- Apr 11, 2010
I'm sorry if this problem has already been brought up in another thread, but I searched for a while without finding a similar problem. My computer has been giving me a problem where none of my programs except browsers can connect to the internet. I am running Windows XP. Firefox and IE connect fine, but nothing else can. The most notable example is AVG 9.0, which can't update its virus/spyware database. Other programs that can't connect are the Java updater and LauchpadEnhanced. Launchpad is a program that runs a Star Wars Galaxies emulater. I've checked the status of my firewall. I've made sure that all of these programs are on the list of exceptions. I've even turned off the firewall momentarily. None of these options worked. I've tried using some kind of winsock repairing program I was given, but it found no errors. I also tried going through the services and looking up the everything listed, but I didn't find anything helpful. The network connections status box tried to repair the connection, but found nothing wrong. I am currently connected to a router, but I have tried bypassing the router with no luck. If it helps at all, my computer is a Cisnet. I have a single Intel Celeron 3.06 GHz processor, 704 MB of RAM, and am running Windows XP Home Edition v. 2002 with Service Pack 3. I have had this problem for as long as I can remember, but I always thought it was due to the wireless network I had used. Now that I am attached to a landline, I want to fix this problem. Any help would be really appreciated.