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Firefox on Windows 7 not opening some Https websites

Q: Firefox on Windows 7 not opening some Https websites

Maybe there's some spyware ? I use Nod32, therefore that would be a surprise to me
Anyway here's my logs
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16720  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Acer at 21:42:27 on 2014-05-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.39.1033.18.3767.1378 [GMT 2:00]
AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7.0 *Enabled/Updated* {19259FAE-8396-A113-46DB-15B0E7DFA289}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7.0 *Enabled/Updated* {A2447E4A-A5AC-AE9D-7C6B-2EC29C58E834}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\dsiwmis.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\x86\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\ePowerSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Acer Backup Manager\IScheduleSvc.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Protexis\License Service\PsiService_2.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Updater\UpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VMware\USB\vmware-usbarbitrator64.exe
C:\Program Files\WiTopia\WiTopiaService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-authd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-hostd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\ePowerTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Users\Acer\Local Settings\Apps\F.lux\flux.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\MMDx64Fx.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LMworker.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\ePowerEvent.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Program Files\TrueCrypt\TrueCrypt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SRWare Iron\chrome.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = about:blank
uSearch Bar = Preserve
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://homepage.acer.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACAW&l=0410&m=aspire_5742z&r=27360611v535l04g4z155v4752121r
mWinlogon: Userinit = userinit.exe,
BHO: ContributeBHO Class: {074C1DC5-9320-4A9A-947D-C042949C6216} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Contribute CS5\Plugins\IEPlugin\contributeieplugin.dll
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Virtual Storage Mount Notification: {5FF49FE8-B332-4CB9-B102-FB6951629E55} - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CbFsMntNtf3.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\jp2ssv.dll
TB: Contribute Toolbar: {517BDDE4-E3A7-4570-B21E-2B52B6139FC7} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Contribute CS5\Plugins\IEPlugin\contributeieplugin.dll
uRun: [AlcoholAutomount] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\AxAutoMntSrv.exe" -automount
uRun: [F.lux] "C:\Users\Acer\Local Settings\Apps\F.lux\flux.exe" /noshow
uRun: [AdobeBridge] <no file>
mRun: [IAStorIcon] C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
mRun: [LManager] C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
mRun: [vmware-tray] "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe"
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktop = dword:1
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktopChanges = dword:1
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = dword:5
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = dword:3
mPolicies-System: EnableUIADesktopToggle = dword:0
mPolicies-System: PromptOnSecureDesktop = dword:0
IE: E&sporta in Microsoft Excel - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - {5F7B1267-94A9-47F5-98DB-E99415F33AEC} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
LSP: %SystemRoot%\system32\vsocklib.dll
Trusted Zone: adobe.com
Trusted Zone: pof.com
TCP: NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{03B9F0C7-F71C-4446-A56B-E95120F98CA7} : NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{03B9F0C7-F71C-4446-A56B-E95120F98CA7} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{03B9F0C7-F71C-4446-A56B-E95120F98CA7}\37F6767696F627E6F6 : NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{03B9F0C7-F71C-4446-A56B-E95120F98CA7}\37F6767696F627E6F6 : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{03B9F0C7-F71C-4446-A56B-E95120F98CA7}\64275656759664962427563736961674F667 : NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{03B9F0C7-F71C-4446-A56B-E95120F98CA7}\64275656759664962427563736961674F667 : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{03B9F0C7-F71C-4446-A56B-E95120F98CA7}\84F6D6567323 : NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{03B9F0C7-F71C-4446-A56B-E95120F98CA7}\84F6D6567323 : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{03B9F0C7-F71C-4446-A56B-E95120F98CA7}\E4544574541425F5D49636861656C6 : NameServer =,
TCP: Interfaces\{03B9F0C7-F71C-4446-A56B-E95120F98CA7}\E4544574541425F5D49636861656C6 : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{FBE8EDFF-40B4-4F01-B66D-8CE039DB5E4E} : NameServer =,
TCP: Interfaces\{FBE8EDFF-40B4-4F01-B66D-8CE039DB5E4E} : DHCPNameServer =
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Skype\Skype4COM.dll
Handler: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
SSODL: EldosMountNotificator - {5FF49FE8-B332-4CB9-B102-FB6951629E55} - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CbFsMntNtf3.dll
STS: Virtual Storage Mount Notification - {5FF49FE8-B332-4CB9-B102-FB6951629E55} - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CbFsMntNtf3.dll
x64-BHO: Virtual Storage Mount Notification: {5FF49FE8-B332-4CB9-B102-FB6951629E55} - C:\Windows\System32\CbFsMntNtf3.dll
x64-BHO: avast! Online Security: {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} -
x64-BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
x64-TB: avast! Online Security: {CC1A175A-E45B-41ED-A30C-C9B1D7A0C02F} -
x64-Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files (x86)\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
x64-Run: [Acer ePower Management] C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\ePowerTray.exe
x64-Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
x64-Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
x64-Run: [egui] "C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe" /hide /waitservice
