Internet Connection Window is Endlessly Busy

Cetova
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I can initially get into the Internet but the window remains busy. The blue circle just keep revolving and the script says Connecting. I can open a new window and successfully search on things. I can then close that window. The only way I can get out of the primary window is to cancel, overriding the message: "This window is busy. Closing it may cause some problems. Do you want to close it anyway?" I have to close it anyway. My system is now, on occasion, flashing a DOS screen saying that there is a system error and the system must shut down. It flashes so fast that I am unable to read the entire screen. Has anyone experienced this before and what do I do about it?
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If you haven't already thoroughly scanned for Malware i recommend downloading & updating Malwarebytes anti-Malware, from here, & run in Normal mode:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Click Finish then MBAM will automatically start.

Tutorial available, if you require >
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t169669.html

Found similar problem >
"This window is busy - resulting Adware clean up":
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-710060.php
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Even if Malwarebytes indicates your system is clean (& assuming you've already scanned for viruses) you could try Hitman Pro 3, a Second Opinion Malware Scanner:
http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro

Incidently what version IE are you running, please?  
Even if IE8, have you tried re-installing it?
in addition to Jonvee's suggestion, reset IE (tools/internet options/advanced/reset) and check for proxy settings on IE (tools/internet options/connections/Lan settings) make sure "automatically check for settings" is enabled/checked. let us know how it goes.

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I ran AVG and Malware last night and both failed to detect anything. I downloaded Spybot this morning and it seems to have cleaned up the problem. It found 168 'problems' and took care of them.

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Good.   Thanks for the feedback.

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