I had to help my friend with a similar problem. He had just bought a new computer from best buy. He couldn't access any other sites but yahoo.com and bestbuy.com I tried to change his internet options and it wouldn't let me without a password. Unfortunately he never got a password with his computer. I looked it up on the internet and found it was a little registry key I had to delete. I deleted it and everything was just fine. I will search for it again.
Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"
"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"
whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put