I would always move up to the latest browser versions. The improved security may be slight, but everything helps.
With IE problems like this can often be traced back to Add-ons, BHO's, (Browser Helper Objects), ActiveX and plugins. IE > Tools > Manage Add-ons shows you all that are installed on your IE. Some of these may be badly written or just plain malware.
You can test this. Open IE's Safe Mode browser, without Add-ons. To do that, goto Start > All programs > Accessories > System Tools, then "Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)". This will open IE in it's default state. If you try visiting web sites now you can see if you have any difficulties. Many web sites need add-ons nowadays to display the pages properly, so any site you visit may not look right, but the test is whether you have access.
If that works, then you have two choices;
1] Search through your add-ons and do an elimination test. Disable, test, try again.
2] In IE > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab, click the RESET button. This removes everything from IE and returns it to default. Not just add-ons but may also delete Favorites, cookies, history and any saved web site logins and passwords. You can export Favorites beforehand and import them after, but not the others.
I would also review your anti-spyware scanners.
I've been getting the above error message on various websites for months now. Every time I google how to fix this the results I get are so technical that I can't understand them. One fix it to upgrade to IE8 and to be honest I'm very leary of doing that.
Does anyone know why I'm getting this error and what I can do to fix it?
I'd soooo appreciate any help!!
Gateway computer (gaming computer), Vista.