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Both Firefox and Chrome keep forcing https connections. I get certificate warnings ev

Q: Both Firefox and Chrome keep forcing https connections. I get certificate warnings ev

Basically, whenever I try to login to my YouTube account, I have to see it. Facebook won't display properly at all anymore for some reason, and I've noticed every time I browse Facebook it forces it into https. It displays in an html only way (no pictures, only text). What could be the issue here?

here's the most common error: "You cannot proceed because the website operator has requested heightened security for this domain."

I'll provide all needed extra information.

Thanks in advance!

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Why is Firefox 22 forcing YouTube pages to be HTTPS rather than HTTP? I have them bookmarked as HTTP, yet they are now showing up as HTTPS. With this new setup, the preview images for other videos on a video page are not showing up. Safari and Opera browsers are still accessing YouTube as HTTP, so it cannot be the site doing that switch. Is there some way to stop this?

A:[SOLVED] FF22 forcing YouTube to be HTTPS

With more testing, I found it was Disconnect (an extension) forcing the HTTPS. Removing it has stopped that conversion, but the video thumbnail images are still blocked. How do I fix that?

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Hi everyone,

I have a laptop running Windows XP. I have a LAN connection to a corporate network and at the same time a dial-up connection for VPN access to another network.

When I have both connected Internet Explorer always uses the dial-up connection.

How can I force all Internet traffic through the LAN conenction rather than the dial-up connection?



A:2 Network connections - forcing IE to use One

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After installing Windows Updates KB890830, KB2807986, KB2809289 and KB2814124 on 18/3 I am receiving Invalid Certificate notices from some websites. I've cleared out History, cookies, temp files etc but cannot get rid of them. My system is Vista Home Premium, SP2, IE9.
Should I worry anfd how can I stop them.

A:Invalid Certificate Warnings

This is a problem for the typical user. Expired certificates or none whatsoever cause the prompt. If you're definitely sure you're on the site you chose and not a spoof then "allow this time only".

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One computer on my network running XPSP3 is getting certificate warnings when visiting most sites. All bank sites and other similar secure sites are getting this warning indicating expired certificates.

Is this a sign that this computer has been compromised? I ran a Sophos rootkit scan and it came back clean. I've unistalled IE and Firefox, and reinstalled and reset all internet settings - and checked the computer clock.

What to do?

Thank you.

A:Solved: XP: getting certificate warnings on all sites



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I want to analyze a slow network issue of the https web site. When I try to profile using Pre-Encryption for HTTPS, browser always gives me certificate errors and does not allow me to continue to browse to the page.  But I can use fiddler to see the
requests without issue. How to make message analyzer works with https and work around these certificate errors ?

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How do HTTPS/SSL certificates get added in a browser (by default while installing or while browsing the internet or some other way)?

Is there a way one can know whether the certificates or the HTTPS/SSL certificate authorities that get added in a browser are trustable or not?

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Just wondering how important it is to check on the certificate on a website?

If my browser alerts me that a certificate cannot be verified, how much of a deal is that? I understand that phishing emails try to trick you to sites pretending to be a bank/ebay/paypal and then this alert would be relevant. If on the other hand I am sure that my url is correct (manually typed it or using a bookmark), do I still have to worry?

A:How important is a certificate when accessing https?

If the site has a cert,it is still encrypted.
The warning you showed usually shows up if a site
has purchased a certificate with extended verification,
but they have not verified all the information,
If you trust the site,then you are more than likely still safe
using it.
These messages can also sometimes be used as a tactic to
try to get the cert purchaser to buy certs from the major
higher priced sellers like verisign.

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Hi. I dragged out an old laptop computer running Windows XP to take with me on a trip. Got it working, but it's very difficult to use the Internet and Web mail - big problems. Internet Explorer objects to every site I bring up and says the Certificate is not valid. Although I managed to get my Web Mail up and workings I can't access many other sites. How do I correct this problem?


A:Solved: Certificate Warnings and Blocked Sites

Make sure you have the correct date and time on your computer.

