On My parents computer if you open IE8 it wil not go to home page,Verizon online, after a restart it WILL go for a short time but then stops again. they also have AOL on the computer. I have deleted several antivirus and spyware programs that were running in background that were not being used. IE7 was doing same thing and i upgraded to IE8 thinking 7 was missing a file or something. Sorry I do not have more info as I am 300 miles from them but any Ideas would help.