Bizarre: even when I am not browsing the internet.
If I turn on the computer, click start and then double-click or right click on the following: my documents, my computer, my network places, control panel or search: I get the error message above. If I wish I can then access the internet - just not any of the functions above.
If I use IE on its own - I have no problems - can access internet and all websites I wish.
All clues greatly received.
I have swept for viruses and done a registry clean - still no joy.
I use XP.