Windows Update is now working OK - just in time to get the latest updates.
The only possible explanation I have is that I recently installed Skype which
automatically installs an IExplore add-in to highlight telephone numbers on
web pages. One of the options it gives is to uninstall the add-in - which I
did and since then everything has been fine
I'm not sure if any of these events are connected but you know how unstable
"stable" systems can be at times.
I would be interested to know if anyone else has had a similar problem
because it is frustrating not knowing exactly what happened a) to cause the
problem and b) what fixed it!
Thanks to all who helped anyway
> Whenever I try to check for updates via Windows Update, IExplore freezes. I
> am running W2K with all the updates up to Dec 2007. I have scanned for
> viruses and run the Malicious Software Removal Tool (Dec Edition) and nothing
> has been found (I halso have BOClean from Comodo which usually traps thing
> that gets past the virus scanner).
> Has anyone any ideas what is happening?
> Thanks in anticipation