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Q: https access

My computer suddenly stopped linking to secure - https - web sites. Operating system is XP Pro. I have Trendmicro virus scanner and Webroot Spy Sweeper. I have tried disabling both programs but to no avail. All nonsecure Web sites work perfectly. I've searched MS database but the information is too technical for me.

Preferred Solution: https access

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A: https access

Found this

If using IE click tools, internet options, and the advance tab. Scroll toward the bottom. Make sure the SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 boxes have a checkmark in them.

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crjdriver said:

You need to repair the boot files. When you attempted to install the other os, it overwrote the boot files.
Since you have a 1TG drive, I am going to assume win10 is installed on a mbr type drive.

One word of advise. Before doing anything like this in the future, make an image backup of your system drive. If something goes wrong, it takes a few min to restore the image and you are right back where you were before messing with the system.Click to expand...

I hope I am not contravening protocol by piggy-backing my own issue onto "jecksneedshelp" original enquiry? His problem seems so similar to mine although reached by slightly differing paths. A few days ago on a whim I thought what a jolly idea it was to dual boot my humble ancient home computer. So I happily partitioned my hard drive and using a disk given away free on the front of a magazine installed Ubuntu 16.10. Although all evidence may point out the opposite I am not incapable of occasional intelligent thought, I checked that Ubuntu is one of the more user-friendly distros. Not true! Way to much like hard work, give me back my windows blankie. Ah the internet! What an interesting age we live in, here is a place where at any given moment you can dismiss 90% of everything you experience as untrue and the other 10% as downright calumnies! I wanted freedom from Ubuntu, so easily did I discover advisors who swore they kne... Read more

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I have a client experiencing the following problem:

Ever since they have reinstalled Symantec Anti-Virus software they can no longer access any https:\\ web pages. We have tried the following so far:

- Resetting internet explorer settings
- We ran Spy-bot and removed spyware, this made no difference
- Cleared the internet cache, still we can not access any https pages.
Direct replies to [email protected] are appreciated too.

A:HELP - No HTTPS Access:

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On compuserve I have not been able to access secure websites for over 12 days. I have done all of their recommended procedures and nothing has changed. I've also tried Juno and Netzero with no luck. I'm using Win98 and IE 6. I've tried IE in a separate browser and also tried the IE repair which says 'can not be repaired'. I never had this problem when I had AOL.


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As the title suggests, I am only able to access https sites. Other standalone programs like AOL Instant Messenger are working and connected. My laptop will still connect at my friends house, the library, McDonalds, etc. It has connected at my apartment to all sites in the past, but only for a few hours before again only allowing https. The error message that comes up in Firefox is "The connection was reset" along with "The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading." If I ping google.com in cmd, it shows a response (or whatever).

I have deleted cookies/history/etc. I have done ipconfig. I have done ipconfig /flushdns. I have disabled IPv6. I have selected "no proxy" from Firefox settings. I have disabled all add-onds/plug-ins in Firefox. I have run several spyware/malware scans. I even disabled my virus protection. I've done some searching online and these are some of the answers people have given others but have not worked for me.

Since the router/modem is located in the landlord's house next door and not in my apartment, I cannot restart it or do anything. FWIW, they are running some kind of Cisco network thing that is an "open connection" but then I must log-in through a browser.

It's frustrating because the internet will work fine for 4-6 hours and then just suddenly slow down to a painful crawl and thirty seconds later will only access https sites. I do not think it is my laptop because I can s... Read more

A:I can only access HTTPS sites

Go to Control Panel -> Internet Options settings, Connection Tab, Lan Settings and make sure "use Proxy server" is UNTICKED

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I have been commissioned by my mother to fix her mini hp laptop. She says that she purchased norton and used it to clean her computer but after the cleaning she could not access any other sites besides https. I tried booting in safe mode with networking and resetting IE's security setting to default. I restarted in regular mode and could still not access any other sites besides https. I rebooted in safe mode with networking and came to the only site I know that can fix anything to post this information. I hope any of the information is helpful and thank you for your hard work.

Running winxp



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Hello and thanks for any help. I just upgraded from winxp home edition to xp office home & student. ProblemI cannot access HTTPS pages - win xp - sp2 - IE8Scanned with AVG & Nortons Corporate Edition - nothing foundI can access non-secure sites with easeMy cipher strength is 128-bitAll versions of SSL and TSL options are checked and activeDeleted Cookies, Files, Cleared History in Tools, Internet Options, General tab Deleted all off-line content Unchecked Enable Third Party Browser Extensions in the Advanced SectionAdded sites to trusted sites thru IE, - same resultsChecked Firewalls & SSL port (port 443) is open Cleared Secure Sockets Layer and AutoComplete historyVerified Date and Time SettingsAttempted to run: Start, Run, enter sfc /scannow but system didnt recognize sfc/scannowAttempted restore point - no helpXP Office Home & Student 2007This is my hijack scan. If someone could give it the once over I would appreciate the help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:54:25 AM, on 1/16/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS&#... Read more

A:Cant Access HTTPS Pages

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I'm not sure what changed, maybe when the AVG virus scan ran I checked something I shouldn't have, because now I can't access any site with https.

