This problem happened after installing latest copy of Ad-Aware Free. I have uninstalled it and restored to a point before the installation. I have scanned for malware and cleaned my registry. I have run an antivirus scan by Avast & found nothing.
I am losing internet connectivity. This can happen when the laptop is idle or when I'm using the browser. I have not identified any action that causes it. The loss of internet connectivity is for browsers and non-browser software. I am not losing connectivity to the router. After I lose connectivity, I can run ipconfig and the laptop has internet connectivity. Then, the cycle repeats. I have turned off the XP firewall, no effect. I did not knowingly install another firewall. I checked the XP firewall exceptions & found the expected ones for my browsers, etc.
I looked at discussions & info on a damaged soc2 for tcp/ip & it doesn't look like that is it.
What could be causing this & how do I recover?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Edited by cthorne, 11 January 2012 - 12:04 AM.