I made the mistake of installing the vlc media player and not noticing the malware bundled with it. My wife is amused that "Mr. Computer" messed up this badly...
I removed stij.exe by booting to safe mode and removing it. Unfortunately it intercepted network traffic. Now there is no network connectivity.
I've reinstalled the network driver from the manufacturer's disk. When I try to create a new network connection it tells me there is no networking hardware. Many of the networking related services will not start.
ipconfig shows a NIC but I can't do anything with it. Any suggestions how to recover from this?