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Firefox gives connection not secure error after install

Q: Firefox gives connection not secure error after install

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox as it was running slowly. I got the "connection not secure error" for Google and Yahoo search and some other websites. Others worked fine. Other browsers worked fine.

I tried the various things recommended on Google but nothing worked. I restored Firefox from a Shadowprotect backup and it works fine.

I suppose this question is academic since Firefox is working, but any ideas why there was that error after installation?

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Preferred Solution: Firefox gives connection not secure error after install

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I've just reinstalled Firefox having not used it for several years and I'm getting this message when I try to connect to a lot of sites, including Malwaretips. Chrome connects to them with no problem.

This is the whole message, in this case for Malwaretips, but It's the same for a lot of sites.

Your connection is not secure

The owner of malwaretips.com has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

Learn more?

malwaretips.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown.
The server might not be sending the appropriate intermediate certificates.
An additional root certificate may need to be imported.

(Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

Clearly there's nothing wrong with Malwaretips because I get this message with many popular sites , but I don't know what's causing the problem. I've done a number of things as suggested to other people with this issue such as refresh Firefox, uncheck Hardware Acceleration, delete the cert8 file, and disable my antivirus and firewall, but I still get the same Firefox message, so any help would really be appreciated.
 

A:Firefox - Your connection is not secure

uninfected1 said:





I've just returned to Firefox and I'm getting this message when I try to connect to a lot of sites, including Malwaretips. Chrome connects to them with no problem.

This is the whole message, in this case for Malwaretips, but It's the same for a lot of sites.

Your connection is not secure

The owner of malwaretips.com has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

Learn more?

malwaretips.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown.
The server might not be sending the appropriate intermediate certificates.
An additional root certificate may need to be imported.

(Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

Clearly there's nothing wrong with Malwaretips because I get this message with many popular sites , but I don't know what's causing the problem. I've done a number of things as suggested to other people with this issue such as refresh Firefox, uncheck Hardware Acceleration, delete the cert8 file, and disable my antivirus and firewall, but I still get the same Firefox message, so any help would really be appreciated.Click to expand...

Can you upload a screenshot, maybe a malicous extension.
 

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A common problem I am learned. I looked into solving this while I decided to trial Windows 10 for two days and couldn't get to the bottom of it.

So after two days of spending all my time fixing bugs I decided to bin the whole idea and go back to Windows 7.

However, I seem to have brought back some of the bugs I was experiencing with me!

I might just do a system restore from a few weeks ago and that should solve any issues, unless someone has a better idea?

Maybe it's ESET that's causing the problem?

Anyway... Windows 10? What a disaster that is. I thought if I at least wait a while, I mean more than a year they'd have ironed out all the bugs by now, but apparently not. I'm about to give up on Microsoft forever.

On my way back I was asked for feedback. They suggested checking for updates. Or... they could just provide me with a fully updated and buig free OS in the first place!

A:Firefox: Your Connection Is Not Secure

Problem finally solved by this link. Just had to reset something in ESET

Temporary Error :: ESET Knowledgebase

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I have noticed after the recent update to Firefox Version 37.0.1 I am getting this message when trying to log into some sites.
Secure Connection Failed
The connection to web4.secureinternetbank.com was interrupted while the page was loading.
The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
I also tried restarting the computer. I cleared all history, cookies, and cache as well, there was no change, still having the problem. I tried going through IE and everything worked fine, so the problem seems to be with FF only. I tried on a different laptop in the house using FF, same issue. My fiance logged into the website from his work computer at work with no issues. I did it in safe mode with addons disabled, no change. I also just noticed when trying to go to the bank website, next to the web address I have the Triangle icon with the ! in the center. I clicked on it and can screen shot what it says if you need to see that.
What do I need to do to correct this issue. I have not had any problems in the past, it just seems to be an issue since the current update. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!!

