Firstly, I run Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Now, the problem is that neither Firefox or Internet Explorer x32 would connect to teh interwebz. Internet Explorer x64 would run just fine; as would every other program that connects to the net. Also, Firefox and IE x32 would actually start every 3rd or 4th time. I did malware scans using Microsoft Defender, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, SUPERAntiSpyware and anti-virus scans running Panda and Microsoft Security Essentials; they all came back clean except for cookies. I also ran HiJackThis and found nothing out of the ordinary running.
Anyone want to take any guesses? It did end up getting fixed really quickly once I figured out what happened. It was all a matter of a single reboot.