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Taskbar Freezes when I start any browser


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OK, I've had this problem since last one month.
I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and I have a lot of browsers installed on my system (Opera, Firefox, IE8, Safari, Chrome).

But whenever I start any of these browsers (except Firefox), my taskbar freezes completely. I cannot access anything on the taskbar including the start button. After pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del, I select 'Start Task Manager', but that also freezes. The system only comes back to normal when I close the browser window.

Suprisingly, Firefox is the only browser which works perfectly without freezing the taskbar. I've Firefox 3.6.8 as well as Firefox 4.0b5 installed and both work without a problem. Any ideas? :)
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Close IE.
Go Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools, and click on Internet Explorer (no add-ons). Same thing?
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OK, today it seems IE (with and without addons), Safari and Firefox all seem to be running fine all of a sudden :) And I didn't even do anything to make that happen

But Opera and Chrome are still giving me the same problem
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I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal area.

Before you start a new topic click on this link --> Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide, Please read before starting a new topic. This will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your OTListIt2 log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Hey, sorry for the late reply. It looks like it wasn't malware. I uninstalled Internet Download Manager and all the browsers have started working properly. Thnx for d help anyways :D
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