Sorry to trouble you again but I am having an absolute Nightmare. It first started friday night when I topped up my mobile broadband(Pay as you go) after being without internet for a couple of days. I got online and started catching up with email and after about two or three minutes I started to get the "Cannot Find" page everytime I tried to go to another page. I logged off and back on again and tried again but the same thing, Two or three minutes it was fine and then nothing. I was totally stumped so I tried uninstalling the 3mobile software, no change, I uninstalled my browser and re-installed(K-Meleon by the way), still no change. I had been meaning to re-format my hard drive as it has been getting cluttered and really sluggish lately so I thought now was as good a time as any and hopefully it would reset whatever the problem was. So I re-formatted, installed K-Meleon and the 3mobile software and everything else. I got online, opened my browser and tried again and it still happened. So I called 3mobile to make sure there was no problem their end and they said there wasn't. They even checked specificaly for my area(bless them). They went through resetting the interent options in IE(Even though I told them I never use it) with me and had me reset them to default. Then they told me to try turning of my firewall and bingo(And yes I felt stupid for not thinking of that), I stayed online. I should mention at this time that when I re-formatted, I tried to re-install AVG but it kept coming up as being a problem with my internet connection and would not install, so I have been without AV to this point. Now all of last night I was able to stay online, but I was without any protection except doing a malwarebytes scan this morning witch found 1 infection. I figured that I should not keep going online without an AV at least so I DLed Avast. Then the problems started again. With avast you can turn on and off differing aspects of the AV so I tried differing combinations and have found that I seem ok with the network shield but when I turn on the web shield or the file system shield then I get problems again.
I cannot go on without any firewall or AV much longer and I do not think it is a good idea to start messing about with ports and stuff because this is one area I have never been before. So I was hoping I could get some much needed professional advice from you guys, seeing as you were of such great help last year when I had a virus infection.
Thanks in advance,
Update: Just went to post this message and was unable, problem starting again. Had to reboot and start again in order to post