Jim - Welcome to the Board
Your problem may well be caused by an add-on in IE, so try this .....
Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced Tab and then uncheck
"Enable third-party browser extensions" under Browsing. Restart IE and see if you can get onto Google. If you can the problem is with an add-on - go back to "Enable third-party browser extensions" and check the box again - then go to Tools > Manage add-ons and disable all. Re-enable one by one until the problem returns - you have then found the culprit.
Let us know how this pans out.