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IE does NOT respond....sometimes!

Hello,
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?

Thank you!

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AVG does report changes.

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.

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I'll try that

Thanks for the suggestions. I am running XP SP2.

What do you mean by repair mode?

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involves using your O/S disc and when you run it

you will get a choice of install or repair.

Moderators over in the XP forum are more familiar with how this is done.

I have not had the need to repair.

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