I've just been doing my regular housekeeping on my wife's computer - Toshiba laptop running Vista.
Something strange really happened. It totally locked up so I forced a reboot. It came up ok but when you start IE, Google is just a totally blank page (whole page section of the browser is white, other parts of the browser seem normal - tabs, bar at the bottom etc.). It thinks it has loaded the page (In Progress thingy has stopped, says Google on the tab and "Done" bottom left hand corner). All other pages I've tried (BBC, Amazon, Yahoo) seem to display ok - just Google doesn't (google.co.uk, iGoogle and Google.com).
She has the Google toolbox installed but if I put search criteria in there I get the Google search results normally.
I've done some research - there seems to be a virus which shows a blank page after you've done a search and also about:blank coming up as you home page. This is neither of these things.
I've done a Malwarebytes scan and this shows nothing.
Does anyone have any idea what is happening?
Vista / IE7.