Try IE without any BHO addons.
I need some help please.
Running XP-PRO-SP-2 fully patched, AVG, Spybot, Ad- Aware and Windows Bit Defender.
All definitions current and scans remove the tracking cookies.
64-bit processor 1GB RAM and behind a firewall.
The problems are as follows and have begun recently, say within the last 30 days.
For the record have been with IE since the days of IE 3.0.
Problem # 1.
I periodically cannot open the browser.
Problem # 2.
Sometime I am in the middle of reading something and get the 'Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close'.
Then it goes into the error reporting and the browser shuts down.
Sometimes shut down/ re-start hangs and then I get at least two 'program not responding' messages about iexplore.exe so I have to manually 'end task'.
I note also that my task manager sometimes shows at least 2-3 instances of iexplore.exe even when the browser is not open e.g. when reading mail in Outlook Express.
Problem # 4.
When in Outlook Express I have difficulty opening a link someone sends me.
I sometimes can open by C&P into a browser window and sometimes not.
Believe this may be as a result of periodic inability to open the browser.
As stated before all security scans come clean.
I have also run a check disc and sfc /scannow and added *.dlls from the installation disc.
I have read in both Aumha and Big Blue Ball and cannot seem to find anything on point.
For the record this post is hanging with the 'opening page http://forums.cnet.com' in the bottom of the browser.
Hope this will be posted.
What needs to be done to fix this browser problem.
T/Y in advance.