Im trying to help some friends with a Win XP machine. I got rid of the malware using Malware Bytes, and HiJackThis. But now they(I) have another problem.
When the computer boot into Windows it seems fine. When I start Internet Explorer the browser window opens just fine, but nothing happens for at minute or two. After the two minutes of waiting, the network icon appears in the taskbar next to the clock, and then everything works.
The computer is connected to the internet using a Ethernet adapter.
I have looked at the Rvent Log and found an error from Perfnet with eventid 2004
<Provider Name="PerfNet" /> <EventID Qualifiers="49152">2004</EventID> <Level>2</Level> <Task>0</Task> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
What I have tried so far:
- In the device manager i have uninstalled the Ethernet adapter and installed it again.
- I have uninstalled and installed the Windows File and Printer Sharing service.
- I have verified that both server and workstation services are started.
What should I do next?