I am having problems again with an XP Prof desktop on the network whose Internet Explorer (IE 7)loses connectivity randomly every other day.
When this happens, i try pinging sites using URL and IP address and the pings are successful...meaning address resolution is working fine. But Internet Explorer freezes. A restart of the machine fixes it. I tried scanning the machine for viruses and it reported none.
I am wondering if it has something to do with the Antivirus software/firewall itself (Trend Micro Office Scan)... or if it due to scripts that run in the background?
Please let me know how to go about troubleshooting this issue.