1. Run Internet Explorer without add-ons (it's a choice if you type internet in the search window on the desktop). Does that work correctly.
2. If it does, in IE go to Tools>Manage add-ons to discover which of your add-ons is causing the issue.
3. Please tell the results here.
Win 7 pro/ IE 8
I keep getting this pop up about win explorer has stopped working and [it has not stopped working,] but the pop up takes control of the window and you have to close to try and restore the home page and when you do here comes the same pop up again followed by another one that says it is going to return you to your home page. I did the lava soft scan as well as SFC scan along with the Avast scan which all 3 found nothing as well as the MS site and instructions were of no help to correct the problem.