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I have been getting certificate errors from most of https websites on my enterprise computers (wich are on a network domain). The problema resides mostly in computers with Windows Vista x86 Business and Windows 7 x64 Professional with SP1. I
started having this erros after Internet Explorer upgraded to version 10. Today most computers with Windows 7 on my network have Internet Explorer 11.

If I try to access https://www.google.pt it gives me a certificate error, if I try to acess
https://login.live.com it also gives me a certificate error in Internet Explorer 11 and 10. I can access those websites with Firefox or Chrome. But there are a few websites that also do not work on those browsers either.
I have a bionic software that I need to install and the installation method is done throught the web, and because of the certificate error it does not let me install it.

What is most odd is the fact that when I am installing a new workstation, before I join the domain, I can access those websites and I dont get certificate errors. Also, if I try to access those websites on my DNS server I dont get certificate errors

I tested this on some workstations without Kaspersky Endpoint Security Agent installed, but I still get certificate errors.

I do not know what else I can do really.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks everyone.

A:Internet Explorer 11 https certificate error

I ended up exporting the certificates from another computer and import it to all the computers.

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As in introduction, I'm a casual computer user. I don't know much about technology, but I've noticed these forums bring a lot of help. And I really need it, I'm kind of panicked and have no informed perspective, no inkling of what to do next. a huge thank you to anybody who reviews this. 

Have an HP Pavilion quad core with*I believe*eight GB of memory. it is a desktop PC, It has windows 8. I will be happy to provide any more information as needed.
So it all started with downloading a version of Photoshop someone confirmed that worked. Bad idea. Normally I'm not that naive. I already had McAfee and avast antivirus installed. 
It was a really tempting offer. After I clicked the link , the problem began and inflated. 
It immediately confirmed it as malicious, and I x-ed out.
This is where I consider The issue from, I don't think there's anything else I've done to cause this.

Suddenly, I began getting certificate warnings in iTunes, Google Chrome, Internet explorer, you name it. This had never happened to me on the computer before. I can only remember one instance where the URL was suspicious, but it normally wasn't. I even got messages that somebody was connecting to my network/computer, or something similar, via MacFee.
There were also times where I would be browsing the Internet, and my click be directed to a random pop up that came out of nowhere. I noticed that my mouse lagged; I read th... Read more

A:Malware turning firewall off, certificate warnings, compromised PC?

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I can't get some Java programs to run because of digital certificate warnings that come up repeatedly. The first one says, "The application's digital signature has been verified. Do you want to run the application?". I click Run and the next warning comes up,"The publisher cannot be verified by a trusted source. Code will be treated as unsigned." When I click on Details, I see 'Java.io.FileNotFoundException'. I click OK, and the first warning comes back. This continues until the Java program I'm trying to run just stops loading. I've tried different browsers with the same results. There is some indication that a digital certificate has expired. I've run into this problem on a couple of different sites that start a Java program. Any ideas? EDIT: Email address removed as that defeats the purpose of the forums. As well as we cannot be responsible for the quality or authenticity of the information given. ~ Animal

A:Digital certificate warnings stop Java programs

Hello -Please download Security Check from 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.Thank You -

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For the past week or two, whenever I try to access an https area of sfbay craigslist (clicking my account link, clicking discussion forums category heading on main page, or the link to any of the listed forums, clicking the craigslist contact us email link, clicking the feedback link in the footer), my browser throws a warning that the security certificate is invalid. My defalt browser is FireFox, but it also happens in Chrome and IE (all three browsers are current). It does NOT happen with my phone browser (Android ICS/Dolphin). My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate, and my AV is Avast free (but this is not an Avast warning).
All of the routes CL provides to contact them trigger this warning, so I have not been able to contact through the site, or even access the feedback forum to see whether anyone else is experiencing this.. I have emailed [email protected] several times, but only get canned responses. Since I am not seeing recent complaints about this all over the internet, I assume it is not happening for everyone, and is probably something on my end. However, other sites are loading normally.
I have numerous items for sale, and am running a business off of CL leads, so this is hugely inconvenient, but I don't override security warnings until I know what is causing them. Can anyone help me figure this out? Here is the warning language from each browser - in each case, I have clicked on the my account button, right below the sitename and post to classifieds link in... Read more

A:Receiving bad certificate warnings when accessing craigslist from all browsers

Hi to BleepingComputer,
Visit this page https://www.geotrust.com/resources/root-certificates/ and try to import the certificate labeled Root 5 - GeoTrust Primary Certification Authority – G3
Check if the browser starts recognizing the certificate used by craiglist.

