It all started about a week ago, when I would pull up a url from my favorites list, I was confronted by the 'unable to connect' message from Google. At first I was dumbfounded until I realized that for some unknown reason, when I launch my IE 7 browser, it uses https protocol. As soon as I change the protocal to plain ol' http my favorite urls were readily available.

I have done nothing regarding creating https connections;I haven't tried to purchase certificates, etc. What has caused this change in protocal and how do I undo it!!!!

Grateful for any advice,