I have Firefox and IE. I am mainly working with Firefox so I will be referring to it. However, the problem persists across browsers. When I open browser it says looking for google.com and doesn't do anything. I tried in Safe mode. Initially it did not work. But when I did ipconfig it started to work. When I came back into regular mode, I get this problem again. I sense there is something loading that precludes browser from working. It started after I turned off my computer abruptly the night before. I used black light and it did find some sys file that I renamed. However, my Spy ware Doctor and AVG can't find anything. Any suggestions?
FYI: I am using Zone Alarm basic and Avast! I did turn both of them off at some point, but it didn't help.
Please help. Thanks.