I'm just going to post what everyone is going to tell you. Get Firefox here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Everyone who knows what they're doing uses Firefox. You can import your bookmarks if you have any, too. And looking at your age, if you're on your "Family computer" - Firefox will not cause any problems with your folks or anything.
It's more secure. Prevents almost all spyware and adware. No pop-ups. Plugins that get rid of ads. And runs faster and better in nearly every way. I've been using Firefox for the last 4 or more years now. It'll only take you a day or so to get everything running smoothly (Flash and video support).
Seriously, don't use IE, you're probably loaded with spy/adware, so use Adaware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/single/trialpay.php
Really, just forget IE and go to Firefox.
Tie's Kindle Reading Project
"Making myself a more learned person and then bragging about it."
Since October 2010 - I'm a slow reader
27 Books Completed
('10: 4, '11: 9, '12: 7, '13: 6)
Fiction: 12 | Fantasy/Sci-Fi 5; Classics 3; Literature 4
Non-fiction: 15 | Investigative 2; History/Politics 3; Science 3; Biography 7
11,865 pages (approx)
Last book: Cosmos by Carl Sagan - Dec 2013