x64-DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.7.0/jinstall-1_7_0_05-windows-i586.cab
x64-DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0017-0000-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.7.0/jinstall-1_7_0_05-windows-i586.cab
x64-DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.7.0/jinstall-1_7_0_05-windows-i586.cab
x64-Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - <orphaned>
x64-Handler: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - <orphaned>
x64-Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
x64-SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
x64-SSODL: EldosMountNotificator - {5FF49FE8-B332-4CB9-B102-FB6951629E55} - C:\Windows\System32\CbFsMntNtf3.dll
x64-STS: Virtual Storage Mount Notification - {5FF49FE8-B332-4CB9-B102-FB6951629E55} - C:\Windows\System32\CbFsMntNtf3.dll
Hosts: www.inmobi.com
Hosts: pccucina
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\Acer\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\y0c1wjud.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://mail.yahoo.com/
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\dtplugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll
FF - plugin: c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\5.1.20913.0\npctrlui.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Nokia Suite\npNokiaSuiteEnabler.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\NPWLPG.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_13_0_0_206.dll
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R0 PxHlpa64;PxHlpa64;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\PxHlpa64.sys [2011-9-21 55280]
R1 cbfs3;cbfs3;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\cbfs3.sys [2012-2-10 349072]
R1 eamonm;eamonm;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\eamonm.sys [2013-9-17 239320]
R2 DsiWMIService;Dritek WMI Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\dsiwmis.exe [2010-7-25 321104]
R2 ekrn;ESET Service;C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\x86\ekrn.exe [2013-9-12 1337752]
R2 epfwwfpr;epfwwfpr;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\epfwwfpr.sys [2013-9-17 157432]
R2 ePowerSvc;Acer ePower Service;C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\ePowerSvc.exe [2010-9-30 868896]
R2 IAStorDataMgrSvc;Intel® Rapid Storage Technology;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe [2010-7-13 13336]
R2 NTI IScheduleSvc;NTI IScheduleSvc;C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Acer Backup Manager\IScheduleSvc.exe [2010-6-28 255744]
R2 UNS;Intel® Management & Security Application User Notification Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe [2010-7-13 2320920]
R2 Updater Service;Updater Service;C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Updater\UpdaterService.exe [2010-7-13 243232]
R2 VMUSBArbService;VMware USB Arbitration Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VMware\USB\vmware-usbarbitrator64.exe [2011-8-29 846448]
R2 VMwareHostd;VMware Workstation Server;C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-hostd.exe [2012-6-9 11839488]
R2 WiTopiaService;WiTopia Service;C:\Program Files\WiTopia\WiTopiaService.exe [2012-6-3 70432]
R3 HECIx64;Intel® Management Engine Interface;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\HECIx64.sys [2010-7-13 56344]
R3 Impcd;Impcd;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Impcd.sys [2010-7-13 158976]
R3 IntcDAud;Audio schermo Intel®;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\IntcDAud.sys [2010-7-13 271872]
R3 k57nd60a;Broadcom NetLink ™ Gigabit Ethernet - NDIS 6.0;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\k57nd60a.sys [2010-5-15 384040]
R3 RSUSBSTOR;RtsUStor.Sys Realtek USB Card Reader;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\RtsUStor.sys [2010-7-13 246376]
R3 SbieDrv;SbieDrv;C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieDrv.sys [2010-9-13 144488]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 138576]
S2 SkypeUpdate;Skype Updater;C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Updater\Updater.exe [2013-10-23 172192]
S3 BthAvrcp;Bluetooth AVRCP Profile;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\BthAvrcp.sys [2009-8-13 29184]
S3 ivusb;Initio Driver for USB Default Controller;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ivusb.sys [2010-7-29 29720]
S3 nmwcdnsucx64;Nokia USB Flashing Generic;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nmwcdnsucx64.sys [2012-11-9 12800]
S3 nmwcdnsux64;Nokia USB Flashing Phone Parent;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nmwcdnsux64.sys [2012-11-9 171008]
S3 SwitchBoard;Adobe SwitchBoard;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe [2010-2-19 517096]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\TsUsbFlt.sys [2011-7-14 59392]
S3 visctap0901;Viscosity Virtual Adapter V9.1;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\visctap0901.sys [2012-6-3 39048]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;C:\Windows\System32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2011-6-7 1255736]
=============== File Associations ===============
FileExt: .txt: Applications\notepad++.exe="C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" "%1" [UserChoice]
FileExt: .js: jsfile="C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS5\Dreamweaver.exe","%1"
ShellExec: dreamweaver.exe: Open="C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS5\dreamweaver.exe", "%1"
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2014-05-07 19:32:48    96168    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\WindowsAccessBridge-32.dll
2014-04-25 09:14:15    10651704    ----a-w-    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{C3EAECA3-1C19-45FB-AF1B-91DF1DD00F19}\mpengine.dll
2014-04-10 15:50:00    --------    d-----w-    C:\Program Files\ESET
==================== Find3M  ====================
2014-04-29 18:50:59    70832    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2014-04-29 18:50:59    692400    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2014-04-08 11:55:12    39048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\visctap0901.sys
2014-03-31 07:35:08    270496    ------w-    C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe
============= FINISH: 21:42:43,76 ===============

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

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any HTTPS:// works great.....

any ideas?

A:Windows is only opening HTTPS sites!?!?!

Check you security setttings in Internet Options it sounds like they are set to high.

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 I have an issue with Excel and IE.  When I am
trying to open a .xlsm file from a https website by clicking on File>Open With, it pops up a windows asking me to "Choose a digital certificate" with certs listed by the name : [email protected] and Issuer: Communications Server . I have
to click on ok several times still it does not open the file. The site is using HTTPS. The strange thing is that I can open the file if I use FireFox.

Any help would be appreciated.....

Please help !!

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First off, thank you so much for your help.

I found out my computer was infected by the Ardamax Keylogger virus. Because of this I was unable to log into any accounts (whether email, shopping, even my geek squad account). I would get a "page not found" for any websites that had a login and password screen. Also, my Norton Anti virus and windows firewall was automatically disabled and when I tried to get support I received a "page not found". I restarted in safe mode and downloaded malwarebytes anti-malware and it immediately found the virus in 39 places. It deleted every one of them. I restarted and reran the virus protection and it does not come up at all now so I am assuming all traces of the virus are gone.

My problem is that even after the virus has been deleted, I am still unable to enable my Norton virus protection and my account pages still come up as "page not found". I don't know if this is still a virus issue or if I need to reset something. Before I found this website I tried to fix this issue on my own and found a similiar problem by someone who had this virus and couldn't access internet. I followed instructions to reset winsock settings. This didn't help. I then realized I needed help from a forum and found you guys! Yah!

Below is the DDS and attached are the other 2 files zipped.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Allison at 21:29:06.51 on Sat 02/13/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows... Read more

A:Need virus help - cannot log onto https websites

Hi. I just wanted to give you an update. I uninstalled my norton antivirus and everything is working again. Thank you for your help.

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I'm unable to open any HTTPS website. This morning my router died and I replaced it with a new one. I called my ISP to verify I have correct DNS servers. I can't think of anything that would restrict https in the router..

When I try to load https I get a connection timed out, as if the server isnt there. For example I can load amazon.com, but when I click on my account it times out.

Any suggestions? I realize this might not be Win7 specific..

A:Can't load HTTPS websites

Do you have other pc overthere connected to same router? Does it have the same problem?

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I have been trying to block access to proxy sites without success. What I have done works on some but not all.

I've used a program called Internet Lock to block the port 443, but still I can access the proxy site.

I've put the name of the domain in the list of block sites, still it passes.

I tried to find out the IP address of the website, but I can't find it. Don't know if that would even work anyway.

One proxy site in particular seems to bypass all locks. https://unblockit.cc

If anyone knows how to block such sites, without losing access to gmail, yahoo mail, hotmail, it would greatly be appreciated.



A:How do I block https(SSL) websites?

I think www.hidemyass.com will also bypass your locks. You can check its IP address using ping or nslookup. You can also block its ip address using your host file.

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Hello. I got a fake anti-virus alert yesterday. I didn't click on it but my computer is infected anyway. I ran Superantispyware and Malwarebytes numerous times yesterday and both had results of critical viruses. After the virus removal, the computer seemed normal but I ran Superantispyware and Malwarebytes again and once again showed results of critical point viruses. Due to these viruses, some websites have been opening up blank one minute and then opens normally the next minute. Some websites get redirected to other/random websites. And every few minutes the computer makes a sound (sound you hear when a small window pops up informing you that a anti-virus software has finished scanning for viruses) even though no programs are opened.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by sama at 15:38:38 on 2011-11-22
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.285

[GMT -5:00]
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
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A:Websites opening up blank/ Keep getting redirected to random websites

Hi,Download the latest version of TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop.Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters.
Check the boxes beside Verify Driver Digital Signature and Detect TDLFS file system, then click OK.
Click the Start Scan button.
If a suspicious object is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results and offer three (3) options.Ensure Cure is selected, then click Continue => Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.
Note: If Cure is not available, please choose Skip instead, do not choose Delete unless instructed.A report will be created in your root directory, (usually C:\ folder) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt". Please copy and paste its contents on your next reply.Download and Install CombofixDownload ComboFix from one of the following locations:Link 1 Link 2 VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop *IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.Accept the disclaimer and allow to update if it asks

When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in... Read more

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I keep getting errors similar to this in all the browsers I've tried:
This webpage is not available
This is only happening on my PC the rest of the computers and devices load everything fine. When I enter safe mode with networking I can load HTTPS websites and resources.
Here's what I've tried already:
1. tweaking and resetting the IE settings and cleared the caches across all my browsers.

netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface “Wireless Network Connection 4” mtu=1472 store=persistent
replace Local Area Connection with the name of your network adapter and hit Enter.

3. resetting and restarting my router and PC multiple times.
4. In IE settings under "Content"->Clear SSL state
5. I checked my date and time are correct and have tried to change them and apply anyway just to see if it would help.
6. Disable my nod32 protection and try to load an HTTPS website.
7. Removing the openDNS IPs from IPv4 testing and inserting them back in.
8. Disabling windows firewall testing and putting it back on.
I have no idea what's causing this, Everything worked fine a few hours ago until I shutdown my PC and restarted it.
Please help me!
I've seen it was advised to another user to run MiniToolBox and post his log so I did so too:

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 02... Read more

A:Can't load HTTPS websites and resources

I don't know why but by uninstalling nod32 completely I can now load HTTPS sites. Why anti-virus programs always give me troubles... I guess it's time to move to Linux 100% of the time...

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Help, I'm ready to pull my hair out. I ran CCleaner on my desktop a couple days ago (I know, bad) and now I am unable to access any secured (https) websites. I have been researching this for 2 days and have tried everything I can find to fix the problem but nothing seems to work. I am using Windows XP Home, IE 7. I'm afraid I have removed something from the registry that is needed to access these types of sites.

I am using a 2 wire 2700 modem/router and have no problems accessing everything with my laptop. I spent an hour on the phone with my ISP, to no avail. I have performed every function I can find from various tech websites but have had no luck.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to access https websites


Originally Posted by huskerjp

Help, I'm ready to pull my hair out. I ran CCleaner on my desktop a couple days ago (I know, bad) and now I am unable to access any secured (https) websites. I have been researching this for 2 days and have tried everything I can find to fix the problem but nothing seems to work. I am using Windows XP Home, IE 7. I'm afraid I have removed something from the registry that is needed to access these types of sites.