A:"Secure Connection Failed" (Mozilla Firefox)

I think you can use the info in the link below to access that website.
Yesterday I could open mail.biz.rr.com but today I cannot open it. What do I do? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support
 
QUOTE:
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar and use its search bar to locate this pref:
security.tls.insecure_fallback_hosts
You can double-click the line to modify the pref and add the domain to this pref. If there are already websites in this list then add a comma and the new the domain (no spaces).
security.tls.insecure_fallback_hosts = mail.biz.rr.com  (change this to the address for your bank)
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config

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I'm having issues with Firefox providing error message which reads:
An error occurred during a connection to search.yahoo.com. Peer's certificate has an invalid signature.
(Error code:sec_error_bad_signature)
The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
Below this gives a retry button when results in the same message.
Sending along the FRST and Addition requested logs.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:30-07-2015
Ran by Philip (administrator) on PHILIPSCOMPUTER (30-07-2015 14:20:26)
Running from C:\Users\Philip\Documents\Rescue.Scan Tools
Loaded Profiles: Philip (Available Profiles: Philip & Administrator)
Platform: Windows 10 Home (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

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A:Firefox misbehaving Secure Connection Failed

2015-07-30 07:34 - 2015-07-30 07:34 - 00000000 ____D C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Reason Core Security
2015-07-30 07:34 - 2015-07-30 07:34 - 00000000 ____D C:\Program Files\Reason
2015-07-29 16:35 - 2008-04-14 02:11 - 00295936 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\appmgr.dll
2015-07-29 16:35 - 2001-08-23 13:00 - 00034871 _____ C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\gpedit.msc
2015-07-29 16:28 - 2015-07-29 16:28 - 00242712 _____ C:\Users\Philip\Downloads\Firefox Setup Stub 39.0 (2).exe
2015-07-29 16:18 - 2015-07-29 16:18 - 00000725 _____ C:\WINDOWS\setupact.log
2015-07-29 16:18 - 2015-07-29 16:18 - 00000000 _____ C:\WINDOWS\setuperr.log
2015-07-29 14:40 - 2015-07-29 14:41 - 00151366 _____ C:\Users\Philip\Documents\cc_20150729_144055.reg
2015-07-29 12:22 - 2015-07-30 14:15 - 00000275 _____ C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log
2015-07-29 11:24 - 2015-07-29 11:24 - 00000874 _____ C:\Users\Public\Desktop\CCleaner.lnk
2015-07-29 10:53 - 2015-07-30 11:46 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\Philip\Desktop\Old Firefox Data
2015-07-29 10:46 - 2015-07-29 10:47 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\Philip\AppData\Local\MicrosoftEdge
2015-07-29 10:39 - 2015-07-29 10:39 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\Philip\AppData\Roaming\Atheros
2015-07-29 10:39 - 2015-07-29 10:39 - 00000000 ____D C:\ProgramData\Atheros
2015-07-29 10:27 - 2015-07-29 10:29 - 00000000 ____D C:\Program Files\Common Files\QCA_Bluetooth
2015-07-29 10:24 - 2015-07-29 10:24 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\Philip\AppData\Local\NetworkTiles
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When i tried to open any https websites using firefox browser. .. it says " Unable to connect " ' your connection is not secure ' ... how can i solve this issue? ?
 

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I simply don't know where to ask about this. Mozilla message logins and even their answers don't work well.

Two things.

A message appears that says Computer Not Secure even for google
and asks thent o send a message with a button. It still hangs on the next attempt

I ran Mozbackup to save my settings in preparation to reinstall a newer Firefox.

In do this the process of saving things took longer than usual.
I was able to pick out something called telemetry pings being saved as part of the backup
process. What are telemetry pings and are these some form of malware?

Malwarebyes could not be run either since it goes to look for updates.

I have not tried Hijack this yet, but I think I'll run into the same thing.

The whole text of the error message is:

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"Your connection is not secure

The owner of Google has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.

Learn more?

Report errors like this to help Mozilla identify misconfigured sites"

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Issue with ESET possibly with just Firefox
 
Issues:
"Secure Connection Failed"
An error occurred during a connection to www.zearn.org. Peer’s certificate has an invalid signature. Error code: SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE
    The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
    Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
Page won't load
if page loads, it might or might not fully work
If page loads, all white with some titles & misc displaced writing
Page might load completely blank
Tried to fix by:
Uninstalling & reinstalling Firefox per directions of troubleshooting Help guide
Uninstalling & re-installing ad-block plus & super script or turning off
Per help guide I changed selection for ESET SSL
I contacted ESET & they say I must have another AV on my system interfering. I have no other AV present.
 
Suggestions?

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Issue with ESET possibly with just Firefox
 
Issues:
"Secure Connection Failed"
An error occurred during a connection to www.zearn.org. Peer’s certificate has an invalid signature. Error code: SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE
    The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
    Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
Page won't load
if page loads, it might or might not fully work
If page loads, all white with some titles & misc displaced writing
Page might load completely blank
Tried to fix by:
Uninstalling & reinstalling Firefox per directions of troubleshooting Help guide
Uninstalling & re-installing ad-block plus & super script or turning off
Per help guide I changed selection for ESET SSL
I contacted ESET & they say I must have another AV on my system interfering. I have no other AV present.
 
