Tried the following...
ran Windows Virus checker full scan... none found
Resetting IE settings via advance options... didn't work
Double checked router settings... its fine no changes
Uninstalled most recent windows updates and rebooted computer... no changes
reinstalled windows updates above and rebooted computer... no changes
I have an HP computer originally with windows 7 updated to windows 8 since last November. No frills added, i.e.. no plugins or other firewalls/virus scanners other than what came with windows 8. Computer is 7 months old, and is a 64bit computer, not sure what else.
My sons computer is 6+ years old originally with XP updated last November to windows 8 and is a 32 bit computer.