I am using a 2 wire 2700 modem/router and have no problems accessing everything with my laptop. I spent an hour on the phone with my ISP, to no avail. I have performed every function I can find from various tech websites but have had no luck.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

first go into Internet options

restore to defualt in advancted tab
then on the security default all zones

try this, let me know please


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Umbra said:

No idea yet, it didn't happened to me, yetClick to expand...

Can you test the above mentioned scenario with AX64 website & Adguard Desktop HTTPS filtering enabled?
Go to AX64 website & click "Tour Features" - In browser, I get -
Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from ax64.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards).

A:Adguard & HTTPS websites & certificates

I tried with Chrome 64 Bits installed & Adguard Desktop.
AX64 website - "Tour Features" link not working And "Feedback & Support" link working.

Without Adguard -
Feedback & Support - Page is Secure, Valid Certs, Original Certs
Tour Features - Page is Insecure, Invalid Certs, Original Certs
Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from ax64.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards).

With Adguard -
Feedback & Support - Page is Secure, Valid Certs, Adguard Certs
Tour Features - Page is Insecure, Valid Certs, (there is no "view certs" tab)
This site cant provide a secure connection
ax64.com sent an invalid response.

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So ive been having this problem for about a week now.

I cannot connect to google websites, facebook, email websites. Ive come to the conclusion that its only secure websites as websites like reddit and msn.com work.

Ive tried alot of solutions that have worked for other people from around the web and so far nothing has worked.

These problems happen in IE and Chrome but NOT Firefox.

I dont have an AntiVirus or a Firewall installed, windows firewall is disabled.

Ive Tried:
Checking Use SSL 2.0/3.0
Clearing SSL State
Restarting Computer
Uninstalling browsers
Clearing temporary internet files
Disabling protected mode (Internet Options)
Among various other solutions ive seen around

So does anyone have any idea of what it could be?

A:Cant connect to Secure/HTTPS websites

Hello mouse now I don't know your reason for not having any AV on board there are plenty of free ones and my philosophy is having one is way better than none at all. I run Kaspersky paid for with add on - on call scanners.

Personally if I were you I would at least run these




download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

If you feel inclined to have an AV on board take a look at this list
Probably the Best Free Security List in the World - Part I - Page 2

page 2 and I would at least have Windows defender running as well as the firewall - call it paranoia if you will but there are plenty of idiots out there who can and will take advantage of you.
The SueprAntiSpyware I linked is good at rooting out site that keep tabs on you for example.

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All this week, I have not been able to connect to any site that is secure or https. In addition to that, my touch-pad (this is a laptop) isn't working properly; I can usually use the right side of the pad to scroll up and down on web pages, but this function doesn't work. I don't know for sure, but I figure the problems are related since they began at the same time.

I've searched the internet, and found this site, and it seems accurate. I did run lavasoft adaware at the beginning of this week, and the issues began shortly afterward. I tried the netsh int ip reset logfile.txt command in the command prompt, the WinsockXpfix program, and running the .dll files; all to no avail. I also check my Firefox settings to make sure that I can connect to secure sites. Those options were already checked off and should be working.

Here's the hijackthis logfile.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:48:18 AM, on 5/9/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symante... Read more

A:System can't connect to https websites...


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This has been going on for weeks and Iv tried sooo many things. All the settings, deleting, reinstalling, system restore, shutting down security, bypassing router, checking for updates, some have downloaded the SSL certificate and ''reinstalled it''...I don't know how to do that but it didn't work for them anyway. Iv been trying to get tech ''support'' from the website, my isp etc. but to no avail. We can't load up a game anymore or visit any of their httpS pages. It's not just me, other users are having the exact same problem. so far as I can tell we all have satellite Internet but different providers, not sure if everyone with satellite has the same problem or not. I have wildblue thru dishnetwork. up until recently it worked fine.

For example on the website:


Returns an error for me no matter what browser I use.


Remove the S and the page loads but I can't thru to login because that's thru a secure page.

For the game launcher I can give you an example of what some users have done to ''get around'' the problem. When you try to launch the game it uses this:


This will not work, results in error. Now the ''get around'' launcher some people made uses the following url. Just taking off the S in https.

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A:Can't load a websites https pages.

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There are some websites that use https for some of their pages (like the login screen) and http for other pages like the home screen. On websites like these when I am redirected to an http page after logging in I still have the option of logging in and when I try to do this the page just refreshes. I believe that I am logged in to the website but because I logged in on a page using https if I then go to an http page it doesn't recognise that I am logged in. I think this is a problem with my network settings for connecting to the internet as other people I know are not having my problem on the same sites. How can i fix this?

A:Problems logging in to websites that mix http and https

Can you provide the make/model of your computer, along with the operating system?

Additionally, what browser are you using? Have you tried another browser?

On this computer, have you tried taking it to another network and seeing if you experience the same issues? Do other devices on your network experience the same issues as well?

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This issue arises randomly and only once has it ever recovered. Event viewer also does not show anything either. Restarting fixes this issue, but I would rather find out what caused this issue in the first place.

I cannot connect to any sites using HTTP or HTTPS but I can connect to my remote FTP server and PING works for any website. I have used 'netsh' in an attempt to fix my issues but it requires a restart where it would fix it temporarily.

