You will have to provide much more information in order for anyone to help.
1. Which version of Windows? (Including SP level- SP1, SP2 ,etc.)
Right-click My Computer or Computer> Properties.
2. Which version of Internet Explorer? IE> Help> About.
3. What third-party security programs are installed and running? Are they
set to receive updates automatically?
4. Was a program (probably a security program) installed, updated or
uninstalled just before the problem began?
Additional suggestions at http://126.96.36.199/goodpost.htm
[MS MVP- IE]
"irritatingman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Why can I not down load any programs, internet explorer always gives me an
> error message saying the connection was reset.