Yesterday, a new network alert popped listing a "local" network that had a different IP address (don't remember it). Not recognizing it, I set to internet zone. DCHP, DNS and loop back had the usual IP addresses. I did not attempt to access anything on my network (printer, internet, etc). This morning, I turned on the computer and could see the New Network with the different address, but not my normal network. I could not ping my router, print to my printer. My other computer that connects wirelessly also saw the new network and could not connect to the network or internet. I could not use browser to administer router. I tried to set up a new network using wizard. Finally, I went to the network properties window and went to properties for TCp/IP. I did NOT change anything. It indicated that IP and DNS should be automatic. While I was viewing this, the "new network" disappeared and my usual network appeared. All connections were back to normal. The computer had been on for about 30 minutes.
What can cause this? How can I check for malware or someone remotely controlling my computer?
Thanks in advance
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite