Using Windows XP with a Belkin N300 router. About 9 days ago I installed IE8, which seemed to be running ok, but the next day I was notified that MalwareBytes had quarantined Trojan.Pirminay. I removed this trojan and used CCleaner to clean the registry. Since then, I have been unable to access the web in a normal fashion. I have to click on an icon on the desktop, wait 5-7 seconds, and then close the window. If I do this 5 times in succession (using the same icon) the page will open on the 5th attempt - always the 5th attempt.
I have changed many router settings and then restored the default settings, have changed many MS and web settings, and then restored the default settings, have dropped many add-ons, plug-ins, and accelerators, switched to NTFS, and downloaded numerous fixes, all to no avail.
One lingering thought is that I may have deleted some important files with the reg cleaner. Should I do a re-install of IE8?