My friend has been so inundated with spyware, he ran an adaware scan, and removed all the results.
Since this time, he has lost his browser connection, or rather, his connection is reporting to be running as normal, yet it isn't. In no way can he access the web.
I went over and tried restoring the quarantined results, but this didn't work.
Could adaware have removed the Winsock.dll or Hosts file if it had been infected? Or Could something else have been removed? and if so, why didn't restoring the quarantined files fix the problem?
Can I diagnose what has been deleted/corrupted using Windows xp commands, or other ways?
He is running Windows XP, service pack 2... Connected via router.
Since I am a little more competent with the PC, I am going to try to fix the prob. but cannot connect to the web there in order to enlist your help that way, so..
would most appreciate some input on this subject. Anyone who has encountered this problem, or could help, pls post.
Thanks for reading