Are the cookies turned on in the IE?
A friend of mine has reciently got some nasty spyware on there system (Win XP) and couldn't get internet explorer to display any pages. They could however run programs like limewire that i am guessing run on proxy type set ups (Huge guess there) I got them to run spybot and adaware and now they can get into these programs, but they can't log into there hotmail email account or by the sounds of it any other sites that require a log in. I am just wondering if anyone has come across this latley. If someone could give me advice it would be apreciated.