Suggestions?

A:"Secure Connection Failed" Error since download of ESET

Did you try another browser?I use ESET and Emsisoft Anti-Malware with Firefox...never had an issue.

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The issue seems to be primary with Google. I have tried Chrome, Mozilla & Internet Explorer - all new and updated. Chrome & IE are 100% factory, no addons at all. Google is either not loading or only partially loading. Meaning only some of the graphics load. Gplus just goes wacky :P

These errors are primarily associated with Google. It seems to be "security" related? I have some things in my event viewer I do not understand under security. Though nothing looks horrible. For the last 2-4 days google & its services (Youtube, G+ and others) have been acting funky. I did general maleware scans - Several (nothing bad all removed). Is it a virus/hack? Did I do something wrong? Thoughts? On occasion other websites give me issues.
Secure Connection Failed
Timed out (Not as frequent)
The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
The webpage at https://plus.google.com/u/0/me?tab=wX might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. GOOGLE absolutely was not down
I have received some type of TLS errors?

When trying to log into yahoo messenger I receive:
yahoo messenger gives this error: Any use of this Certificate constitutes acceptance of the DigiCert CP/CPS and the Relying Party Agreement which limit liability and are incorporated herein by reference. It wants me to add a new cert

TY IN ADVANCE!
-Darpa

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Dear Tech Support Guy Experts:

Hello! Could you please help me? I am not sure whether this is a malware problem or simply an internet browser issue.

About a week or so ago, my Firefox automatically updated to Firefox 57, Quantum. I have Windows 7. I noticed that websites were loading more slowly.

Yesterday, I was surfing as usual and suddenly I got 2 blue screen crashes within a 2 or 3 hour period. I had to restart Windows each time. I ran Spybot as well as CC Cleaner (cleaning up the registry as well). I tried to do a system restore as well. Then I noticed that, although I can gain access to the internet (the firefox home page), I cannot gain access to any other website.

Each time I try to open a page, the new Firefox ball wags back and forth, like it's taunting me, and then finally the message "Secure Connection Failed" / "Problem loading page" comes up.

I tried to go through the troubleshooting steps on the firefox website, checking extentions and plugins. I ckecked my firewall and i do see MozillaFirefox listed.

I am not able to clear history, because for that I need internet connectivity or workable browser, right? I also cannot refresh firefox or download a new version of firefox. How does one install an internet browser when one does not have an internet browser?

Could this be Malware, do you think?

I have had both MalwareBytes (the paid version) running the whole time, as well as the free anti-virus program "Commodo". However... Read more

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Yesterday my brother tried to enter the admin page of our modem, using Microsoft Edge could not get into the page while using Mozilla Firefox has succeeded. However, when he started typing username and password, a message appeared saying "This connection is not secure, the entered credentials may be vulnerable". He is however entered the page by entering the data. Turning to different sites, I noticed that this message appears in different sites (not many). It happens with both Edge and Firefox and also with another PC where I use Ubuntu. My question is, could my modem data be stolen? Or if the site where I log in is reliable, can I ignore the message "this connection is not secure"? On Edge, the message does not appear while I log in to the account, but to the left of the page URL.
 
Excuse me for the mistake in the title, I'm not American.

A:Mozilla Firefox message "this connection is not secure"

You will get this message occasionally on web pages that do not use https:// (look at what shows up in your browser's address bar) and that request a username and password if those are requested directly on the webpage presented that is not using https:// protocol.  If your modem-router presents a pop-up login dialog you generally don't get the warning you describe.  For myself, I don't worry about this when dealing with my modem-router since the traffic related to it never exits my local area network.
 
The same applies for other webpages that ask for username and password that don't use https://.   There are a number of sites that were coded ages ago that fall into this category.  There is an online automotive forum that I participate on where I get this warning.
 
Unless someone is actively electronically "watching you" the risk is relatively small of your password falling into the wrong hands.  In any case, if one is still using sites like this and wishes to continue doing so then having a site-specific password (which you should be doing for all websites that require you to login anyway - even though most of us are not perfect in following this practice) is critical since were it to be compromised it could not be used as a possible way to log in to other sites "the hidden observer" might have observed that you log in to.
 