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Aggressive adware applications that break the trust between HTTPS (HTTP Secure) websites and users have been at the center of controversy lately. But over the past week, HTTPS interception flaws of varying severity were also found in security programs, with products from antivirus vendor Bitdefender being the latest example.
Carsten Eiram, the chief research officer of vulnerability intelligence firm Risk Based Security, found that the latest versions of several Bitdefender products, namely Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Bitdefender Internet Security and Bitdefender Total Security, do not check the revocation status of SSL certificates before replacing them with new ones that are signed using a root certificate installed locally. The products use this technique in order to scan encrypted HTTPS traffic for potential threats.
While the certificate revocation oversight in Bitdefender products is not as serious as the HTTPS interception flaws found recently in other programs, like the Superfish adware preloaded on Lenovo laptops, its impact is not negligible, Eiram said.


A:Some Bitdefender products break HTTPS certificate revocation

Disabling the HTTPS scanning feature in Bitdefender products is “definitely not an option,”... Aside from this functionality being needed to detect potential malware served from HTTPS websites, it’s also used for parental control, identity protection and several other features, he said.
Eiram believes that while not critical, the issue is more serious than Bitdefender estimates.

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Any help is GREATLY appreciated!For the past week, I have been getting warnings from Norton A/V of an Intrusion Attempt that was blocked. The risk name is HTTPS Tidserv Request 2. The attack was resulted from \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME1\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXEDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Tom at 20:57:40.75 on Mon 06/28/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18928 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3068.1460 [GMT -7:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\stwrt.inf_e2247046\STacSV.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroupC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exeC:\Windows\system3... Read more

A:Infected with rootkit - Constant HTTPS Tidserv Request 2 warnings by Norton

Hi piker78,Welcome to Bleeping Computer!My name is mpascal, and I will be helping you fix your problem.Before we begin, I would like to make a few things clear so that we can fix your problem as efficiently as possible:Be sure to follow all my instructions carefully! If there is anything you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask.Please do not do anything or perform other steps unless I have asked you to do so.Please make sure you post all logs I ask you to, and make sure that the entire log gets posted.Don't attach any logs unless asked. Posting them in the forums will make them easier to analyze.If you are unsure of how to reply, or need help with anything regarding the website, please look here.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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessar... Read more

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Hello Community:

My Windows Vista 32bit Home Premium SP2 system has become infected and I have been unable to remove it. I tried the Avira Antivir Rescue CD, looked at Run entries, ran Malwarebytes, Ad Aware 9.0 with no luck. After searching through a site I installed the Trend Micro RuBotted and it detects an HTTP Malicious Certificate on process svchost.exe but it says that it is unable to remove it.

As per your instructions below is the DDS log and GMER log. I have also attached the Attach.txt file as requested. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated. This is my son's PC that he uses for school and it is really hurting his ability to research school information.
DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Anthony at 7:43:45.16 on Tue 03/22/2011
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3002.1596 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
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A:HTTPS Malicious Certificate reported by Trend Micro RuBotted

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!
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My IE search browser gets hijacked on almost every search...everytime a new window opens I get a new website's security certificate warning which I am now sick of. I downloaded andn tried to run combofix and it would start and go and just before it is supposed to go through all of it's numbered checks it stops. I bought this laptop from two guys on craigslist and the whole transaction made me feel like there may be some trojans or keyloggers or something on the hardrive and quite possibly causing all of these other warnings ...when I run DDS it freezes up my computer before it finishes ...I attached a Hijack this in it's place ... here is the GMER log file ...I didn't allow it access to my files on here because they contain privileged client information...let me know if the inclusion of my files is 100% necessary and I can move them all off somewhere. Thanks you guys!
I ran spybot several times and it killed a bunch of things but they soon returned

A:Searches HiJacked, website's security certificate warnings every pg, just bought this laptop

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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A month or so ago, something happened to my Chrome that forced me to use its inbuilt flash, which I do not like at all! I had always disabled Pepper Flash before and enabled the system flash, but now, it won't even give me that option anymore. The system flash is GONE! And I have no choice but to use Pepper Flash. Help!!! Help!!