That means I can no longer buy anything online OR pay any of my bills online, check hotmail, or even log into Full Tilt Poker. It's a real disaster. This is the page I get:

The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.


Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
See if your Internet connection settings are being detected. You can set Microsoft Windows to examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings (if your network administrator has enabled this setting).
Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
Select Automatically detect settings, and then click OK.
Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu an... Read more

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I cannot access a small number of https sites. It cannot be a windows issue because I can acess the sites on wifi away from home on my laptop. Also, I can access them on my phone using 3G, but not using my home wifi. Ditto with my iPad. I can access on 3G and on wifi away from home, but not on home wifi. This suggests either a router problem or a Comcast problem. Can't figure out why router or comcast would allow access to some https sites but not others. Any ideas?

A:Cannot Access Certain HTTPS sites

Same exact issue. Can't access some https sites on all 3 computers and 1 tablet on our home network. This just happened within the last day. All was well before then.

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My neighbor just recently restored his Toshiba laptop back to factory settings, the Win7 load when he first bought the laptop. After if finally got all the updates applied, he tried to access one of his banking sites and entered id and password, clicked submit and the page reloaded and cleared out id and password.

I tried to access my banking site from his laptop and got the same results.

I suppose it could be something in the IE 10 Internet Options > Security settings but I've never run into this before.

We tried to include the banking site as a Trusted Site and that worked for 1 of the 3 site he tried to get into. When we re-tried to access the banking sites after we did this step on 2 of the 3 sites, we then got "Page Could not be Displayed".

He never had to make any special changes to IE 10 before he reset the laptop to factory settings; access the sites with no issue. I have IE10 on my Win 8 machine and I've never had to include a site as a trusted site or make any other changes to the Internet Options either.

So what's different here? He loaded Chrome and had no issues getting into any of the 3 banking sites.

Any suggestions? Thanks of listening.


A:IE 10 won't let you access HTTPS sites

You shouldn't need to use Trusted site and it's fairly unpredictable anyway/ add site-Remove site because it might have a different verification site processing the requests,
When restoring to a manufacture partition All junkware will be activated and now expired what was the third party security pre-installed and was it re-registered and uninstalled properly ?
Did Clean boot have any effect ?
Here are some generic help links,
Can’t access secure sites,

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So I'm having a problem accessing HTTPS sites and can't seem to figure out why.

The problem occurs in IE, Firefox and Netscape so at least it's consistant . But not that all SSL options are filled in in IE, FireFox etc, such as SSL 2.0, 3.0 etc.

What really throws me off is that when trying to figure out the problem, I shut down all firewalls (had Sygate Personal AND Window Firewall running previously). Despite all firewalls being down, I still can't access HTTPS pages.

Anyone have any advice?

I recenlty went through a reinstall of XP Pro and now have Client Services for NetWare up and running and can't seem to get rid of it and go back to a graphical login sequence. Is the CSNW the problem? Any other ideas?


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A:Can't Access HTTPS sites


I've moved you to Web and email for more response

Are you still having these problems?

This may help you on the Netware part:


As its XP, you may want to create a restore point, just in case:


Also, go to http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.



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I suddenly not longer can access certain https sites to login including Wells Fargo and Shutterfly. I have Vista and am using IE9. I have gone through every suggestion in the the various links I have found on this forum (including below) and am completely stumped. I recently got a new modem from Comcast with wifi built in and installed AVG PC Tuneup and that's when the problems started. Please please help!


A:Cannot Access Certain HTTPS Sites in IE9

AVG PC Tuneup is a Registry Cleaner and you'll see many posts in TSF wherein this family of devices cause problems. See if you can reverse the "cleaning" or if a System Restore works.

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A wired desktop computer (Win 8.1) on my network is only able to access internet sites with prefix https.  Other sites such as www.msn.com give "connection was reset" error (firefox) or "website is too busy" (IE).  https://yahoo.com
and several other sites with https prefix will load fine.  Other computers on network, wired or wifi, Win 8.1 or XP load sites fine.  Further, file sharing between computers on network work as expected.  Network troubleshooter sees nothing.

Am I missing a setting somewhere?

