I have browsed thru similar topics on this site and have tried the fixes to no avail. Have been working on this problem for about 3 weeks now and had already tried most of the fixes. Along with the IE problem, my WinUpdate will scan & show me the available updates but the screen freezes when I click the "Install" button. Iexplore crashes constantly and when I hit the "Ctrl+Alt+Del command I have 2-3 entries of iexplore(not responding). I'm not sure if this problem was multiplied when I tried to reinstall IE6 or not. I'm at wits end & if there's any advice out there, I love to hear it. Have also ran Adaware & Hijack This but unable to read log to attempt to fix anything. Thanks in advance.:)

have you tried a repair of IE? If you have an HJT log, I would be happy to look it over to see if there are any problems there.

yes, tried the repair option twice. Now it acts as though I have more than one Explorer working. hen I go to shutdown or reboot I have to manually "end task" in the close program window twice for "iexplore not responding". My log follows, I appreciate the time you're taking to help me....
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:21:57 PM, on 5/7/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WINMODEM.101\azexe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BELLSOUTH INTERNET TOOLS\BLSLOADER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\MMKEYBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\REALTIME.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SIBER SYSTEMS\AI ROBOFORM\ROBOTASKBARICON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WEBSHOTS\WEBSHOTSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\OSA.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\TRAYMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALDOWNLOAD\REALDOWNLOAD0.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONSCREEN DISPLAY\OSD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LEXMARKX63\ACBTNMGR_X63.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LEXMARKX63\ACMONITOR_X63.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC\LIVEUPDATE\LUCOMSERVER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\PROFILES\BIGPOPANJ\DESKTOP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://home.bellsouth.net/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMPANION\YCOMP5_1_6_0.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {EBCDDA60-2A68-11D3-8A43-0060083CFB9C} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NZDD.DLL
O2 - BHO: Popup Manager - {08E74C67-99A6-45C7-94DA-A397A8FD8082} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 6.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {724d43a9-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboForm.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {15C9938F-CB96-496D-800A-B827F2E34EA1} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\BELLSOUTH INTERNET TOOLS\BLSPC.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMPANION\YCOMP5_1_6_0.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &RoboForm - {724d43a0-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboForm.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [blspcloader] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\BELLSOUTH INTERNET TOOLS\BLSLOADER.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD] C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCDRealtime] C:\WINDOWS\realtime.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [azmodem] WINMODEM.101\azexe.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RoboForm] "C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe"
O4 - Startup: Webshots.lnk = C:\Program Files\Webshots\WebshotsTray.exe
O4 - Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Startup: RealDownload.lnk = C:\Program Files\REAL\RealDownload\REALDOWNLOAD0.EXE
O4 - Startup: AcBtnMgr_X63.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\LexmarkX63\AcBtnMgr_X63.exe
O4 - Startup: ACMonitor_X63.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\LexmarkX63\ACMonitor_X63.exe
O4 - User Startup: Webshots.lnk = C:\Program Files\Webshots\WebshotsTray.exe
O4 - User Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - User Startup: RealDownload.lnk = C:\Program Files\REAL\RealDownload\REALDOWNLOAD0.EXE
O4 - User Startup: AcBtnMgr_X63.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\LexmarkX63\AcBtnMgr_X63.exe
O4 - User Startup: ACMonitor_X63.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\LexmarkX63\ACMonitor_X63.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\resources\WebMenuImg.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: RF Toolbar &2 - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComShowToolbar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Fill Forms &] - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComFillForms.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Save Forms &[ - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComSavePass.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Identities &, - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComEditIdent.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Passcards &. - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComEditPass.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Fill from Identity &; - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComFillIdent.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Fill from Passcard &' - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComFillPass.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Customize Menu &4 - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComCustomizeIEMenu.html
O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: RoboForm (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: RF Toolbar &2 (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Fill Forms (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Fill Forms &] (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Save (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Save Forms &[ (HKLM)
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.workathomeagent.net
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.workathomeagent.com
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37908.6111921296
O16 - DPF: {4E888414-DB8F-11D1-9CD9-00C04F98436A} - https://webresponse.one.microsoft.com/oas/ActiveX/winrep.cab
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/swdir.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2003120501/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {D8EE8DC0-F193-11D0-B1E5-08005A885319} (MicroX Persistent Mainframe Display Control) - http://www.workathomeagent.net/walldata/curVersion/hostexpress.cab
O16 - DPF: {CA034DCC-A580-4333-B52F-15F98C42E04C} (Downloader Class) - https://www.stopzilla.com/_download/Auto_Installer/dwnldr.cab
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB

Unzip HJT into it's own permanent folder before doing anything in order for it to create backups. (Not a temporary folder or the desktop & not directly on your hard drive). Close all (browser) windows & rescan with hijackthis. When the scan is finished place a check in the box to the left of the following entries=

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Popup Manager - {08E74C67-99A6-45C7-94DA-A397A8FD8082} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - (no file)

If you never paid for PCDoctor have HJT fix these too:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCDRealtime] C:\WINDOWS\realtime.exe
then manually delete the realtime.exe from the Windows folder.

Nothing else that I can see there.

Just started using RealDownload again. The WinInstaller that usually handles my downloads auto stopped responding when this problem started. I'm guessing it has some reason for my being unable to install updates from WinUpdate site. As far as I know there shouldn't be anything foriegn in my RealDownload. As for the PC Doctor, in a moment of desparation I downloaded & pd for a week's use. Should be expired today or tomorrow. Nice waste of money!!! Should I still fix it? Also UTL real.exe. FIND says it's in C:Windows but not showing in Windows Explorer.