As of yesterday I don't get a menu when I right click my mouse button in wordpad. I do get the menu when I right click in internet explorer. In internet explorer when I get the menu (after clicking on the right button of my mouse) I do have the option of clicking "copy", but when I try to paste it in msn messenger the word "paste" is grayed out. So I'm not able to paste in msn messenger, but I'm not even getting the menu in wordpad. I have discovered where the problem (partly) resides. When I open internet explorer and go to options, I click on the security tab and then select the internet zone, after having done this I click on custom level where I can select different options for windows XP. One of which is enabling, disabling or prompting to copy/paste. However to my surprise this option was allready on enable, so I disabled it and enabled it again. This had no effect whatsoever. So then someone told me to click on the reset button that resets the security settings to any level one chooses. I did this, but to no avail. What I did next was to reset the security settings to High. To my utter amazement, I could copy/paste again! You might think problem solved what's the issue. The problem is, that I'm no longer able to copy/paste unless I have the security settings reset to high. Which is a problem because now there are other things which I can't do, like logging into hotmail. So the "high" security profile handicaps alot of other things in exchange for letting me copy/paste. You might argue to leave it on "high" and manually change the other options I require. I can do this, but.. after clicking ok, copy/paste stops working again. Also setting security to high does not work every time either. Seems like a game of chance This is so frustrating, I had one more guess but I wasn't sure about it. I'm using Spyware blaster. I'm thinking maybe this is preventing me from changing my security profile in a way that I can't use other features as well as copy/paste. I disabled spywareblaster and behold! it worked again, so I enabled it once more but alas I couldn't copy/paste. So this confirmed my suspicions however when I disabled it again, this time... I did NOT get copy/paste back. I know that spywareblaster does something to the security settings because it always alerts me to the fact that my security is too low and that active x is enabled. But to stop me from using copy/paste is a little to extreme for me. lol Any suggestions on how to get my copy/paste back will be much appreciated.