Pals PC running Vista. He can search fine with Chrome but IExplorer has the rotating search ring going for ages. I have removed IE9, IE8 and we are now down to IE7 with the same problem.
I have deleted Temp Files, Cookies and Search History. Also have run Superantispyware & Malewarebytes with no serious results or impact.
Thanks jockeyed. will carry out your instructions. however I have re installed Internet explorer nine from scratch and the problem still exists I have tried it in safe mode with networking and it runs fine.
Yes it was the shockwave add-on that was causing the problem I have removed it using the Adobe uninstall software but when I go back into Internet explorer it still shows shockwave among the add-ons, but disabled.
Like you I had the same problem and indeed it was a shockwave add-on that was causing the problem. Got over it by disabling the add-on then downloading the latest version. Easiest way is to go into control panel and double click on the Flash icon then choose "update" but watch out as it also tries to download Google Chrome. Not sure about this but I think it was the Shockwave update of 4th August that caused the problem but the latest version on the Adobe site seems to fix it.
If you click on Start then right click on the IE9 icon and choose browse without add-ons you can then disable shockwave from there as it shows more add ons than you would see normally, this will then enable you to download the latest version.