don't know what it is. Only this browser & only for the past month give-or-take. Firefox &/or Opera have no such issues. Nothing comes up on spysweeper.
I'm running XP. It's IE 6.0 or whatever it is that's the most recent one (I do my windows updates regularly).
Even if I change my homepage to about:blank, I still have this problem. Once an IE window is opened, there are no browsing issues from page to page. But even hitting CTRL-N to open another one causes the same delay in opening a new window.
Any ideas would be appreciated.