When I run IE it hangs constantly. It causes the entire computer to hang. While it's hanging all other function ceases, for about 20 secs depending on the website. ALL function, task manager/ctr-alt-del even hangs. I have multiple computers, identical hardware, identical software (symantec ghosted). Some computers have the problem, some don't. Goes away and comes back seemingly randomly. Very basic software. XP sp3, MS Office 'o3, Norton AV, and a couple other programs (1 uses SQL). Multiple internet connections, 1 dsl, 1 cable.
Testing using basic google searches: oil, test, fire, firefox, java. Sometimes it freezes immediately, sometimes after 3 or 4 results display. Occurs on all websites as far as I can tell.
Deleted all history including cache, cookies, etc.
Reset advanced settings
Disabled all add-ons(in manage add-ons)
IE 8 uninstall(in Add/Remove Programs)
Full IE component removal and reinstall.(In Add/Remove Windows Components)
Adobe Reader & Flash uninstall
Current Norton AV
Installed and ran Spybot S&D and Lavasoft Adaware
Firefox works fine, so appears to definitely be IE
If anyone has any ideas (other than use firefox), I would love to hear them.