I also cannot access any local IPs or my localhost web server. I can however access some of Google's websites on Google Chrome Dev but not on any other browser. For the other sites I get a TIMED_OUT error. I have reinstalled my network drivers and reset my network settings (including DNS) but nothing else works.

I even turned off Bitdefender Firewall and Antivirus and Malwarebytes and issued a system scan but does not impact anything.

A:Unable to Connect to any Websites using HTTP or HTTPS

Check your proxy settings. Disable "automatic" proxy settings if you don't use one.

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Hi! So every now and then when I'm using google chrome it opens webpages in a new tab, heres one of them: http://mini-sites.net/cyber-attack/...RrMU5HVXdOVEV5TkdJME0yTXlZakUwT0dJME9UZGp8fHw . It gets very annoying and I don't know whats causing this, the weird thing is it doesn't happen when I'm in incognito mode (Thats how I'm typing this) and I am using windows 10 home and have tried uninstall google chrome, my computer also wouldn't boot a couple weeks ago so I had to reinstall windows 10 and it deleted all my files so I'm wondering if it has to do with this. It's been going on for a few months now so hopefully you can help me fix it, Thanks.

System info from the sysinfo.exe:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A9-9410 RADEON R5, 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G, AMD64 Family 21 Model 112 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7637 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R5 M430, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (821 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, Wasp_SR
Antivirus: Trend Micro Maximum Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


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Help! my kids have done something to the computer. Recently started getting multiple pop-ups that would happen even when IE was not open. I've run ad-aware, downloaded spybot s&d but when I tried to run it, it wanted to update the definition files, so I told it to downoad updates and it came back with a socket error #10061 Connection actively refused. Previously I tried a few other web sites with no success either. I did notice that everytime IE tries to connects to a https website, that the usual response is that it cant find the page.

I started searching around on my computer to find that whatever they had done inadvertantly de-activated the firewall... I've since re-activated, but still cannot connect to https or use webpages that try to run downloads when you click a button.

Computer is a sony vaio, 1.6, 512ram, XP (sp1), IE 6.0... been running okay up till a week or so ago...


Thanks... Ricky

Highjack log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:35:36 PM, on 5/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Intern... Read more

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Okay, I'm going crazy over this little problem. A friend/neighbors computers Internet Explorer 7 (now 6) or Firefox 3.0.6 will guit working after about 5 minutes and then will only go to websites that have the S (secure websites) in HTTPS websites, e.g. https://www.aaanetaccess.com...or anything like that. It will quit receiving bytes, but I can Ping www.yahoo.com or www.google.com.

The computer has Windows XP Pro, AMD XP CPU, 512 MB RAM, etc... and it runs great except for this.

I've uninstalled AVAST and Adaware since they had been installed about a week before this occurred, but everything was working fine for that week.

Also uninstalled XP SP3
Let me know if you need more info.

Please help before I lose it!


A:Solved: Internet browsers will only connect to HTTPS websites

Well, I restored the computer back to the day before I had updated Avast (Jan. 15th) and found a mess of problems that I wasn't aware of at the time. Firefox had to be reinstalled. Internet Options wouldn't open and ie7 was working in No-Add-ons mode. I reinstalled ie7 and those apps started working.

And, the internet is now working fine.

Thank You!


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Hi guys ..... Could I have one of you Techs check out my HJT scan here. Today, when I
went to open my e-mail nothing would display properly, and I could not open a new
window inside an existing one . This site also is not displaying properly. I am running
Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird as my Brousers.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:48:46 PM, on 3/24/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.Exe
G:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
G:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
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A:Solved: Websites, windows, e-mail not opening or displaying properly.

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I could not get IE9 to login to the Compass Bank or Chase websites. It ends up that the setting to not allow encrypted web pages to be written to disk was the issue. In IE8 and earlier this was not a problem (and should not be a problem in IE9), but in IE9 they must be handling the rendering of SSL pages differently and that option prevents the rendering of many SSL pages. Anyway, I am sure MS has already figured this out and will sliently repair it in a future update. Until then, you have to set policy to allow writes of encryped pages to disk.

A:[SOLVED] IE9 doesn't work on bank websites: https bug resolved

"Save encrypted pages to disk" is the default setting anyway, so unless you've been "meddling" with the defaults you shouldn't have any problem with secure sites.

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I was infected with atleast a couple of things (Offerbox and Anti Malware Doctor) this morning from a site which had some flash videos i started to watch.

1. I went to safe mode and used Rkill and Malware Bytes Quick Scan to remove Anti Malware Doctor
2. Followed that with a Malware Bytes Full Scan in normal mode to completely clean Anti Malware Doctor

But even after that I was getting issues with search results from Google getting redirected to suspicious websites. I noticed somethign called OfferBox that wasn't something I installed

3. I unistalled Offerbox (from Install/Unistall Programs on Control Panel). But the problem remained.
4. Before I found this forum, I was directed to ComboFix which I installed and followed the steps. It appeared to have cleaned and removed the Offer Box config files from Application Data (see part of the log file from ComboFix)
((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))
- c:\documents and settings\All Users\ntuser.pol
- c:\documents and settings\jgill\ntuser.pol
- c:\documents and settings\jwysocki\ntuser.pol
- c:\documents and settings\mnarayan\Application Data\Adobe\plugs
- c:\documents and settings\mnarayan\Application Data\OfferBox
- c:\documents and settings\mnarayan\Application Data\OfferBox\config.dat
- c:\documents and settings\mnarayan\Application Data\OfferBox\co... Read more

A:Malware Infection/Search Results Redirect or New Windows opening suspicious websites

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
Do not d... Read more

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I am facing very strange issue, we have Windows 2012 (Non R2) and on server i am not able to open any http site in IE, however https sites are opening, however https://login.microsoftonline.com is not opening even after it is https site. we tried in
chrome but same issue.
1. IE Version is 10.
2. https://google.co.in is opening
3. As per chrome error it is timeout.
4. Checked with and without Firewall in OS
5. As per Security team everything is fine
6. Able to telnet all these sites on 443.

