A buddy of mine has a client - I've been asked to help. The client was surfing the net and got some popups, then he got a message saying the web page was unavailable.
I looked at the PC, there was a lot of junk in the registry and I could tell there was a lot of spyware / malware on it. I deleted programs and junk from the registry. Booted into safe mode and cleaned out more junk.
The PC with Windows2000 had SpyBot 1.3 with old defs on it. I ran it, but it didn't find much. I can't get a network connection so I can't download Ad-Aware or put new defs on SpyBot.
I took my notebook and connected it to the cable going to this PC and it worked, so it's not a cabling issue.
I put a new NIC in it, but couldn't get it to recognize.
I uninstalled / reinstalled the NIC, that didn't work. I uninstalled / reinstalled the IP protocol (seen that work before), but that didn't work.
Anybody seen this and was able to get the NIC activated again?