When typing in a url with 'www.xxxxxx.com'
, internet explorer hangs for about 20 seconds. The progress bar on the bottom does not show up. After the 20 seconds or so, the progress bar displays and the page opens. If I use favorites or type the name of the website in the address bar with a ctrl-enter, or include the http: the page comes right up instantly.
I am running XP sp2 with IE 6 -- spysweeper is active with zonealarm pro. I have run adaware - all to no avail.
The system has been very stable and this started occuring a few weeks ago.
Please help, or let me know what else you need to assist.