Please suggest to troubleshoot further. 


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I want to start off by saying I am new here, and if you need any more information, please ask and I will try to provide
Please see the end of the post for a quick list of what I have tried, further details are scattered throughout the post.
I have a problem with my computer. I am running Windows Vista, 64 bit, with two GB ram. The computer is a HP Pavilion dv4 entertainment laptop. I use a wired data connection most of the time; if I used wifi in an example, I'll specify that in the given example. I have been expieriencing this problem since about Saturday, June 13th, 2015.
I first noticed my problem when I attempted to load youtube.com in my Firefox browser (32 bit). The website would show the spinning "loading" circle in the top right, however nothing would be loaded.
Checking the Task manager, there was no netowork activity. The Firefox process wasn't using excessive CPU or RAM. Eventually, I noticed that some other websites were not loading properly.
I've recently attempted to load that website in my other installed browsers, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 9, to no avail.
At one point, I ran a Malwarebytes antivirus scan. It found nothing. However, when I proceded with a system restore (to several days before this problem was detected), the problem was fixed. less than 24 hours later, however, the problem is back again. I am currently running an Avast! Free Antivirus 2015 quick scan, and plan on following it wi... Read more

A:Firefox not connecting to websites; Windows Vista 64 bit

Welcome aboard  Did you try some other browser like IE to see if it has same issue?  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malwar... Read more

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I am experiencing two issues which may be related:
1) Firefox won't load most websites:  Some sites such as Amazon and Yahoo load fine, but most other sites (eg. Reddit, Bleeping Computer) won't load with the tabs perpetually attempting to load.   No error message is received for the tabs with sites that do not load.  I reset Firefox and I also restarted Firefox with Add-on Disabled, and in both cases the same results occurred: most sites did not load and there were no error messages.   When I restarted my PC in Safe Mode, then the previously "unloadable" sites loaded successfully.  My Firefox version is 18.0.2.
2) Kaspersky indicates corrupt databases:  During the last few days Kaspersky updates would not complete.  Updates  "hang" at 88% or 92%.  I attempted to repair Kaspersky using Modify, Repair, Remove, but the updates still did not complete properly.  Yesterday, Kaspersky indicated that the databases are corrupted.  When I clicked on Fix It Now in Kaspersky, the update once again was unsuccessful and databases remained corrupted. I am running Kaspersky Internet Security 2010.
I ran a Malwarebytes full scan in Safe Mode, and the scan results indicated no infected objects.
My PC is using Windows XP.
Hopefully, the above has enough information to start diagnosing the problem.  I appreciate any help you may be able to provide.  Thank you!

A:Firefox won't load most websites and Kaspersky indicates corrupt databases (Windows XP)

I guess kaspersky and firefox issue may be related.
Please Uninstall kaspersky,check your firefox and then reinstall it.

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have the latest firefox installed but https web pages do not work on even the latest insider update.
doesn't work desktop comp which is win 10 ver 1511 build 10586.63
this has been going on a few weeks now.
uninstalled it and reinstalled same problem also tried some solutions from their website that didn't work
but when I use pale moon I don't have any problems and seamonkey and edge work

A:firefox and https

Had same same issue. What is your anti-virus? Mine was Eset and it caused the issue. Turn off the web part of your A/V and see if it goes away.

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Generally, I don't 'fix' what I don't understand.

What are the TSG recommendations/thoughts regarding Mozilla's DoH?

Bleeping computer has some negativity about it in an article here:
Google Unveils DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) Plan, Mozilla's Faces Criticism
Here is the Mozilla blog article discussing coming changes in regards to DoH:
What?s next in making Encrypted DNS-over-HTTPS the Default

I've never changed my DNS settings. They are handled by my ISP, Spectrum, with no issues I'm aware of.

Is this Mozilla DoH a good thing?

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on my new pc right from day one i have this annoying problem: when surfing with firefox i keep getting new windows (not tabs) with annoying adverts. i've followed the 5 steps before posting with no luck

here's the Deckard's System Scanner resulsts...

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by XP on 2008-03-17 18:22:35
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
34: 2008-03-17 17:22:39 UTC - RP34 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
33: 2008-03-17 16:41:13 UTC - RP33 - DirectX installato
32: 2008-03-16 14:41:36 UTC - RP32 - Punto di arresto del sistema
31: 2008-03-15 14:40:11 UTC - RP31 - DirectX installato
30: 2008-03-14 17:28:37 UTC - RP30 - Punto di arresto del sistema

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-03-05 19:16:39 UTC - RP1 - Punto di arresto del sistema

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as XP.exe) --------------------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18.23.41, on 17/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
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So recently I must've gotten some malware, and whenever I'm on firefox, about every two minutes, a window opens up going to hxxp://url.adtrgt.com/cpv.jsp with some added stuff at the end of the URL. I've run SpyBot S&D, SpyHunter, and they can't seem to fix the problem. Adware Away seemed to find the problem, but the trial version doesn't fix it. I've run Hijack This, and I'm wondering if anyone could decipher the log, as I don't really know what it all means.

