Thanks to everybody for your replies.
oiturtlez, regardless of opinions about IE, it has worked for me for many years. I do have Firefox installed and use it sometimes. Pages load very fast with either IE or FF, there is no problem with pages loading.
UsernameIssues, I will consider reseting IE, thanks for showing me exactly where that can be done from. Right now I have Adobe, Avast!, Checkpoint (Zone Alarm Pro), and Java showing under "toolbars and extensions" no other add ons are enabled/running.
FredeGail, I will check for updates again, I did that this morning and first update was an updated updater. I have been using the x64 IE since that is what my computer is, I didn't realize the x64 could be a problem. Will I notice any difference using the x32 IE instead of the x64?