrupted Windows files needed to run basic services. Sometimes they can be fixed by reinstalling files using System File Checker. Sometimes a program like Winsockfix will work. In general the PC never really regains it's pre-infection smoothness.

Luckily we can format the hard drive and reinstall the OS along with all it's needed drivers/updates/programs and finally data files we backed up prior to this reinstall. This should be the choice of last resort because many people never learn the proper method of installing an OS. But it is the most effective way to restore a machine to operating condition.

My advice, start with the small fixes and if they do not work consider a wipe and reinstall. Some directions for a clean install are here >>>>

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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