Hi forum, I'm sorry, but I tried not to bother anybody by first searching for my problem, but after several hours of searching, I couldn't find the same thing happening to others. I have XP Pro w.sp2, and office XP. About a week ago, I updated from the microsoft site, It loaded IE7 plus several updates to Office XP includeing SP3 to office.( I have SP2 on XP PRO). Don't know if that has anything to do with it, but everything was working fine till then. The problem: I open IE7, and it goes to my homepage, and everything seems ok, until I type in a search word either in the google toolbar search box, or windows live toolbar search box, I hit enter, then the page freezes, and my cursor dissapears. The same exact thing happens, if I open my favorites, and click on any URL. Then the only way out is ctrl+alt+del, end program. When I search from my MSN home page, it works just fine. I tried removeing the google toolbar program, but to no avail, (when I searched with the win live box, it froze, with google bar gone), so I reinstalled it. I ran registry Mechanic, it fixed many things, but the problem persisted. Avast antivirus, found nothing, but today, as I downloaded something, it said it found a virus, I tried to delete it, but avast said, it could not, so I moved/renamed? AVG spyware, nothing but cookies. Spybot S&D, cookies, & Ad-aware, cookies & several MRU? I'm not sure which one of the last two, (Spybot, or Ad-aware), but after I ran it, the problem was gone. That was yesterday, but today it was back, exactly as before. Also, the point where avast said it found the virus was today, as I was trying to fix it. I've since ran all the scans again, but no repair. I did a system restore to May 1st., but I lost a lot of programs, and my avast registration, was expired(pre-registered). So I undid the restore, and did a new system restore to May 25th.(just before the updates to microsoft were done). Presto! Problem Gone! But now my tray keeps telling me that I have updates, and I believe they are important. What do I do? Please Help, and Thank You for your time.