The Judge RANTS!
's OK. Still here. Nothing new to report. Awaiting results of latest blood tests.
This is just a tidy-up post following on from this one.
I never did get to the bottom of the problem there; not a single one of the 'solutions' I had read about worked.
I've just downloaded and installed Internet Explorer 11, and the problem doesn't manifest itself anymore.
BUT A WORD OF WARNING!
One of the things that installing IE11 on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 does is to install another Windows Update called KB3035583. This inocuous-sounding doobry makes an icon appear in your system tray (that's the bit bottom right by the clock) which prompts you to 'upgrade' (their word, not mine) to Windows 10. Yes, Billy's boys really are that desperate to push their new all-singing, all-dancing spyware on people.
I had uninstalled and blocked KB3035583 previously, once I had read what it did, but IE11 put it back there. IE11 still seems to work OK without it.
For instructions on how to remove KB3035583, try here, but pay particular heed to the last paragraph:
"If you do not want to see the update any more be sure to hide it by right clicking on the KB3035583 listing in Windows Update and selecting Hide this update."
...otherwise the bastard thing is likely to come back.