I've tried reloading the TCP/IP stack, repair installs of XP and Outlook 2003, all without changing the error. Even stranger -- @1 out of every 10 times the outgoing e-mail actually sends, though it gives me the error window.
Also, I cannot install Window updates, and I cannot update my IE6 to install IE 7. (IE actually reverted to IE6 from IE7 after the malware was removed!)
Please, is there anyone here who can help me with this issue? THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP!