Strange problem. By "freeze" you mean you it times out and other pages are never loaded? so you can visit BBCs main page multiple times but never click on any of the links?
You reset the modem AND the computer or just the modem? rather than reset the modem just try unplugging your computer from it and/or disabling the wireless adaptor. see if it works first time after that
First thing first, download malware bytes anti-malware (MBAM) and scan. viruses have a nasty habit of messing up DNS and trying to point your browser to nasty websites, sometimes with the end result that the browser never goes anywhere.
Next try installing firefox and using that, even if you don't like it its always good to have a second browser for testing.