|1- If you have a firewall, turn it off and try to connect (zone alarm is real bad for that.|
2- If you removed any viruses or trojans your winsock might be damaged.
Let us know how you make out, thanks
It's always nice to have a few alternate browsers in case one doesn't work.
Google Chrome and firefox are good alternatives, I myself use IE7 as my default.
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