A customer can browse the Web with Firefox, but not IE8. If I back down to IE6, IE works.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling IE8. Installing IE7 then IE8, resetting Winsock with netsh, scanning with Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, and TDSSKiller, clean boot, running IE without add-ons, removing Adobe Flash Player using the Adobe removal tool, reregistering the appropriate ddl's, and turning the Windows Firewall off.
The OS is Windows XP Home Premium SP3.
The antivirus on this machine is MS Security Essentials.
What happens is that IE launches and does nothing. The tab says connecting. If I close IE after several minutes, I find that it is not respondng. At one point, IE would flash on the screen and disappear, but that does not happen with the current installation.
It is not worthwhile to reinstall everything from scratch (reformat, etc.). I can tell this user to use IE6 or Firefox, but I would rather not.
What can I do to get IE to behave?