I click a Favorate what has worked for a year and IE 8 opens and hangs up (says not responding) . If I wait about 5 minutes it may open up; but more often then not it will open up to a completely different web site.
I sometimes can get it to work by opening Task manager and end the task. (clicking on the IE will do nothing; but make it more stubborn and often covering over with a light haze (like looking through a frosted window). I then opened up a new IE8 and it may or may not work correctly.
on recient example: I did notice the URL often did not enter in correctly. I had clicked the Icon that said http://www.megaplextheatres.com and what went into the Address was http://www.searchqu.com/web?src=404&...%3fth_code%3d3.
LATER:I manually entered the URL into the address and I got the site. I suspect Google was changing the address and not doing a good job of it. I turned off google and coppied the favorate and replaced it in my favorites.
Funny thing is that the correct address was in a small window below the URL or address space; but did not work.
I am hoping this will solve the problem; but why did it change by it self. I have not tried it on other icons yet.
Yes I have windows 7 and I use the 32 bit IE-8 but have both. This just started messing with me for no reason that I can figure (but I am a long way less that expert like many of you are).
Maybe I should stop using Google for a while, but I hate Bing. I checked IE 9 but it is so foriegn to me I put it back in the Pond. If it could look more like the Classic IE I maybe could use it.
I think I have added all the updates, and I do not get comments of a virus from my McAfee Security.
I will need to keep look for this in the future. Thank you for anyone that has any usefull comments or ideas to check.