A:Chrome forcing me to use Pepper Flash!!!!

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I've got "Offer to save passwords" checked and it works generally, but there are some sites where that offer has not been made and I have to enter a password manually every time. I guess this is something the site can control, but is there no way I can take command of the process and make Chrome save and cough up the password?

A:Forcing save of password in Chrome

Go to , Setting, then Advanced Settings, and see if, Enable Autofill and Offer to Save Passwords are both checked.

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When using IE 11 everybody in my organization who tries to do their time-cards ( https://online.adp.com/portal/login.html ) gets a certificate error that the certificate authority isn't valid. This happens to everyone who uses IE. Some people get
around it with Chrome. Others get the same error using Chrome. It doesn't happen ever in Firefox. Searching hasn't yielded any useful results. I did try checking all the boxes (with and without "Preserve Favorites Website Data checked) in the Delete Browsing
History dialogue. I've ensured that *.adp.com is in my trusted sites. I have tried proxies. This does not occur with any other HTTPS site that I'm aware of. Any help is appreciated.

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Symantec has fired an undisclosed number of employees after they were caught issuing unauthorized cryptographic certificates that made it possible to impersonate HTTPS-protected Google webpages.
See article here>>>http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/09/symantec-employees-fired-for-issuing-rogue-https-certificate-for-google/

A:Symantec employees fired for issuing rogue HTTPS certificate for Google

What a crummy way to lose a good job.
"let's see if we can do this, wow yeah it works!.... oh dear, we're fired."

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Here's the sys info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4028 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1790 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461899 MB, Free - 163845 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D176M
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Hello all, it's been a long while since I've posted here because thankfully I've been (mostly) problem-free for the last few years. Much thanks to those who assisted me back then.

Lately though, I've been having an issue I would describe as "consistently annoying" or "annoyingly consistent". This is a Dell laptop and every once in a while (feels like every two weeks roughly), I'll wake it from sleep mode and my Google Chrome browser will immediately close out. I will open it again and it will within 10-15 seconds close out again while trying to "restore" my session. Repeated attempts will also close down without fail, but in quicker intervals (sometimes 3-5 seconds).

This has happened three times and each time I didn't know what it was. I tried a quick scan and nothing came up. I checked my add/remove program list and didn't see anything out of the ordinary that might be a culprit. Instead, to resolve the problem I merely did ... Read more

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Before I dive into my problem here's my hardware / software specs and a list of things I've tried:

CPU: AMD Zambezi Quad Core 4.2 GHz
MOBO: MSI 970 AMD Gaming Mobo
RAM: 8GB G.Skill sniper series 1866
GPU: Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB
HDD1: WD Black 1TB HDD
HDD2: Samsung EVO Pro 256GB SSD
WiFi Adapter: Netgear A6100 DualBand

ISP: Frontier (Verizon FiOS)
I've tried
-restarting my network adapter and my computer
- ipconfig /flushdns
- Changing my local IP to an unused fixed IP instead of using DHCP
- changing my DNS to Google, DynDNS, and OpenDNS
- running tracert (which shows unable to resolve host for all non HTTPS connections)
- and restarting both my router and ONT

All lights are green on my ONT (besides FAIL and VID which are supposed to be off anyways) and my routers web setup shows I'm connected to the internet.
My issue is every time I try to visit a webpage that doesn't use HTTPS it will show an error page like so:

"Not Found

Url not found: /randomdirectory/random-webpage-im-trying-to-visit"
I can't ping to or tracert any websites that aren't using HTTPS protocol. I have tried to connect to them on several different devices (My gaming desktop, my laptop, my iphone, ect.) and none of them will load standard HTTP connections.

Any suggestions? I really don't want to deal with Frontiers tech support unless I absolutely have to because they are awful.

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Hi there, i've smtp connections created at random (typically at boot), and https connections to that I've no idea what for...rootkit/virus?
If I kill the connection another appears i its place, to a different destination.

