Normally your previous threads sort out my issues, but came across something that has completely stumped me. Gonna try to be as detailed as possible so bear with me
OS - win Xp home sp2
I ran across a site today which actually successfully managed to exploit my IE and get BOAT loads of Adwares installed on my PC, my normal process count of 31-35 reached 80+ main ones being clkoptimiser and look2me
I managed to get pc in safe mode, ran spysweeper, adware, hjt couple of system restores later, no extra processess running and all startup keys and programs have been removed.
HOWEVER after running all this, when I turned pc back on I CANNOT GET LAN / WIRELESS CONN icons back under network connections, have tried all steps i found on google, when I first turned it on, few services ( telephony, network conn awareness etc were stopped and I restarted)
DEvice manager shows no conflict and recognises the network adapters.
I have no idea what to do, PC otherwise works fine, but neither can I see any network conn's nor can i create any, initially it gave win error 711 when i tried to create but after starting services there was no error or anything it just sits there with blank folder index staring at me.
I very much doubt this is a hardware problem given the circumstances, am sitting ready to format and reinstall. any help would be appreciated.