http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winsock.htm after trying ASquared from emsisoft.com I would recommend the Ad-Aware SE from lavasoft.de with the LSP Explorer addin to review and understand what is happening with the LSP.
http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/TcpView.html for viewing what process is what port.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4521.html is the easy way to repair TCP/IP (free and recommended).
Take care and TTYL Oldsod
Message Edited by Oldsod on 05-12-200606:12 AM
Windows XP Home Edition
If you are using skynet as a provider, yes blocking off the server will stop your internet service.
Message Edited by Oldsod on 05-12-200606:14 AM