I've researched previous postings and followed the process and methods but still the issues persist. Having a nosebleed and no hair left can anyone guide me to fixing this?

I have ready:

Malware MBAM
Bitdefender Antirootkit

have tried: most online virus chekers, MS One, Trend etc.

Any takers?

A:SMTP and HTTPS connections at startup...

What thise numers correlate to iis a backdoor trojan. See ThreatExpertThis allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I ReinstallWe can still clean this machine but I can't guarantee that it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.

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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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I have seen two post on this problem and I'm still confused. I keep getting this security popup on my desktop that expiration says 2005. I'm thinking that this is not the real thing. When I say no a box pops up and says to accept click cancel. Then my computer freezes. Can you Please help. I downloaded hijackthis from your site and created a log file that you may need and I am attaching this to the thread post. Thank you in advance.

A:Compaq Connections Backweb Security certificate

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I need to "Force" XP Pro to launch only Firefox as the default browser option when I hit Hyperlinks in Word, Outlook, Outlook Express etc.

I believe the ultimate way is to edit the register.??

I do have an edit for this, however, thought I would throw this open to the Brains Trust, before editing the Registry.

Firefox is in theory, my default browser: unfortunately, as so often, XP doesn't see it this way!

I have reset Program Access and Defaults to "Firefox" (Numerous times!); but naturally, XP fails to take this onboard. No surprise there then. Thanks Bill.

It still defaults to IE.

Any ideas please?

A:Solved: Forcing Firefox:

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Hello, recently I encountered an issue with my PC. Specifically, various TCPip connections are being made to various sites (Akamai, Amazonaws, and others) while I am not in my internet browser. Even more concerning is that my explorer.exe is establishing a connection through port 443 (HTTPS) to a Windows.com domain (according to CurrPorts app). I'm not sure if that's the norm, or not, but, I don't see why my explorer.exe of all things needs to have an active connection to the web. While looking at IPConfig (from CMD.exe) I'm noticing that my IPv6 connection is using a temporary IPv6 address. Not being greatly familiar with advanced network settings, this threw a red flag up for me (among other things), as I hadn't configured my network to run in such a manner.
After some preliminary checks I'm coming up empty. However, I'm certain I have some sort of Trojan/Malware that has corrupted core system files, as I have a lot of unsolicited network activity (although typically unnoticeable without a Resource Monitor/ CurrPorts).
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I'm currently in the process of downloading the required anti-malware/virus programs which you request reports from, so lets track this thing down!
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 15-02-2015
Ran by Anon (administrator) on BBBUNGHOLOIO on 15-02-2015 14:48... Read more

A:Suspicious TCPip connections/Explorer.exe connecting with HTTPS

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Using the Add/Remove program applet remove this processPokki Start Menu (HKU\TEMP_2\...\Pokki) (Version: - Pokki)===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.


HKU\TEMP_2\...\Run: [Pokki] => C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Pokki\Engine\Launcher.dll",RunLaunchPlatform
CHR HKLM\...\Chrome\Extension: [flliilndjeohchalpbbcdekjklbdgfkk] - No Path
CHR HKLM-x32\...\Chrome\Extension: [flliilndjeohchalpbbcdekjklbdgfkk] - No Path
S2 McAfee SiteAdvisor Service; c:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\siteadvisor\mcsacore.exe [X]
U3 aswMBR; \??\C:\Users\Anon\AppData\Local\Temp\aswMBR.sys [X]
U3 aswVmm; \??\C:\Users\Anon\AppData\Local\Temp\aswVmm.sys [X]

Save the files as fixlist.txt into the same folder as FRSTRun FRST and click Fix only once and wait.Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.The tool will create a log Fixlog.txt please post it to your reply.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open... Read more

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I've tried to solve this problem, I've tried many antiviruses, trojan finders etc. Nothing helps. svchost -k rpcss opening bunches of http, smtp and https connections to hundreds of servers. I'll appreciate any help with it. Please find below my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:50:25, on 01.04.2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
G:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
G:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:HELP! svchost.exe making lot of smtp, http and https connections

Any ideas? Suggestions? I can't find nothing.

