Johanna, I am not from the Burgh, but I've been there and I'm a huge Steeler fan and someday I'm going to retire there. sigh Anyway...
I tried the permission area and could not find a listing for cookies, active x, or ad blocking software. Could these be listed elsewhere.
I turned off the pop up blocker and tried, but no cigar.
I could not find the event logs or administrative tools.
Oh, the error that I received from the ms update is 0x80072EFD
The computer repair people told me that spyware and viruses are the causes for what my computer was experiencing and that they could not cover it because I could have gotten new ones as soon as I began to use the internet at home. Go figure.
By the way, most of the websites that I cannot get into are like this one. I can't get into my pittsburgh live steelers forum. I get on the the website, but once I put in my username and password, it goes to the cannot find server page. I can't believe this one is working.