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MS IE VERY Slow, hanging, CPU Usage 100%

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Hi all, I am hoping you can please help.

Lately, my Internt Explorer has been bogging down my machine, claiming to be showing CPU usage at 100%-even with only one or two instances of Internet Explorer running (whereas in the past I could have 12 and no problem).
I had IE7, then upgraded to IE8 thinking that was the problem, which didn't solve anything...

I've scanned my drive with McAfee and Spyhunter, which hasn't found anything that fixed
the problem. The way it is now, using the web or anything else while those IE windows are open is virtually not possible.

I have Windows XP 5.1, 3.25GB RAM, and 3Ghz Pentium, both have which have always been sufficient.

I hope I can avoid having to reformat the HD and start fresh...

Any thoughts?
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Do as much of


as you can. If a step won't work, skip to the next one. Copy and paste your gmer, mbam, otl, & extras logs into a reply. Do not attach them.

If you lose internet access after running MBAM or if you are not able to get to the downloads:

In IE, Tools, Internet Options, Connections, LAN Settings, then uncheck all boxes and OK. Close IE and restart IE.

In FireFox, Tools, Options, Advanced, Settings, check No Proxy then OK. Close Firefox and restart Firefox.

In Chrome, Wrench, Options, Under the Hood, Change Proxy Settings, uncheck all boxes, OK.

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