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i was trying to clean up unused programes in my little hp netbook, and could have accidentally deleted some window prgrammes. thus http, https, ftp are not connected. please help
( my other computer is working ok)

Last diagnostic run time: 05/01/12 16:24:19 Network Adapter Diagnostic
Network location detection

info Using home Internet connection
Network adapter identification

info Network connection: Name=Local Area Connection, Device=Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=LAN
info Network connection: Name=MSN, Device=, MediaType=PHONE, SubMediaType=NONE
info Ethernet connection selected
Network adapter status

info Network connection status: Media disconnected
warn Network adapter status not healthy
action Manual repair: Reconnect network cable

HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity

warn HTTP: Error 12007 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn HTTPS: Error 12007 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn FTP (Passive): Error 12007 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn HTTP: Error 12007 connecting to www.hotmail.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn FTP (Active): Error 12007 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn HTTPS: Error 12007 connecting to www.passport.net: The se... Read more

A:Solved: Error Could not make HTTP, HTTPs, FTP connections

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Computer scientists have uncovered direct evidence that a small but significant percentage of encrypted Web connections are established using forged digital certificates that aren't authorized by the legitimate site owner.


A:Significant portion of HTTPS Web connections made by forged certificates

I have noticed that the small number of https: websites which are blocked by my browser appears to have gone up. The most recent is, surprisingly,  https://www.dnsleaktest.com. Firefox announces that "This Connection is Untrusted". ( I would avoid clicking on that URL unless you are confident that your browser will recognise sites whose identity can't be verified). It could be simply an error, but it's interesting that many who look at that site will be users of a Virtual Private Network, or VPN.  (Personally, I don't use VPN, but DNS leak test sites are quite good at telling you which DNS server you are actually using.)

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This Virus/Malware "reads" what I'm currently watching or viewing on a webpage and will randomly open another Firefox window of an advertisement with the same sort of information in it.

Well, I guess this is the part where I post the DDS and GMER logs, however, I can't do that. Whenever I double click onto DDS I get a command prompt to come up that says, "This tool does not support your Operating System". I use Windows XP Pro (64bit) with SP 2 as you can see below in the GMER log.

So, what do I need to do to get DDS to work?

GMER - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2009-03-18 20:08:06
Windows 5.2.3790 Service Pack 2

---- Registry - GMER 1.0.15 ----

Reg HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sptd\[email protected] 771343423
Reg HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sptd\[email protected] 285507792
Reg HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sptd\[email protected] 1
Reg HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sptd\Cfg\19659239224E364682FA4BAF72C53EA4
Reg HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sptd\Cfg\19659239224E364682FA4BAF72C5[email protected] C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\
Reg HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sptd\Cfg\[email protected] 0
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A:Virus/Malware forcing random Firefox Pop-ups

Sorry to bump but I still need help getting DDS to run on my OS. I've been trying to search to find out why it won't work but all I find are posts saying that DDS is supposed to work with Windows XP 64 bit.

I'm still getting random pop-ups in both Firefox and IE. I have NoScript installed on Firefox before this even happened and somehow this thing was installed on my PC while surfing the Internet.

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Hi there,

Since yesterday Eset is warning me very frequently while on Yahoo and on some other websites (such as Stacksocial). I know it happens occasionally to Eset to warn from time to time about an untrusted certificate. What's unusual is how many alerts there are (on Yahoo there are up to 5 in a row and the regularly as long as i stay on the website).

This happens on our 3 PCs using the latest version of Eset Internet Security with the latest database downloaded on Windows 10 CU (64 bit). Someone in my family using Eset is also experiencing the same warnings.

I've included a poll to know your opinions on this. I also included the screenshots of the warnings but since my systems are in French, i included as well a screenshot of the same alert in English that i found on a Eset forum somewhere.

Thanks for reading me, i was just curious to know your opinions on that

A:Eset throwing warnings about "Untrusted certificate" on Yahoo and other websites. False positive ?

What is being said by ESET - either by staff on the ESET forum or other places - about the issue ?

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I am trying to resolve an issue where multiple client computers in the organisation are using an internally deployed Root CA certificate (before my time and no longer required) to sign the end entity certificate for external websites, google.co.uk
for example. All SSL sites appeared to be affected by this.