 
 

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I have never had any problems in the past accessing my bank but recently I can't log in. The homepage loads but when i click login it comes up
 
Secure Connection Failed
The connection to my.if.com was interrupted while the page was loading.
    The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
    Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
 
I am using firefox. Any suggestions? Sorry if the answer to this is on the forums already but i need help I'm not great with computers
 
Thanks guys

A:Secure connection failed error message when logging in to bank

How to troubleshoot Secure Connection Failed Error Message in Firefox.

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I've tried every solution i've found. Resetting my browser and router (I've reset the router probably 7 times now and had to again just to post this), clearing cookies, and i'm still lucky if I go 5 minutes without getting a connection reset error. I even reset the modem and called comcast support, which reset it again. And again I only got 10 minutes of internet tops. I need you guys' help. PLEASE! Also I use an acer aspire 5515 with Windows Vista SP(number unknown).
 

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Hi, I am using Windows Vista with Trend Micro Internet Security. I started receiving the error of Connection Interrupted the connection to the server was reset while the page loading. I downloaded as used HiJack This and heres my log, any help would be great. Thank you.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:44:00 PM, on 7/17/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_FATIADA.EXEC:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\ApacheMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microso... Read more

A:IE7 and Firefox Connection Interrupted Error

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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 another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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This has been going on for about a month now and I can't seem to fix it. I've been watching my services window when it happens and I've shut down unnecessary services to see if it would help it but nothing seems to work. I originally thought it was my router or wireless connection dropping but I've recently taken my laptop to a friends where the problem occurred there as well. I've run the tools described and have the log files below: DDS LOG: DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Michele at 17:17:21.90 on Sat 05/09/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.189 [GMT -4:00]AV: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009\avp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lxcycoms.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel K... Read more

A:IE/Firefox Connection Interrupted Error

Hi scrapgal,Sorry for the delay the forums here at BC are always very busy and we do are best to keep up. Sinceyour log is quite old and alot could have changed, I would like to see a new log please. If you nolonger require any help could you let me no please, so this topic can be closed.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Thanks

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Is there any way to encrypt or password protect, or keep Firefox bookmarks on a different Hard Drive?

If my Laptop ever crashes, the screen etc, and I have to send it in to a repair shop, I don't want them to be able to see my personal Firefox bookmarks.

Any solution please?

A:How can I have a Secure Firefox Bookmark?

You could make a virtual partition with truecrypt and then install a new copy of FF there, pulling in your old settings.

That won't kill your old ones though, you'll have to wipe the free space on your current drive so that the bookmarks can't be recovered.

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When I try installing Adobe Flash in Firefox, I get

There is no disk in the drive. Please inser a disk into drive \device\harddisk3\dr3

Thanks,

mchilger
 

A:Adobe Flashplayer install on Firefox - no disk in drive error

the problem lies in a removable drive like diskette or more commonly a usb zip drive. follow these instructions to cure the problem .

1. insert a removable disk in the drive before you start your computer.

- or -

If you prefer to configure the removable drive as a different drive letter AFTER your cd-rom and hard drive (this is for win xp and win 2000) :

1. Log on with administrative privileges.

2. Make sure that a removable disk is in the removable drive.

3. Right-click My Computer and press Manage.

4. Press Disk Management.

5. Right click the object that you wish to change and press Change Drive Letter and Paths.

6. Select the removable drive and press Change.

7. Select the drive letter that you wish to use and press OK.
 

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Hi All,I'm getting DNS error in IE7 on Windows Vista Business. Also Firefox Gives a Connection Interupted Message.I already tried Google to resolve this error, but she aint allot of help.Herewith a list of attempts I made to fix this error:Renamed Hosts file to hosts.oldRan netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt (No Errors)Ran netsh winsock reset (No Errors)Deleted Temp, history, cookies etc in IE7Reseted IE7 under advanced IE OptionsRan Full System Scan with Windows DefenderRan Full System Scan with Trend Micro Internet Security Pro (Program Version:17.0.1305;Engine Version 8.911.1001; Pattern Version 5.906.01)I am able to connect to https and Web Connections <hxxp://10.2.0.25:8085/>Herewith the DDS log:DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86Run by rok at 7:44:25.45 on 2009/03/20Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000Microsoft® Windows Vistaâ„¢ Business 6.0.6001.1.1252.27.1033.18.2812.1459 [GMT 2:00]AV: Trend Micro Internet Security Pro *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)============== Running Processes ===============C:\windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k Cognizancec:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\HPFSService.exec:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\windows\Syste... Read more