I've attached the log.

Thanks a ton.

A:Firefox / IE Opening New Windows

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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The question is asked in my interview (tech support executive )

Qestion : What will you do if www.yahoo.com is not opening in IE but other websites are opening?What are the possible reasons for failure?

A:yahoo.com is not opening in IE but other websites opening?

i'm having the same problem
Have you noticed it's also Amazon, eBay and other similar websites?
I think it's something to do with secure websites (SSL).

Also, this works for some people and not others (didn't for me):
Get this:
then extract and run it. don't touch anything except the bottom section. from the dropdown box select what you use to connect to internet and in the small box to the right of it type 1492.
click save and exit the program. Reboot your computer

Hope it works
Let me know if it does

Rob W

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I have upgrade to my firefox browser to version 5 and there is problem with http login for nanostation M2( when I enter the username and password, the same page come again as I did nothing. I can login normally when I have firefox

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I have the exact same problem as another user on here and quoted them and fixed it for my system.

"I think I have a bug or something that's driving me crazy. On my laptop I get random internet windows opening. By random I know they open on their own, without me doing anywhere. I can be far away from my laptop and they will open. They go to my homepage which is a blank page. Sometimes it's just one at a time and then one a few minutes later and sometimes it's twenty or thirty at a time. It just keeps going and going. I have AVG as my anti-virus, Nothing gets rid of it, everything comes out clean. About a month ago I installed a fresh copy of XP and even after the format it did this. I use firefox as my default browser so they open in firefox. If I uninstall firefox they open in Internet Explorer. They are completely random, sometimes they won't do it for an hour or so and other times they do it right after I start it up. It's getting very frustrating because it keeps disturbing me from my work. I've researched this and I can't find anything to do. Could someone please help."

Here is my DSS log.

Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by Daniel Kunda on 2007-09-30 22:46:00
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

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A:Random firefox windows opening

Hi lotusa and welcome to TSF

Sorry for the delay in getting to you, the forum has been really busy lately and all our helpers are volunteers

Uninstall Zone Alarm Security Suite from Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. It's outdated and disabled and you have alternative antivirus and firewall active. More than 1 antivirus or firewall onboard can cause conflicts between the programs and produce undesirable results. Restart the PC to let the changes take effect.


Scan with HijackThis and check the following entry (if it still exists)


Close all other windows including browsers and click Fix Checked


1. Download combofix to your desktop

2. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall


Run a new scan with Deckards System Scanner by double clicking on dss.exe and post the new main.txt

Required Logs


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Last night while browsing the site Failblog . com I suddenly noticed several new Firefox (3.0.5) windows opening. At one point an internet explorer window opened up with a warning about trojans. Since firefox is my default browser I assumed something was up!

Sometimes the windows contained advertisements and other times were simply blank. The problem has persisted into today.

The pages open often two to three minutes apart; however, I have gone up to 20 minutes without seeing one.

Perhaps unrelated- but today I stated to get TXT messages on my cellphone which resemble junk mail.

My ark.zip file is attached as per forum instructions.

Thank you in advance for any help I may receive!

Here is my DDS log:

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Michael Pallante at 19:41:23.20 on Fri 01/09/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.722 [GMT -5:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Michael Pallante\Desktop\dds.com

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A:Firefox Windows Opening w/ Advertisements

Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running combofix:


Note: Please rename combofix.exe to cfix.exe

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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I started using Firefox and I am looking to keep the open windows to a minimum because on many sites as I'm kind of concentrating on the top menu bar and the open windows, meanwhile on the task bar i can see the FF icon's outline stacking of other windows open but not until i hover over with mouse do i realize all these windows have spun out to the far right and was when one of them was playing over the current video clip i had playing.

Is there a configuration method to tone down the number of links or whatever derives from the current window or video, etc...that interrupts and bleeds over into the current windows desired to be open?

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I opened firefox after logging on and windows 7 crashed. I've used firefox before on the same machine with the same os with no problems at all. My os is windows 7 ultimate 64-bit oem. The machine details can be seen in my info. I've had previous bsods because of memory issues but I suspect this time the issue is different.

A:Windows 7 64-bit BSOD after opening firefox

I used bluescreenview on the dump file and it was caused by the address hal.dll+f64c. What does this mean?

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I have a 64-bit version of Windows. When I use Firefox and go to such sites as Yahoo to check my e-mail, or I am just searching on Google, I am sometimes either redirected to another site or a second window opens. The internet address is sometimes hxxp://premium_.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html? (followed by various numbers and letters); sometimes the pages are just pop-up ads for internet games/movies/quizzes. When I attempt to close the pop-up window, a dialog box appears and asks if I am sure that I want to close the window, so I click OK. I want to remove whatever is causing the problem. Thanks in advance for your help!
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by tara at 21:47:23.87 on Mon 01/31/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3999.2816 [GMT -5:00]

AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {C37D8F93-0602-E43C-40AA-47DAD597F308}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {781C6E77-2038-EBB2-7A1A-7CA8AE10B9B5}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Firefox keeps redirecting and opening pop-up windows