However this is not the case as sub domains of sites with issues show the correct cert chain, the below is for mail.google.com

Removing or untrusting this root ca cert breaks access to these sites.

I have reset root certs in various ways, removed machines from the domain, applied no GPOs, manually updated CRL and pulled down updated certs with rootsupd.exe.
It always attempts to use this rouge CA cert to sign the websites cert.

Any assistance would be much appreciated.

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Each web browser constantly redirects me to random sites (Norton Anti Virus, Geiko, etc.). And at once point, without me activating any programs, the comp Blue Screend with a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error. I tried rebooting as blue screens arn't that rare to me, but as i try to reboot normally, the computer fully loads at the desktop. When i try to click something, the "Loading" circle appears by the mouse, but the processor doesn't do anything, and it sits there indefinitly. I reboot in Safe Mode with Networking, and do some scans, use Hijackthis, and clean up a small amount of things found..didn't fix it. So ultimately i use Sytem Restore, and can now boot up normally. I figured it might have been a Ram issue at first, but did a hardware check before boot and it all came out clean. I'm still getting redirected VERY OFTEN. I've used SuperantiSpyware, Malewarebytes, and Hijackthis. And i have Comodo for a firewall. Here are logs, time is not a huge factor, so please take your time.

PROBLEM: I attempted to run GMER four times, one of them being in safe mode with networking. My computer blue screened every time. The error was Blank.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:25:36 AM, on 10/30/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18527)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sigm... Read more

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I was just wondering if anybody has located a Chrome extension for https everywhere that is not a beta program? This what I keep coming across:
(All Chrome releases should be considered beta-quality at best because of this bug and this bug in Chrome) 
The article links you to the tickets but from the looks of it the people involved are no where near a stable version. Any Chrome users have a work around? Thanks for your time.

A:HTTPS Everywhere (Chrome) Question.

Since the author of the extension is Electronic Frontier Foundation and their page lists all Chrome versions of it as Beta. I would assume that all versions of it are beta. I can't see how a 'work around' would make it any less beta if the author says it's beta.

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Every time I try to access an https website in chrome from one of my computers I get a certificate error and the https has a red line through it. I have another computer on the same network that is the same computer with the same AV and same settings that does not show this error when accessing the same websites. This error is only happening in chrome.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling chrome multiple times both before and after running scans. I've ran various scans including AdwCleaner, Junkware Removal Tool, and many others, but this https error still persists!

A:Chrome https error


They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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I am trying to install CA root certificate on Windows 7, IE 9.
Encounter error: "Untrusted Certificate".  "This certificate cannot be verified up to a trusted certificate authority."
I have tried to install the certificate to Trusted Root Certificate Authorities->local computer and import was successful. BUT on IE->Internet Options->Certificate->Trusted Root Certificate Authorities, I am unable to find this root CA on
the list.
On mmc->Certificates->Trusted Root Certificate Authorities->certificates, I am able to view this root CA.
I then restarted the IE and view the ssl site again but failed too, "Untrusted Certificate".
Anyone, any idea ?
Eye Gee

A:Unable to Install Root CA Certificate - Certificate cannot be verified up to a trusted certificate authority.

May the following workarounds work for you:
Workaround 1:
Modify the Windows settings to allow the Update Root Certificate feature to update the root certificates automatically. For details, see the following Microsoft TechNet article:
Certificate Support and Resulting Internet Communication in Windows Server 2008
Workaround 2?
If the Update Root Certificate feature cannot automatically update the root certificates, you may contact the website vender to see if there is a hotfix can fix the issue.

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The company I work for manages the internet for a number of companies and we often remote in to the routers and gateways to make changes. For some reason, there are 2 types of gateways that Chrome has trouble with. One of them will never open and the other gateway opens with an SSL error once, then won't every time after that. If I log off the computer and back on, then Chrome allows me to open 1 more gateway before it stops working again.

However, internet explorer can easily open both of these types of gateways and as many as I want. Is there a setting that I can change or is this something Google has to fix themselves?

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Hi everyone.
I have having a slight issue with chrome, it keeps displaying a certificate error when I access certain websites.
I need your help with it, as I have tried all the steps I could find.


