This is the Virus and Securities forum and I don't think you have that type of problem unless there are other things that you haven't told us but you could try IEFIX maybe. Symptom #7 sounds like what you have.
Ever since I upgraded MSN last week, as required, I can no longer browse using IE6 by entering addresses into the address bar. Nothing happens. But if I click on a Favorite, it goes into the address bar fine and works great. All other browsers work fine, but not IE6. At the same time when trying to insert pictures into e-mails, it takes forever for each picture to be inserted, at least 5 minutes per picture. Also just as slow when trying to transfer between folders. I've checked everything I can think of and cannot find the problem. MSN and Qwest don't know either. I even uninstalled and reinstalled both MSN and IE6 in case of a corrupted file, but same thing. I'm sure it's some silly little switch or checked block somewhere.
Can anyone help please?