OK, I'm not a novice by any chance but the problem that I am currently having seems to make no sense whatever. Perhaps it is just one of those unexplainable Windows malfunctions but that's why I am here.
I cannot access any non-https website on my laptop, I can on a different laptop though or on a different profile on this laptop. I am aware of the MTU issue with being unable to access secure websites, but this seems to be the opposite.
I would also be useful to note that I have been using this laptop and the same connections since forever and also that the problem started after a manual reboot (I did not install anything prior to the reboot - just routine). I am not a reckless user and don't think it's a spyware issue, I have run Ad-aware and Spybot (just in case).. nothing there.
Another interesting thing to note is that if I restore the laptop to a previous date, internet access returns only to disappear following another reboot.
If you're still with me any help will be appreciated.