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So I'm having a problem accessing HTTPS sites and can't seem to figure out why.

The problem occurs in IE, Firefox and Netscape so at least it's consistant ;). But not that all SSL options are filled in in IE, FireFox etc, such as SSL 2.0, 3.0 etc.

What really throws me off is that when trying to figure out the problem, I shut down all firewalls (had Sygate Personal AND Window Firewall running previously). Despite all firewalls being down, I still can't access HTTPS pages.

Anyone have any advice?

I recenlty went through a reinstall of XP Pro and now have Client Services for NetWare up and running and can't seem to get rid of it and go back to a graphical login sequence. Is the CSNW the problem? Any other ideas?



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A:Can't Access HTTPS sites

Found this: http://v2.tlab404.com/articles/detai...q=205&iType=18

And This: http://home.vcn.com/knowledgebase/article.php?id=164

Hope some of this helps...

P.S. - Google is amazing...

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I was sent to this forum by the Microsoft assist forum: 

On Windows 10 with the Internet Explorer 11 browser I can not access any (https) .mil sites. Issue from what I've been able to gather is that the security certificate isn't trusted and I cant ignore that warning. For me to be able to then access
.mil sites I need to download the security certificates, however these security certificates are ironically only contained on a .mil website (meaning I cant access that either). 

What can I do to access .mil sites without bumping into security issues with IE?

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Greetings all,
I am running the IE 8.0.6001.18372 RC1 and having problem accessing a certain HTTPS site which is a Cisco CSA management console access. I do not have a problem accessing to other HTTPS sites on the net.
I can access the same site from IE 7.0 just fine.

Cisco CSAMC runs on one of the inside domain member servers and it has own certificate, normally if you are accessing for the first time you will be prompted with a standard IE page "There is a problem with this website's security certificate" but once you proceed to the web site with "Continue to this website (not recommended)." you will be at the CSAMC login page which you can download and install the certificate and after that point you will no longer be prompted for security certificate issue. This process works fine from any PC accessing with IE 7.0.

I have tried the same thing from IE 8.0 and just as expected at first I am prompted with "There is a problem with this website's security certificate" and when I do proceed with "Continue to this website (not recommended)." I am getting ?Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage?.
I have tried installing the certificate manually but it doesn?t seem to help at all. I was wondering if there is way around this issue or am I missing something.

Any lead would be appreciated.
Thank you

A:IE 8.0 RC1 https access problem

This issue has been resolved after the IE 8.0 update which was released recently.

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Can someone please help me to access https sites from my PC?
I cannot access these sites from IE 9 nor Firefox 6. I even disable firewall to try getting access to the secured websites but to no avail. But this problem recently cropped up when i upgraded my PC from XP to Windows 7.

Thanks for any help.


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I cannot access any website that is HTTPS. This means, games, emails, banks, MSN!

I've tried:
Virus scanning
System Restore
Registering IE Files
Changing Security Options
Reinstalling IE Settings (Advanced, Reset)
Cleaned Temp Files
Used ATF Cleaner to clean EVERYTHING
Registry Cleaned
Also checked System Date.
Proxy settings (None in use)
Checked 2.0 and 3.0 SSL settings.

Basicly everything besides removing IE.
But it also happens with firefox.

This is very annoying as I cannot access anything.
Any help is greatly welcomed :)

- Matt

A:IE7 - Cannot Access HTTPS Sites - Tried Everything.

Can you ping out to any sites?
If none of the above has helped, and you can't access sites with FireFox either, it sounds like the issue isn't at the software level.

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Hello to all, need some help pleeease!

Been having trouble with the missus's laptop for a while with processing speeds etc and the thing basically refusing to do anything. e.g. up to an hour to boot up (lol) ultra slow to open ANY webpage to the point i just gave up on it until 2 weeks ago when i downloaded UNIBLUE "Speed up my PC" program which, after its free system checks, persuaded me to buy for £21 the full version to "optimise" the settings to hopefully get the laptop back to a vaguely usable condition. An hour or so later and, hey presto, it was working brilliantly again. Result.

Except, after downloading SUMP's sister, the "SpyEraser" antispyware program, again from the Uniblue stable, running the checks and deleting the supposed risks, I appear to have (inadvertently) allowed the system to block web access to any secure login site, such as my hotmail, my ebay, Messenger, etc etc, any page which is a secure server. I don't know what i or the program have done, but i cannot undo it.

Using both Firefox2 and IE7, i have tried a system restore (to no avail as the system just replied "Unable to restore" ), tried re-installing firefox, again to no avail.
Must be port settings i reckon, but i've no idea where to start the repair, and somewhat mroe importantly, which "risks" the SpyEraser program is finding, to not delete in future to avoid a repetition.