A:IE7 DNS Error / Firefox Connection Interrupted / Connection Interrupted

My HiJackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 08:30:21 AM, on 2009/03/20Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\windows\system32\Dwm.exec:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\IAM\Bin\AsGHost.exeC:\windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\accrdsub.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\pthosttr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\CoreShredder.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exeC:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7\PCSuite.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM ... Read more

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I wasn't sure if I should put this in the security forum or the web forum, as they both apply. Yesterday I began having some trouble getting in to secure websites. It has always worked fine in the past but now for whatever reason it won't let me in. For example, I tried to purchase a game off of Amazon.com, added it to my cart and went to go check out but every time I try to log in to check out it just gives me the standard "The connection was refused when attempting to connect..." Firefox error when a website is down or whatever. Same thing happens when I try to access my bank account off of it's website. Just not able to get in to any secure servers. I tried using Internet Explorer and I get the same deal. I've played around some with the security settings on both browsers figuring something got reset but I still haven't figured it out. Any suggestions?
 

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Hi,
I use Mozilla Firefox to browse the internet. I previously had no problem. Recently though I have not been able to access secure sites with the prefix "https". When I try, I get the following error message:

"Alert.
You have received an invalid certificate. Please contact the server administrator or email correspondent and give them the following information.

Your certificate contains the same serial number as another certificate issued by the certificate authority. Please get a new certificate containing a unique serial number"

What could be causing this?
I have a Pentium III computer; 512MB RAM, 800 MHz, Windows XP Profession with SP2.

Kindly help.
Thanks.

A:Firefox cannot access Secure Site

Try going into Firefox->Tools->Options->Advanced->Certificates and choose Ask Every Time. Click OK and go to that site again. See if it works now.

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When I log into my banks secure web site and then click on a specific account to see the details I get a message something like: Current session expired.
Some browsers do not allow resizing windows in a secure session...
It worked before I had to go thru all the steps to remove the hideous popups and it works in IE (which I'd rather not use) and on the computer at work with Firefox. Any ideas? Should I reinstall?
 

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Hi,

I can't access secure web sites in IE 7 (Error: IE cannot display the webpage). I have no problem with Firefox. IE 7 has 128-bit encryption which I confirmed under the Help menu. I followed the steps at Microsoft's support web site but the steps didn't help. I've listed the steps below:
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To correct your existing user profile, follow these steps:
1. Use your account to log on.
2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit.exe, and then click OK.
3. Locate and then right-click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
4. Modify the Common AppData entry to point to your profile's application data folder. For example, modify the entry to point to C:\Documents and Settings\user1\Application Data.
5. Locate and then right-click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
6. Modify the AppData entry to point to the variable path that represents your application data folder. For example, modify the entry to point to %userprofile%\Application Data.
7. Quit Registry Editor.
8. Log off, and then use the same account to log on.
9. Try to open the secure Web site.
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Can anyone help me with this problem? Has anyone experienced this problem too?

Thanks for any responses.

vb_bn

A:Can't Access Secure Web Sites in IE 7, Firefox OK

Hello and welcome to TSF

Please try this:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic41067.html

If that doesnt work, try this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/246725

What firewall are you running?

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Hello everyone.

I am not sure whats going on. All of the sudden I cant access secure websites on IE or Firefox. I tried clearing my dns registries and shutting down Norton anti-virus (which seems to be the source of a lot of my problems) but its not helping.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Cannot access secure websites on IE and Firefox

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Now this is a situation that I haven't quite encountered before, so I thank you all in advance for your help and advice! Here's the deal....

1. When my friend attempts to access any secure site (for banking, shopping, etc.) in IE, it keeps saying "unable to display page" or something to that effect. Basically, it is not allowing him to login to any secure areas. He is, however, able to browse other web sites in IE without a problem.

2. When he tries launching Mozilla Firefox, it will not allow him to browse any sites at all.

Other computers on his home network are fine and have no problems accessing any sites regardless of the browser used.

Thanks in advance for reading this posting and offering your suggestions.

