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Hi- I just set-up and installed a usb ethernet adapter on my Laptop (windows 98 se). It is one of four computers connected to the Netgear router. I can access the files on the laptop from my other PCs but I cannot connect to the internet from the laptop- I get "The page cannot be displayed."(all other PCs can browse the net fine). I have IE connection settings set to "auto detect settings."
When I run>winipcfg I get "Failed to Initialize Winsock." I tried reinstalling that but it didn't help. I have also tried Firefox but still encounter the same problem.
Any suggestions?

Thanks

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This problem can occur because of Spywar , if you had Spyware/trojans problem lately and something got fix wrong it could have caused the winsoc error .go on over to the Security section of this fourm and post you problem along with a hijackthis log .
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Please Don't post the hijackthis log in this section Thanks .
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Please do this.
Download 'Hijack This!'. http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe
Save it in a convenient permanent folder such as C:\HJT\, double click HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

Your copy of HijackThis needs to be in a folder of it's own. When HJT fixes anything, it makes backups of the original files in the folder it is in. Since Temporary folders are emptied now and then (the files are DELETED), it would not be a good idea to have your backups there. Those backups would be VITAL to restoring your system if something went wrong in the FIX process!


1. Please go to you're 'My Documents' folder, right-click and select 'New > Folder' then name the folder 'HJT'.

2. Copy and paste HijackThis.exe to the new folder.

3. Close ALL windows except HJT

4. SCAN with HJT

5. POST the new log in this thread using 'Add Reply'

DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES OR CLICK "FIX CHECKED" UNTIL WE CHECK THE LOG, AS SOME OF THE FILES ARE LEGIT AND VITAL TO YOUR COMPUTER'S HEALTH

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