|"Can anybody please help?"|
I tried, but it seems you disregarded my post.
Did you even try the winsock fix from the link I provided in response number 5?
Oh well, I guess I can give you one more chance to heed my advice......
Direct link to the fix (without the reading material):
Try the fix. It might be as simple as that.
Else, you could try opening a command prompt, typing "netsh winsock reset catalog" (without the quotes), and press Enter.
This is, in fact, a common problem, often encountered after removal of malware.
Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.