A few weeks ago I started having problems with IE6. When I would search for things it would let me open 2-3 items. After that, when I would click to open an item it would just keep running but would never open.
Our computer guy has been trying to figure out what the problem is. The only thing he could think of was that a 3rd party add on was the problem. And that was the google tool bar. Today he removed the tool bar and the browser works perfect.
I had the tool bar for many months with no problems and I really hate to give it up. I want my tool bar back and I also want my IE6 to function. Has anyone else ever experienced this?
Try the small fix first (run Adaware), then, if that doesn't help, try the big fix (reinstall IE6). Reinstalling IE6 may not help, because the spyware residue lies in your registry, and getting rid of IE6 won't necessarily get rid of the spyware reg keys (They were designed to stay put, even if you uninstall the spyware program itself). ;)
There is also a known conflict with the use of the cookie blocker in IE 6. We have "Cookie Pal" installed which sets certain default settings which will then hang pages. If this could be the problem go to the Cookie Pal web site and you'll find complete instructions on how to reset the defaults.