How come I cannot get on the internet after uninstalling my antivirus program?

by on January 13, 2009

Q: An antivirus program was installed onto my computer running Windows XP. The computer started to run slow so I uninstalled the program. The internet did not come on screen. My friend pressed winsock and said if you press ok then internet would stop. So he did. The problem now is that the earthnet cable at the back of computer is connected and network settings says that it is connected but when I open the internet I get the message “page cannot be displayed” does any one no what i do ?