Joe
 

A:IE, Secure Web Site Access and Bad Firefox

Make sure that Firefox is allowed by your firewall if you are running one.
Make sure that it is not set to work offline. File> there should not be a check mark beside Work Offline
Follow this guide to connect to secure websites.
Internet Explorer Cannot Connect to Secure Web Sites
 

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Okay, so this is going to sound weird, I'm very concerned with security. As in, I have locked one of my laptops up in a safe with a charger. This laptop has never connected to the internet and I'm not willing to connect it.Being me, I've also installed a certain usb token program that requires my usb to log in to windows which I threw away the day I made it. (By the way, it's running windows 7). I need to connect to this laptop using my Asus T100TA laptop which is running windows 8.1, and for those of you networking junkies I'll bet you already know you can't use an ad hoc network with win8.1 without doing some work in cmd.  I'm not willing to install 3rd party hardware OR software onto my quarantined laptop however I still need to control it... 
 
I've tried searching Google, Bing, Yahoo, Dogpile, and DuckDuckGo and can't find a thing. To give you some idea as to where I'm at...
 
Telnet does not work because I've disabled it,
3rd party software is a no no,
Sharing any files or folders on my quarantined laptop is also a no no,
I am not willing to access this laptop physically, it'd be a waste of time without the usb key anyway since I have a safeboot program on there as well,
rdp and mstsc are negated by the usb requirement,
the computer will never be allowed to touch the internet.
 
I know, I'm crazy lol I just have a lot of private records on that pc and I need to access them with read/write permissions.
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A:Secure Connection

use easy transfer, see under tutorials
 
Roy

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I am getting secure connection failed when I try to log on to any of my financial sites. Never happened before. Was on one this AM with no problem. Where do I look to solve this issue?
 

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Hi guys, my granddaughter has this popping up everywhere she try's to go outside of Firefox ! It will open FF and IE fine but if she try's to go to any other site this message pops up !! We were trying to open Google, like i said every site gives this message. We checked the clock & date, they are correct !! Now i am lost, any ideas of what to try would be appreciated very much ! She doesn't use her computer much so it may be awhile before i get back with an answer for you !!
Thanks

Your connection is not secure

The owner of Google has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.
Forgot to mention that everything works fine in "Safe Mode with networking"

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Hi guys, my granddaughter has this popping up everywhere she try's to go outside of Firefox ! It will open FF and IE fine but if she try's to go to any other site this message pops up !! We were trying to open Google, like i said every site gives this message. We checked the clock & date, they are correct !! Now i am lost, any ideas of what to try would be appreciated very much ! She doesn't use her computer much so it may be awhile before i get back with an answer for you !!
Thanks

Your connection is not secure

The owner of Google has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.
Forgot to mention that everything works fine in "Safe Mode with networking"

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Does anyone know of a tutorial on how to set up and use a secure connection? I want to have a log on with username's and passwords, but I want to make sure it's secure and can not be breached. The server will be running a database with the info and can support ASP.
 

A:ASP secure connection

There is a techniqu called hashing where the usernames and passwords are not kept in the database as plain text. It is more like an encryption and there is a key that is used to hash what is in the DB. Any pages that have sensitive data should also use SSL so any traffic that might be intercepted between the user and the server will also be encrypted. Here is a sample of "hashing"
http://www.aspheute.com/english/20040105.asp
 

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Hi guys, my granddaughter has this popping up everywhere she try's to go outside of Firefox ! It will open FF and IE fine but if she try's to go to any other site this message pops up !! We were trying to open Google, like i said every site gives this message. We checked the clock & date, they are correct !! Now i am lost, any ideas of what to try would be appreciated very much ! She doesn't use her computer much so it may be awhile before i get back with an answer for you !!
Thanks

Your connection is not secure

The owner of Google has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.
Forgot to mention that everything works fine in "Safe Mode with networking"

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Trying to get to my e-mail get message on chrome and firefox cannot connect connection not secure I can get through internet explorer what can I do?
 

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Hi guys, my granddaughter has this popping up everywhere she try's to go outside of Firefox ! It will open FF and IE fine but if she try's to go to any other site this message pops up !! We were trying to open Google, like i said every site gives this message. We checked the clock & date, they are correct !! Now i am lost, any ideas of what to try would be appreciated very much ! She doesn't use her computer much so it may be awhile before i get back with an answer for you !!
ThanksYour connection is not secure
The owner of Google has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.
This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.
Forgot to mention that everything works fine in "Safe Mode with networking"
 
Thanks

A:Your connection is not secure

What's his antivirus?

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Accuvant recently did a study comparing the security of IE, Chrome, and Firefox. Safari was not included in this study. Is there a security study that compares the 4 browsers - IE, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari?

A:Most secure browser: IE, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari?

In my humble opinion it's not the security of one browser versus another. It is the person utilizing the browser and them using safe browsing practices.

