When opening IE, get hourglass for a second, then nothing. each time try to open IE, a new iexplore process starts.
Machine appears to run normally (not slow). Network settings using DHCP and DNS from ADSL modem/router.
Ran AVG, ccleaner, malwarebytes. No change to IE behaviour. Ran Hijackthis and attach the log file.
Am able to ping google.com.au okay, so happy the connection via adsl to net is working.
See error messages suggesting that connection to MS update is failing regularly.
Any suggestions appreciated, as time permits