A couple days ago, I was streaming a show on the internet when suddenly the internet stopped working. I closed my tabs and restarted my WiFi but to no avail. I checked to see if the internet was functioning as usual on my phone and it was. Therefore, this must be an issue with my device- a MacBook air- and not with the router.
So far I:
- ran diagnostics and according to that, everything is in working order.
- renewed the DHCP lease.
- made sure it wasn't a dns issue.
- reset SMC and NVRAM
- cleared my browser cache
- checked my download folder for anything suspicious
- restarted many times, both in safe mode and recovery mode
None of the above has worked. It doesn't matter whether I try using Chrome or Firefox or Safari or an application requiring internet connection. Nothing works. On chrome it tries to load for a while before saying connection timed out.
Any ideas on how I might resolve this issue?
I'm worried that I may have gotten a virus from the streaming website but I can't install an antivirus software now without internet access.