I've been trying to fix a computer for a very stubborn client. IE is not loading any pages unless it is in Safe Mode. I am not at work now and won't be for a couple of days but I thought maybe you could point me in the right direction.
I've already run Ad-Aware (with the update from the seventh of April) and begun trying out HijackThis. IE is fully updated and so is Windows XP Home. Something must be loading up to stop IE from connecting. I can ping sites but can't load pages in IE.
I'd love to be able to fix this by telling her to use Firefox but she wouldn't like that answer.
I've reinstalled IE, ran Chkdsk /r from the Repair Console, and repaired Windows (the way where it looks like you're reinstalling). I've removed all the adware and viruses that McAfee (dat 4349 or 4350) could find. I've cleaned out the System Restore information because it had adware and/or viruses in there that would just reinstall itself after I finished scanning. The only things left in the Run section of the registry are the McAfee stuff (as far as I can remember). If you could try and think of anything I might be overlooking or any suggestions as to what I should try, it'd be much appreciated.
I've been looking all over the forums here and someone recommended Spysweeper. Is this worth looking into? If you'd like to see the HijackThis log, let me know and I can post it on Monday morning. Monday, I can also check my notes and see what viruses I have removed (Nachi?).
P.S. I am 90% sure this is Windows XP Home, but I was working on about six other computers the other day so it might be XP Pro.