In a previous post I had mentioned downgrading to Firefox 3.6.26. Well, that wasn’t the problem. Instead it has to do with Firefox habit of pipelining. That habit of pipelining causes AVG 2011 to freak out. That results in a lot of “Unresponsive script” errors in Firefox, Chrome, and in my case IE8.
I upgraded Java, Flash, Shockwave and Silverlight. No dice.
And it was then I deduced, it had to be AVG’s link scanner. Turned that off and I’m back in business.