I've been at this for the last two days. I've read a lot of posting on this forum about the same problem. I've gotten rid of some trojans, viruses and such, reset IE, disabled add-ons. However, in a short time of use, a new tab when selected will freeze at connecting. Heck! The original tabs that were working fine will freeze in that I can't click on a link; can't even scroll the webpage using the mouse. I would like the members here to take a look at the attched HiJackThis log and tell me if they seen anything. I'm still determining if malware is still the culprit. (I can't seem to upload the attachment. Getting the generic error, ' Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage', and so I've pasted the log below. sorry.) Cheers.