it might be spyware hijacking your connection
I have seen this before
download spybot search and destroy and scan your system http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html
(select one of the mirrors)
since you cannot download this from that machine, put it into a flash drive
and copy it to that computer...
if you run into problems updating (because it needs to be updated via the
internet) tell me
"bry25_uk" <bry25uk@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> i have a laptop with vista on it and its running IE7, All was working fine
> but now, i cant browse the internet in any way. I have firefox also but
> too cannot connect. My connection software and network connections BOTH
> that i am connected to the internet. Whether I go wireless or ethernet the
> results are the same.
> However, MSN messenger signs in fine. And i can browse the computer from
> other one on my network so i know that it is connecting to the router and
> internet too.
> I have removed my antivirus and firewall and now disabled windows firewall
> too, MSCONFIG and disabled all services , then startup files but still the
> BUT, if i start in safe mode with networking ,it works. I have done a
> restore too as well as an INTERNET EXPLORER RESET.
> Any help will be very welcome.