That sounds like you have an infection...which would explain your internet problems
Of course getting a new computer would solve that problem, but I'd go for the cheaper route of cleaning your computer.
Please follow all the directions found here
. After you get to step 5, if your problem is not resolved, post a HijackThis log in the Malware forum
. If your problem persists after getting a clean bill of health from a malware expert, return here and we'll continue troubleshooting.
Keep in mind, the malware forum is very busy and can take up to 5 days to receive a reply. There is a special forum called The Waiting Room
if you've been waiting for 3 or more days. You can put a link to your topic & a short description of your problem and someone will get with you soon.
Since you can't connect to the internet with the infected computer the online scanners may be skipped. When it comes to downloading the programs that are scanners, such as spybot or ewido, you can download the updates from their website on a different computer and then transfer them to your computer. That way, those programs will be up-to-date.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 08 March 2006 - 07:56 AM.