Hi I hope I can get this post written and sent before W8.1 and IE11 decide to do battle again on my PC. IE 11 starts the fight and stops responding to windows. Windows tries to restart, usually fails. Sometimes Taskhost.exe gets involved. Most incidents are immediately preceded by high CPU usage (95-98%) with just the browser up. Then every thing freezes. IE is not responding or Windows is not responding or website is not responding... I reboot just so I can perform a normal shut down. This has been going on intermittently since I updated to 8.1 from 8 a few years ago but now it's all out war with these applications and systems.
My PC specs: HP All-in-one Desktop
CPU-AMD E-1 1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (1.4 GHz)
RAM-4 GB (3.58 GB usable) DDR3 @532MHz (7-7-7-19)
OS: Windows 8.1, 64-bit operating system, 64-bit based processor
500 GB Seagate HD (465 GB available)
HP DVD optical drive
Realtek High Def Audio
Browser IE 11 v11.0.9600.18450 (this is according to tools-about IE 11 though actual files state either 11.0.9600.18123 or 11.0.9600.18124 for x86)
Norton AV with monthly Malwarebytes
I don't have a problem with pop-ups, redirects or anything else suspicious.
The only website I can't visit is CenturyLink.com - my ISP. This is new. HP network check shows no issues. ISP is no help.
I will try to attach my last MiniToolBox.
I hope someone can help.