I have an annoying problem, although not critical, that won’t go away. This problem seems to have manifested itself since I installed Avira Premium Security Suite. I do like this application. The AV protection is second to none (my personal opinion) and the firewall is adequate for my needs. My OS is Microsoft Windows XP Professional and I connect to the internet via a Netgear wireless router through Sky Broadband ISP with a SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter. The router has only been installed for 8 months. I use Internet Explorer as my browser. The problem is that, sporadically, I lose my connection to the internet (the usual web page not available) but when I check my Local Area status, it always shows as ‘connected’. A quick fix for this problem is to reboot my computer on the occasions that connection is lost and always, my internet connection is restored. I visited the Avira support forum and, on looking at various threads, did the following : Did a complete and clean uninstall and reinstallation of Avira Premium Security Suite. Everything seemed fine after this for a few days. Ran the WinsockxpFix Ran the LSPFix The Winsockfix disabled my online protection in Avira! The LSPFix restored my online protection in Avira. However, the problem of intermittent lost internet connections still prevails. I have used several (Search & Destroy, Ad-Aware, Avira AV) scanning processes but my computer is clean from malware, adware, viruses etc. I also, every other day, clean up my registry with CCleaner and Registry Mechanic and I am careful to view the stuff they find before deletion in case there is any reference to LSP, Winsock, Layers, ISP, Internet etc. Your help will be most appreciated. Thanks.