Okay, so clearly I am new here. I apologize in advance if there is a more appropriate forum for this or if this topic is not appropriate period. My friends are always telling me to go to this questionable website or that one because there is something I have just got to see. I usually do not; this time however I fell for it. I went to the website and a pop-up window came up in the lower-right of my screen. It said something to the effect of: "Hey there, I see you are in Boston, so am I... let's chat" So automatically I figure there is something wrong since they know where I am. (How do they do that?!) So I went to close out of the window, but instead I clicked just below the "x" and as a result I was redirected to some site that I immediately closed. In the weeks since this happened: I have a lot of trouble connecting to the internet. Pages don't load properly, pages do not load at all. I cannot count the number of times I have seen the message: "Failed to connect to website.com. Though the website seems valid... blah blah.." I really need to get this working again. This is my computer for school and as an Engineering student, I really need it! Any ideas are greatly appreciated. JohnnyO P.S. Though the timing seems as such, I am not absolutely sure that all this trouble started at the same time as the website incident.