A few days ago a problem surfaced where blank IE (6.0) pages would frequently open after IE was launched. I couldn't close them without ending the IE process using task manager. Then Norton Anti Virus stopped loading and I get a message suggesting I uninstall and reinstall it. Open programs do not show up on the task bar. I cannot cut and paste - either within a document, folder to folder, or to another drive. The paste option is dimmed. I'm running XP home edition. I have been using Norton Anti Virus and frequently update the definitions. I regulary run Ad Aware and Spybot. I get Microsoft Updates on a regular basis. I recently found "CleverIEHooker.Jeired" on my machine and haven't been able to get rid of it. I will follow the instructions on other threads to delete it. I've had good success with Norton Anti Virus but this sure looks like a virus. I would appreciate any suggestions on determining root cause for these problems. Thanks!