Links not connecting right


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We just got a brand new dell inspiron with win 7 already on it. Increasingly in the last few months it has not connected with links on the internet that I click on. The url shows up in the bar at the bottom of the web page but after I click it says done but hasn't loaded the page. Usually this is not a problem because i can copy the shortcut and when I paste it in the taskbar it works fine. It does become a problem when I'm on a page like google docs and I cant copy the link by right clicking.
This is an incredible frusturating problem and it feels like there is a very easy fix. I've checked where I can but not much of the ev makes sense to me and same with the firewall list.
Any help is appreciated.