Only Firefox connects to the internet. Other browsers and many programs cannot connect to the internet. Nor can I update Java or Flash or install new software that requires an internet connection.
I've tried many things, including refreshing netsh winsock and winhttp in command prompt didn't change anything. running an sfc scan returned no results. I feel like the problem is with winhttp or winsock since many programs use this as the default just like IE Explorer does, but I'm not too knowledgeable in the subject.
When navigating to proxyenable in regedit, I found it was already set to 0. I also noticed a "proxyhttp1.1" (set to 1) and a "proxyserver" (set to an address that looks like an ip address followed by :80). I've tried to rename proxyserver to OLDproxyserverOLD and restarted, but nothing changed.
I'm not sure what this all means, but I do know that this problem has stumped me.
Thank you in advanced for any help =)