If instaled, try temporarily disabling anti virus software.
If you don't have a/v software installed, try a different DNS server.
Open System Preferences / Preferences then select the Network tab. Click the Advanced tab then click the DNS tab.
Enter these addresses exactly as you see them here.
Then click OK.
More about OpenDNS here.
Try a browser.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
I forgot that I had a program called "Rapport" running that I had downloaded months ago with no problems since.
I disabled Rapport and my problem seems to have been resolved. I then re-enabled Rapport and so far the trouble has not returned. I am thinking that maybe it updated itself automatically and that update caused issues until it was stopped and then restarted.
Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it.