do a check disc and ask it to 'fix' damaged files/ clusters and see if that solves the problem.
if not you wil have to go into repair mode to fix the System 32/shell32.dll file.
based on the information provided I am assuming you are running XP and if it becomes neccessary to repair suggest you post that to our XP forum.
I've had this problem for about 3 weeks now. IE keeps "hanging" sometimes, I click on a link and nothing happens, it takes 3-4 clicks to get it going!...or the download stops for a few seconds and then starts again....it doesn't happen all the time, but enough times to be very annoying.
Spybot and Adaware find nothing, just tracking cookies, AVG finds nothing, except that WINDOWS/system32/shell32.dll is "changed".
Another strange piece of information is that my email program (Hotmail) link in IE does not work.
I have no other problems with the browser, no hijackings, I connect normally etc.
Is this a spyware problem or could it just be a connection settings issue? Any ideas?