Today my computer running WinME has a strange problem. Some of my programs like Mozilla and ad-aware can connect to the internet, while others like MSN messenger, AVG and IE can't. At first I thought my sygate firewall has a problem, but after I shut it down, they still cannot connect. The firewall didn't propmt me to allow or disallow most of these programs that can't connect to the net, so I manually add them to the allow list. But it still can't work. I have attached a screenshot of the error shown in the msn messenger. I reinstalled the firewall and it still can't work. I guess something is broken... if you know how to fix this, please reply. Thanks.