Won't say which yellow companies anti-virus product hosed my netbook, but it comes pre-installed on a 30 day trial or whatever.
I will say that the problem we saw was the following:
1) IE/FF could not surf HTTPS sites. Chrome could.
2) Then after troubleshooting more, no browsers could surf. But we could Ping the internet.
I knew in the back of my head that removing Nort, um the yellow program, was the culprit. But one must get the EXACT uninstall and cleaner program.
Found it, ran it, and now all is back to normal.
So it took a while but I eventually found this page: Full of links to uninstall Anti-Virus programs.
Or if you are lazy or they drop that page here they are:
To totally uninstall Avast have a look @ this link [www.avast.com]
To clear Avira AntiVir registry entries use the Avira AntiVir Registry Cleaner available from here [www.avira.com] ... after clearing the registry entries... restart the system and then manually remove any other Avira files that were left.
BitDefender Antivirus Removal Tool: Download the BitDefender Uninstall Tool.
First right-click on the red BitDefender icon near the system tray choose on Exit.
Wait a few seconds. Afterwards double-click on the BitDefender uninstall tool.
You will need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
To totally uninstall F-Secure have a look @ this link [support.f-secure.com]
To totally uninstall Kaspersky have a look @ this link [support.kaspersky.com]
To totally uninstall McAfee have a look @ this link [service.mcafee.com]
To totally uninstall NAV (2003 & later) have a look @ this link [service1.symantec.com]
To totally uninstall NAV (pre 2003) have a look @ this link [service1.symantec.com]
To uninstall NOD32 use the Windows Add/Remove and follow up with the removal tool available here [www.betterantivirus.com]
To uninstall Norman Virus Control / Norman Internet Control use the removal tool available here [www.norman.com]
To totally uninstall Panda 2007 have a look @ this link [www.pandasecurity.com]
To totally uninstall Panda 2008 have a look @ this link [www.pandasecurity.com]
To totally uninstall PC-Cillin have a look @ this link [esupport.trendmicro.com]
Windows Live OneCare cleanup util have a look @ this link [download.microsoft.com]