Anyway, on 5/1/10, my desktop computer was working fine and I left it on sitting there alone for a couple of hours and when I got back to it it had gone black. I eventually managed to get it to start up but had lost the internet connection. I get the "limited or no connectivty". I cannot renew my IP address. I've tried everything.
Looked at the event log for 5/1 the very first error at 2:16pm (when I was not at the computer) is TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts".
The SmartLinkService has reported an invalid current state 0.
Application popup: Security Warning: Application cannot be executed. The file avwsc.exe is infected.
Application popup: Security Warning: Application cannot be executed. The file wscntfy.exe is infected.
The DHCP ClientService depends on the NetBIOS over Tcpip service which failed to start because of the following error: The device attached to the system is not functioning.
The DNS Client Service depends on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service which failed to start because of the following error: The device attached to the system is not functioning.
So...I have since tried a lot of things. Doing cmd nbtstat -R givmes me this error: Failed to access NetBT driver--NetBT may not be loaded.
In the device manager NetBios over Tcpip is not shown in Hidden Devices.
I also did a FULL scan with Malware Bytes and it did find a lot of adware and trojan Fraudpak. I removed them. Not too long ago I also had the internet security 2010 virus. I thought I had managed to get that removed from the computer. This was about a month ago.
I'm running Windows XP Service Pack 3. I connect to the internet via cable modem, ethernet adapter connected directly from the modem to the computer.
I am unable to download anything since I can't connect to the internet.
I'm using a lot of terms here that I really don't understand (NetBios, TCP/Ip) and probably shouldn't have been messing around on there trying to fix it myself for the past 12 days.
I am desperate! Please help me????