Clicking on a link no longer works

When I click on a hyperlink in my browser and a few other programs, the window opens, but just stalls there and nothing is loaded into that new window. I have "reset" my IE browser, but the problem is not limited to the browser. I have Quicken and there is a link that opens up my data, and it does the same thing. I noticed this problem a few days ago, so ran some AV scans. They each found a few things and I deleted them, but the problem is still there. I am using Win7-64 bit. Anybody know what is causing this?

BTW, to get a link to work, I highlight the link and use "copy shortcut", then paste that into a new IE window. This does not work with Quicken, so is a real problem.


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I checked and they are all set to automatic already. Last night I ran Malwarebytes and MS Security Essentials and they found nothing. I did the same thing (AV scans) a few days before seeing this problem and they both found a few things, and I deleted them.

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