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The company I work for manages the internet for a number of companies and we often remote in to the routers and gateways to make changes. For some reason, there are 2 types of gateways that Chrome has trouble with. One of them will never open and the other gateway opens with an SSL error once, then won't every time after that. If I log off the computer and back on, then Chrome allows me to open 1 more gateway before it stops working again.

However, internet explorer can easily open both of these types of gateways and as many as I want. Is there a setting that I can change or is this something Google has to fix themselves?

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I'm working on a friend's old Dell Latitude D600.
I type in Google.com or Google and this thing keeps wanting to go to https://www.google.com (as in secure with an "s"). I also get an error message saying "Certificate Expired". What is causing this?

The hosts file is normal.

A:"Certificate expired" for https://www.Google.com

Google is now redirecting to https:// They are no longer using http. What browser are you using? (IE, Firefox, Chrome)? Delete all temporary internet cache, cookies etc. Do a full scan with Anti Virus software, and Malwarebytes, followed by CCleaner. Try a different browser. Make sure computer has all Windows Updates.

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My dad connects to this site and all of a sudden it started displaying a RED X and line through the HTTPS, but only in Chrome browser. I click on the same link in Chrome and it doesn't happen to me?

the link is... https://digid.nl/aanvragen

it is related to points mentioned here....


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Posted in Internet and Networking, Broni told me to move it over here...
Here is the location of my previous post - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic375853.html

Working on a friends computer. Win 7 machine, running IE8 - 32 bit and Chrome. Neither browser will go to http sites - will ONLY access https. She was running a trial version of Norton (probably had NO A/V for a while prior to that). I ran a full scan in Norton and found - AdwareLop, Trojan.Gen.L (I think - later reported it as Trojan.Gen.2). Norton claimed to have deleted infections. I deleted Norton. Reinstalled her old version of Webroot A/V and ran another scan. Webroot reported several cookies and Mal/PdfJS-AC but took no actions since that subscription was also expired. Have not yet added a new anti-virus. Considering downloading AVG, but waiting to hear from you guys first!
I can access both http AND https using the 64 bit version of IE8. I uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome but it is still giving me the 'this webpage is not available' message on regular http sites.

I disabled cd emulation and ran DDS - here are the logs...

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by lilneal at 22:46:54.71 on Wed 01/26/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.5884.3975 [GMT -6:00]

AV: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper *Disabled/Updated* {53211D91-0C31-95F2-E3A5-7661FB22889E}
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A:Can ONLY access https sites in IE8 and Chrome - IE8 64 is ok

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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When I try to access certain websites Google Chrome and Opera browsers block me with a red x padlock and a privacy warning.
I haven't been able to access my windstream email directly for months (I used their email help center login), but now as of today, I can't access msn.com email.

The initial webpages for each load but after I'm prompted to login and type my username and password, when it redirects me, I get a message stating the SSL Certificate is invalid or couldn't be validated and that my privacy might be compromised--then it refuses to open the page. When I log onto msn.com main page, it begins to load but suddenly it redirects to the Google Chrome "Aw Snap" error page(for many other websites as well). Not sure if Chrome is just eating up too much processor.

I have an old system:

-- Microsoft Windows XP, version 2002, service pack 2 (because when I tried upgrading to service pack 3, couldn't access internet among an array of other problems)

-- Processor is AMD Athlon(tm) 2650e, 1.61 GHz, 1.75 GB of Ram

-- NVideo nForce network card thing
Additional Notes:

-- My DSL connection is slow. Internet Explorer doesn't work at all for me and Firefox is worse than the old dial up. If it didn't take 20 minutes to connect using Firefox, I'd just use that browser because I *was* able to access these emails using it---so this may be a google chrome issue.

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A:Red x Padlock, Chrome invalid Certificate

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Like the subject describes, this is happening on 2 of my 3 computers. I ran TDSKiler with nothing found.

A:Https only in chrome & IE w/ error 102 on http sites

Hello and welcome,, I moved this to the Web Browsing forum. You did not have the logs posted for this forum. Is this IE8?It may be a Compaability View issueLoak at this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968089

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