Sorry, software newbie here
I've been getting this message for heaps of things recently:
First noticed it trying to use Trillian's profile editor, now noticed it applies to anything that connects the Internet to one of my programs... but I can still play games and chat... If that makes any sense. For example, Bad company 2 can be played online, but the updater causes this problem. I also get it trying to run programs rather than save them when I download, and uploading anything anywhere just comes up with errors.
I couldn't update Spybot or Malewarebytes but I re-downloaded the latest versions of both and scanned to no avail, a few pieces of minor tracking cookies and the like, which I deleted before restarting, to find the same problem. Registry checkers all say that everything's fine, and messing with security settings in ways suggested in a few places on this forum didn't help. so... plz help, I feel like I've tried everything.