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Hope someone can help here

Firefox 3.5.3 recently seems to be loading secure sites very slowly - I'm pretty sure it happened after the last major MS updates that they rolled out (system is XP)

All other sites are fine but as soon as its something secure it just loads sooooooo slowly....

Is there a setting somewhere that might have been changed that's causing this?

All scans with AV and Anti-spyware are clean and temp files/cache are regulary cleaned out

Thanks

A:Firefox loading secure sites very slowly

Curious are you running AVG? If so disable AVG Safe search, I know of two complaints with AVG since the last big MS update.

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Hello. I have an HP Pavilion desktop with Windows XP Home SP 3.

I've been online banking for years with no problems. Within the last 2-3 days, my banking sites have stopped recognizing my computer. I have to keep answering one of my security questions in order to continue on to being able to log into them. I can click on their "yes, register this computer" button, but it doesn't work. The very next time I try to log in again, I am taken back to the page "We don't recognize this computer. Please answer the security question to continue." Again, there is more than one banking site that this is happening on.

The only thing that I can recall changing recently on my PC was an upgrade to the latest version of Firefox. I have NO idea if that is the cause, it is simply the only thing that I am aware of changing on my PC at about the same time this problem started.

To ensure that I am understood properly, I would like to mention a second time that I have been using these sites for a very long time with no problems like this before.

Right now I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge of this problem, or is even experiencing it themselves.

Thank you to all who take the time to reply.

A:Firefox and secure web sites (online banking)

It doesn't look like anyone is familiar with this problem.

Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions as to the cause, or better yet, how to correct it?

Thank you again.

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I use HTTPS Everywhere in conjunction with HTTPS Finder addons and love them. I also connect to ths website with HTTPS but I don't get the colored secure indicator. I assume parts of this website are not secure which is the reasons why. Is there a way to only connect to this forum with full HTTPS?

basically, can I stop getting the "partially encrypted" message in some way? This would apply to Sevenforums and any other website that I only get partial encryption.

A:Can you tell Firefox to only load the secure parts of websites?

You will never get this site fully encrypted and working correctly due to us serving different resources from different domains to speed up page loading.

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When accessing sites such as:https://rapidshare.com/#!download|55XXl5|419XX3650|XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX|1615|R~EFD118CF49FB1EEDXO8C17XOA2646A29|0|0It seems plain text (it asked me for a security certificate which i accepted)Its also exactly the same for mozillas on website and any other secure sites:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

A:Firefox Incorrectly displays secure sites

What Add-Ons do you have installed on Firefox. I see that you have Adblocker Plus this could potentially cause issues.

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This morning suddenly I couldn't access the login page for my Gmail in Firefox (13.01) The page came up with a white background and nothing but nonsensical characters filling the entire screen (random letters and symbols mingled in with a lot of little black diamond shapes, for example: H8o>�-�q-��|h{�=~gG ��). I Googled the problem and the search results came up with the same type of nonsensical characters filling the screen. I then tried my Google Calendar and Reader?same thing. After some experimentation, I discovered it was any Google-related pages from secure URLS (https://) that display this way. If I remove the "s" (making it http://) on URLs that allow it, the page displays properly.

This was not happening yesterday. Nor does this happen in IE9 or Opera.

Anybody have a clue...?

Also, I should mention that I cleared the browser cache, the Windows font cache, and followed the troubleshooting steps on the Mozilla site Standard diagnostic - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base and Standard diagnostic - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

A:Some secure google pages garbled in Firefox

SOLVED!

The solution came from madperson over at the Mozilla support forum:"...Enter about:config into the location bar, search for the preference named network.http.accept-encoding, right click and reset that to its default value..."

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Hi!

I'm running Windows XP Pro. I had a virus yesterday, and ran rkill.com & Malawarebytes to remove 4 infections. I then installed Avira Anti-Virus (free edition).

Now Internet Explorer will only display sites that begin with "https". I downgraded from IE8 to IE7; same results. I downloaded Google Chrome; that won't display any websites. Firefox works fine for everything.

I found a solution for the HOSTS file; the computer only had a file named "hosts.old", so I followed the instructions for HostsXpert. When I opened it, it told me a host file didn't exist then offered to create one. I did - same problems as before.

Can anyone help?

Thanks,
Darcie

A:Firefox works but IE only opens secure sites

Can anyone help with this, please?

