Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:40 AM
I, too, had problems (see my posting "Internet Explorer 7/Problems") with IE7. I installed once, it caused disturbances (that I don't remember the details of) with my system, then I went to System Restore. A couple of weeks or so later, I received a Windows update prompt and foolishly decided to give it another try. It's the latest thing, right? (So it must be good.) It locked up my pc so that I had to do a manual shut off the next morning. Curiously, it also got my Webroot Spysweeper for MSN involved by causing it to open. See my posting for details.
Incidentally, System Restore will not remove your work, data, etc. It just returns your computer back to whatever restore point date you choose, minus whatever programs you installed after that date.
Funny thing about antispyware and antivirus software: they all detect different things, and some adware, malware and viruses slip past the radar of one, but may be detected by the product of another company. That being the case, I would recommend running different versions of those. I have had good results from Spybot Search & Destroy (a free download) and V-Com System Suite. I've used Norton, McAfee, and Webroot Spysweeper, but have found deficiencies with those (and the two I previously mentioned are not perfect).
Be that as it may, and based upon my own experience with it, I suspect that IE7 contains some serious glitches. At least for some systems.