This problem sprang up yesterday. Whenever I try to open a new tab the computer hangs up. Whenever I click on a link that someone has included in their post the computer hangs up.
In either case it takes about a minute or so for the web page to appear. I can switch from tab to tab with no problem. I have no problem refreshing a page.
I have updated and ran the following scans to try to exclude malware as the source of the problem. All scans came up clean.
Windows One Care, MBAM, SAS, Bit Defender and Kaspersky.
Any help would be appreciated !
Windows XP Home, IE-8, SP-3
Edited by Dennis H, 28 July 2009 - 10:16 AM.