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Hi, a friend's computer (os - xp, running McAfee anti Virus plus) had various fake security issue notifications popping up and could not access internet. I took the following steps (as instructed previously by eset tech support for another computer that had similar problem):

1. ran Eset RogueAV Cleaner - nothing found
2. tried to install malwarebytes - would not install
3. ran superantispyware which found the following: 1 memory item infected, 782 registry items infected & 322 files infected
4. after rebooting, was able to install malwarebytes which found the following: 27 registry keys infected, 4 registry values infected & 43 files (infections included 2 x vundo, hijack.exefile, trojan dropper amongst others
5. Internet Explorer would still not open. Ran combofix. Internet explorer now fine.
6. Ran the McAffee scan - only 2 tracking cookies found
7. Ran Eset online scanner - 7 threats found (1 x java/trojandownloader.openstream, 2 x win32 keygen_AF Application, others were tracking cookies)
8. re ran all programs
9. continued to run malwarebytes and superantispyware until they came up clean (approx 3 times each)

All seemed good but then a window popped up on the desktop that said "you are about to view a pages over a secure connection...." (sorry, can't recall the rest word for word). It looked exactly like the window that often pops up when doing banking or paying bills etc on the net, but it appeared on her desktop. I have not come across thi... Read more

A:secure connection pop up after cleaning

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My friend is having some problems with opening her yahoo mail box, so I suggested she check,
add-ons, to see if there is a possible browser problem.

When doing so and going to the add-ons page, from tools in Fire Fox, she gets a message, . . "Secure Connection Failed"

Her FireFox Is version 3.6.21
a resolution at;
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Secure%20connection%20failed

Reads;
You can tell Firefox to bypass these certificate warnings. You should only bypass the warning if you're sure that the site is legitimate. Legitimate public sites will not ask you to do this. An invalid certificate can be an indication of a web page that will defraud you or steal your identity.

1. On the warning page, click Or you can add an exception....
2. Click Add Exception.... The Add Security Exception dialog will appear.
3. Click Get Certificate.
4. Read the text describing the problems with this site.
5. Click Confirm Security Exception if you want to trust the site.
Should I advise her to do this ?

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When trying to connect to a password limited program for the first time, response is:

This server is requesting that your userame and password be sent in an unsecure manner.

Using Window 7- 64 Bit with IE8. In internet tools I've turned off Internet Option: Enable Protected Mode.

Suggestions?
 

A:Secure Connection to websites

Does it allow you to proceed with entering username or password? Or does this stop further interaction with the site?

Protected Mode has nothing to do with this, turn it back on, it might save you someday.
 

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I've recently downloaded and installed a forex brokers' software for their trading platform and logged in OK. They also have a webtrader which as you would expect you can access and trade your account by logging in through your web browser. My cause for concern is that the webpage in which you login to webtrader is not secured, it has no SSL certificate. It has just occured to me that I created my account through the non secure webpage. I have not given any financial information just name and address but obviously created a username and password which is the same ones I use for the download platform. So I need to change my password once logged into the download platform providing it is secure! I had an argument with the company about their website not being secure but they kept insisting it was OK and also said the download platform was as well. The question is how to a check this out?Thanks in advance.

A:How do I check if a connection is secure?

Anyone.... ?

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I have noticed lately, that the secure sites I access (i.e. my bank acct., bill payments, etc.), I am not getting a prompt anymore that lets me know I have just entered into a secure network connection. It used to pop and I'd have to hit "OK" to enter, then it'd let me know when I was leaving the secure network connection as well, and I'd have to hit "OK" there too when exiting the site!!

Here's the thing - a couple of weeks ago, I got infected w/ Spy Sheriff. I removed it according to all the info on this website, and it's gone. But it almost seems like it's been since then, that I my secure network connection prompts haven't been coming up!!!

So, I am kind of scared to think that all of my personal info is just floating around out there some place. Is there anything I can do to make sure I get this back?! Please help

Thanks a lot!
P.S. I use Internet Explorer 6.0

A:Secure Network Connection.

Hi there JPSpenca I would imagine that your problem was that SpySherrif may have messed up your settings a bit. I would therefore recommend you follow this simple tutorial found here.This will reset your security settings to their original state and this should hopefully bring back your secure sites pop-up!Let me know how it goes. David

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When one uses a wireless connection at a coffee shop,college,etc., how can one
secure the connection? I read in the forum, the establishment offering a internet
connection, usually does it....But that is assumption. Can one do anything to
secure thier line?
 

A:How does one secure a wireless connection?

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