Ever since Google took the liberty of uploading the new toolbar to my IE, I've had MASSIVE problems connecting to sites. It's the only software I've had updated on my computer since I've had these problems.
Connecting to just about any site has to be done twice or three times. Signing into certain email accounts has become a nightmare.
I removed it and everything went back to normal. But when the PR updated, I installed it again to check my sites. That's when everything went to crap again.
Google, you can keep your toolbar. It's totally screwed up my IE and I am connecting better without it.