Ok, so to begin, my internet is clearly connected. When accessed from the menu it works just fine however when I open Internet Explorer from the desktop or taskbar it says internet is not connected and will not allow me to access any websites but when opened from the menu it works just fine but the opening page says not connected, but it will allow me to type in the website and then connects to the website fine. This is confusing to me because it is the same program but will not connect from the desktop only from the menu, does this mean my shortcut is broken? Then when attempting to update any programs such as avg or Spybot they tell me that my internet is not connected but I can go through the menu and open Internet Explorer and then proceeded to type in the website and it connects just fine is there a miscommunication between my computer and the Internet? Now for the last few weeks or so for some reason it updates every two days this doesn't seem normal to me? I'm fairly tech savvy but I am apparently inept when it comes to this because I am at a loss... hope I explained that in a way that is understandable because it is confusing as crud to me.