Originally Posted by Predos
Have you checked to make sure that there was no automatic "upgrade" to IE8?
What you are describing is what happened to me with that upgrade.
And M$ producing only infallible and perfect software and has included the bug ridden IE8 as an automatic update in their normal updates. If you have your system set for automatic updates relinquishing any control over the process (M$'s recommended and default setting) then they have installed IE8 without asking your permission.
That is why I do not allow automatic updates, and always review what they want to install before allowing the updates to be installed.