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I've gone through the guide and hope to complete this message before Firefox crashes again.After eliminating the exceptions on my firewall like step 4 indicates, I'm now receiving the following message when firefox opens a new window. "The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.Please try again later."I tried the Kaspersky Online Scanner, but it closed and I don't know if a log was created.Below are my logs:Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by Mary Horne at 2008-11-30 15:08:15Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2System drive C: has 87 GB (58%) free of 149 GBTotal RAM: 1022 MB (51% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:09:40 PM, on 11/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support... Read more

A:Firefox opening multiple windows

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I may ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.Please download the OTMoveIt3 by OldTimer. Save it to your desktop. Please click OTMoveIt3 and then click >> run. Copy the lines in the codebox below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):


Return to OTMoveIt3, right click in the "Paste Instructions for items to be Moved" window (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.Click the red Moveit! button.Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar) to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it in your next reply.Close OTMoveIt3Note: If an item cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. In this case, after the reboot, open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and ... Read more

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Hey GuysI really do need your help,i am currently using , Avg free, Spybot s&d , And malware bytes My firefox keeps opening new windows with 4 tabs opening up everytime here is whats the each tabs have in the url bar;file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Matt/http://???t?/hxxp://yS%C2%A4%C2%B6%1An8%C3%90%10%11%E2%80%A1m%15%40%01Xg5%C3%B5%C2%A3%C3%A5W%C3%95%0E%C3%95%E2%80%94%C2%A8%C3%92%C3%9C%C2%8D%E2%80%B9+%C2%[email protected] tq3a}-jra04cm9dn1i/;%1F%C3%B6%C2%B8&%C3%B2%C2%B0%E2%80%94U%C3%8E%11%14UD:%E2%80%93%C3%AE%C3%A1%C3%B4%C3%94v%C3%B6%C3%8F%E2%80%B0%%C3%B3%C3%95%CB%9C#q+%C2%BA5w%C3%90%27%C3%BC%[email protected]%C3%AF%E2%80%A0%04%C3%94%C3%88%C3%86%13%02%C3%93Ws%C2%BE%E2%80%94S%C3%8DjL%C3%9C%C3%84%%C2%BA-f%C2%BAr%C6%928%1F%C3%98\%C3%83%E2%84%A2:hxxp://g?_,???c?~?q???????????????up?????????[n?e?4????6%????`~7$ok????????{u???????????5{q????a??/@%C3%8BE%200%C3%9D%C3%A3QB%E2%80%94%C3%BDA!M%C3%8A%C3%BCA%C3%A3%C2%B34%C3%85%C3%B7%C3%A7%C2%B5%E2%80%94?%1E%9F%FC%CD%BA%F5R2%D6%99%F9Tj%ABq%EFq]%F1%C1%99%F6%02%AF%0CqH%B7%ED%20P%0E%89,f.%B8%A0%C5W.%07%18M%F7%8B%AE%90

i dont really have much experience with computer viruses, so i really need help , Heres my hijack this scan log


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:02:25, on 04/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:My FireFox Keeps Opening More and More tabs and windows

Hello Matthew94 Welcome to the BC HijackThis Log and Analysis forum. I will be assisting you in cleaning up your system.I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond the your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if a topic is not replied to we assume it has been abandoned and it is closed.I need for you to perform the following:Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here.Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool. When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt Attach.txtSave both reports to your desktop then post the DDS.txt in the reply window and attach the otherDownload GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. Double click the exe file. If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan.

Click the image to enlarge it
In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have bee... Read more

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Just what the title says; every so often this stupid ad for "ilivid" keeps avoiding my pop up blocker and opens a new tab and its making me crazy. Ive tried everything i know of. Ive scanned any malware, adware, etc. and it still seems to do it. I know i dont have a virus as i have avg antivirus. So with this said what do all of ya out there think it is?

EDIT: forgot to mention this is using the latest version of firefox

A:ad page keeps opening new windows in firefox

Hi there Read the Link below ..

Remove iLivid by Bandoo Media (Uninstall Guide)

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I just did my MS updates night before last, and IE7 was one of the updates. The odd thing is that now when I click on Windows Update in the control panel, Firefox opens instead of IE, and I don't know why. Firefox has been my default browser for quite some time, but I did not have this issue before I updated to IE7. Any ideas of how to fix this? I really don't want to use the Firefox IE extension.

Orange Blossom

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I have 4 browsers on my computer: Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. I am trying to listen to some MP3 files on a website, and all of the browsers, except for IE 8, told me to download the Realplayer Plugin. So I did, and when I tried to listen to the MP3 file, Realplayer will automatically enable this "Autoupdate Helper" thing and check for updates. So I let it check for updates, but then it'll say "There are no updates..." and just stop there. The file won't play! I click play again, and the same thing happens.

Internet Explorer is the only browser smart enough to open the MP3 files on the web page using Quicktime (the website actually tells you to use Quicktime to open the files) but it doesn't load the Youtube videos that are embedded on the site. There's a X on the top left corner of the section where the video is suppose to be.

Now I'm stuck! I want to view all the contents on one page with one browser! But none of the browsers will actually work properly!

So the main problem is:

1. The MP3 files won't load in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera using Quicktime.

Chrome is the only browser I use frequently, and the others are basically backup. IS THERE ANY SOLUTION TO THIS!?!?!?

Thanks everyone!

A:Firefox, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox won't play MP3 files on websites

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I have a https link that is accessible via IE and chrome, but not via firefox. This is a problem with one system only, i tried on a different machine and i can access the same via firefox as well.

any ideas what could be wrong?

Firefox version is 37. In both PCs. On the problematic PC is get a grey globe icon before 'https://' (the URL shown is just an example)

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