I can use outlook just fine and if I can get IE to open a download link from my RSS feed I can even download torrents.
Another issue I'm having on the same machine, started around the same time is iTunes won't open. It started with the CD Drive registry issue. I would just click ok. I got tired of that and tried installing the Gears drivers. No fix. Now it won't open, I tried "Completely removing and reinstalling itunes." Nothing.
Also, Outlook.exe continues to run after exiting "sometimes". It used to be everytime, but I disabled some add-ons and that has helped, although I haven't tried disabling every add-on.
I've run MBAM and SB S&D. I use AVG Free and Zonealarm.
Thanks in advance for your help.