Have you tried a 'tabbed' browser? You won't go back to IE. Here are a few popular ones with useful features not present in IE: Avant Browser click here, Firefox click here, Opera click here, Mozilla (Firefox's big brother) click here, Maxthon click here. G
Through google I found many references to this same problem. The only common factor was Yahoo! toolbar. Removal of the toolbar from add/remove programs and any other reference to Yahoo! toolbar then a reboot solved the problem.
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