My daughters laptop has a virus ("exploit") detected by AVG antivirus software but was unable to heal it. The recommendation was to download latest Microsoft (XP) upgrades first. This included an upgrade to Internet Explorer 7. Now IE7 just hangs whenever she tries to open it and the computer is very slow - even task manager doesn't show all running applications and takes ages to load.
Before you upgrade to IE7 next time remove all third party toolbars such as Google and Yahoo. Also there is a known conflict with BT Broadband Help software. Remove this as well and once IE7 is installed download the latest version from the BT site.
Hi,Glad that you have things working Ok now,Remember to turn your firewall off if you are going to download IE7 again,A lot of folk still on IE6 so you might be better staying on there to save any more problems,The choice is yours.If you are happy that it is now working ok,Remember to tick the little square and press resolved.Good Luck.