I'll get the puter I'm using out of the way then the prob.
HP pavilion 751 Pentium IV, 2 GIGHZ, 120 GIG hard drive w/ 80% free space, 512 RAM, Running XP, SP2
Windows fire wall is off at all times. protected with ZoneAlarm fire wall, Virus protection by McAfee.
My problem: I did a 'remove' SETI via the Add/Remove routine. Since then I have not been able to sign into MSN or Windows messenger. Also can not do a restore. When I try doing a restore it tells me that I can't do one as nothing has changed.
I have run my scans for virus several times and found only cookies (which I delete regularly). Erased Temp internet files and history files regularly. cleared the trash files from the hard drive and several defrags.