I can not link to the internet on my Windows XP deskop. When I run the diagnostics package ,I get the message "Error attempting to validate winsock base providers 2". Message tells me to reset the catalog. I do that and I still have the same problem and the same message. I am connecting to the internet and I get windows updates but I can not connect to the browser. I am wondering if I have a virus. This is my old computer and it has not been used in about one year and virus protection has gone inactive. Anyone had this issue?