I started having this problem about a week ago with my Google Chrome browser. It would freeze unexpectedly, and take me a few tries to open it (I had to stop it via Task Manager to open it) Then, my IE8 went. I can't open it, if I do, one of two things happen:
a) The icon in the task bar lights up, as if it is open, but no window appears and the icon goes back
b)The window appears, but stops responding without even having loaded the page or any buttons on the actual browser.
I have scanned numerous times for malware, with many programs, (Symantec, Housecall, MSE) and came up blank. Also, I have cleaned all temp files off every browser with CCleaner. I have uninstalled both Chrome and IE, then restarted, installed IE9, and restarted again to no avail.
What is the problem, and what can I do to fix it?
*I got a Trojan.Gen on my comp a few days before this started, but it was immediately quarantined, and I cleaned and permanently deleted it right away. Again, I've checked my comp for malware, spyware, and any other kind of ware, without positive results.
Thank you very much for your help,