When I run IE9 a few times, my desktop icons become disabled.
That is, running the cursor over them does not make them highlight. Nor does clicking them cause anything to happen.
Additionally, right-clicking the desktop does not bring up a menu.
I notice that the task manager shows multiple copies of IE9 running.
When I "End Process" on all running copies, the desktop (and icons) start behaving properly.
But the problem is that whenever I run the IE9 program and serf the net, desktop things get messed up again.
Then I have to go and "End Processes" on IE9s in Task Manager again.
Any ideas on how to eliminate the problem permanently?
I have run Malwarebytes and now have zero events in a deep scan.
My antivirus is MS Essentials. Auto UPdates = enabled.