Recently two different web-sites I've visited - one for a hotel booking, and one for news - and the first told me I'm using IE6 and the site no longer supports it. The other has told me I'm using IE7 and it will shortly remove its support for this version.
In fact, I'm using IE8, and have been for some time past.
Thanks folks! I've looked at your link, rdave13, and it certainly seems I'm not the only one with this problem. I followed the link on the site which suggested uninstalling/re-installing IE8. But when I got to "Add/remove" for IE8, i saw that I also have installed a whole raft of Security Updates for IE8. I'm reluctant to unistall IE8 in case I also lose these updates, and end up worse that before!
My initial problem is more of a nuisance than anything else - so should I perhaps just live with it? What do you think?