I have a thread running in the Viruses forum, but with help from a member we have come to the conclusion its something else causing my problems. My symptoms are as follows:
I get "Cannot find server or DNS error" in IE and a similar message in FireFox. This happens randomly and can either occur when I am first opening my homepage or later on in the session.
I ran IEFix and that seems to have cleared it up, but the problem resumes when I reactivate Norton Internet Worm Protection, so I am currently running with all firewalls off.
If there is anyone who might be able to help me fix this problem entirely I would really appreciate your help. Thank you all! I will update if any new symptoms should show themselves.
Edit: got two new ones: Banner ads show the same "cannot find server or DNS error" message as regular sites, this is persisting even with worm protection off, so I guess that didnt fix it, additionally I still get some "Internet Explorer could not open search page" message popups and some sites still give me the error. I have Roadrunner with a cable modem and D-link router, network with a laptop and this computer.
Another Edit: I have IE 6.0 and FireFox 22.214.171.124