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A:Can't access HTTPS sites (IE7 & FF2)

Anyone, please??!!
I would contact the online help system from Uniblue, but that requires linking to a HTTPS website!!

Thanks in advance.

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I uninstalled some trial software recently and now I seem to have lost all access to https sites. This is in both IE & Opera

Any idea on how I can fix this?


A:No access to https sites

If you can see normal (http) Web pages but can't see secure (https) Web pages their may be several causes.

Check the date and time on your computer. If your date and time are behind the current date and time then you may not be able to view secure Web sites.
Click fhere for help on how to check your system date and time.
Check your proxy settings. If you are connected through a Local Area Network (LAN) then make sure that you have outbound access through port 443 for secure https Web sites. Please check with your system Administrator before changing any settings.
Click for more help with checking your proxy settings.

Check your Web Browser's security settings. For more help on Internet Explorer's security features click here

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About a month ago I lost to ability to connect to any https site from my computer that is connected by a wireless network. I can connect to any other website and I can even access https sites on the computer that is connected directly to the router, but the wireless one I cannot. I have spoken with Linksys's customer service and they informed me that my router was bad. Believing them I replaced the router, but once the new one was installed the problem did not go away. Linksys has walked me through several different things but nothing seems to help. I am currently using a Linksys Wireless-G router model WRT54GS, Linksyswireless USB Adapter model WUSB11, and I am currently running on Wondows XP home.

Any idea what I can do?

A:Cannot access https wirelessly

Try connecting the computer with a cable?

Have you tried several browsers? It could be your IE has been hijacked or whatever.

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My mcafee got corrupted so i had to uninstall. now i can't access certain bank acct websites with https. i upgraded to IE8. I reset all to default security. I added to trusted sites. I deleted history and cache. parts of Mcafee did not uninstall so perhaps they are causing the problem. I was going to install firefox to see if i can access these certain secured sites. Basically, when i hit the login icon, nothing happens in IE8. no errors or hour glass. There is one site, wells fargo that does let me know, strange.

Any ideas?

A:Can't access certain https sites from IE8

You might want to try running the McAfee removal tool.
Details here.
Tool here.

Make sure that you still have one AV program installed on your machine after you've removed McAfee.

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Can someone please help me to access https sites from my PC?
I cannot access these sites from IE 9 nor Firefox 6. I even disable firewall to try getting access to the secured websites but to no avail. But this problem recently cropped up when i upgraded my PC from XP to Windows 7.

Thanks for any help.

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hi everyone!
I cant access especifically to the following site in workplace: http://extranet.liverpool.com.mx
I've looked in previous posts but i couldnt find something helpful, the thing is that most machines have WinXP with SP2 and theres one with SP1, in SP2 machines i cant access to the site,in the SP1 machine i can do it. I tought that it was something about security configs for SP2, but i think i tried many things (even disableing the windows firewall) but nothing worked. Then here in home i tried to access the site and i did! i have SP2 installed.
So, now i'm a little confuse of what could be happening. On workplace we had a firewall, but i dont think this could be the problem since the machine with with SP1 can access with no problem.
Any one have an idea??
Thanks in advance

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Well I am compeltely stumped with my laptop. It all started about two weeks ago when I couldn't connect to my school email address. I noticed it required a secure connection and I then realized I couldn't access any https sites. I took it to the tech support at my school and they told me to re install Windows, and I can't afford to do that. Its a Toshiba running Windows 7 HP 64bit. I used to be able to connect just fine, and it just randomly stopped connecting one day. I can connect fine from other computers, just not mine. Any help is really appreciated.

A:Can't access https sites

Try this...On the Tools menu, click Compatibility View Settings.Click to select the Display all websites in Compatibility View check box, and then click Close.If this works, but you do not want the compatibility option for all sites, you can be selective.Much the same as above,but: 1. Enter the address of the Web site that is not displayed correctly or that does not work correctly, and press ENTER. 2. Click the Compatibility View icon that is located to the right of the address bar. If this method worked Go to the address of the Web site that you cannot view.Click the Compatibility View settings item in the Tools tab.You should find the address of the site you are trying to view, is listed. "Add" it to the pane at the bottom.Whilst in this option, you may like to try the small optional squares at the bottom of the pane.This information came from this site.

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cannot access secure on my laptop neither using IE7 nor Firefox

i was able to access these sites properly but now it is not possible. actually i am now at a clients place and am using their automatic script for network access... thought they say that nothing has been restricted... couple of my colleagues who use the same script are able to access all the sites for e.g. gmail, orkut and also the banking sites... hence, it seems to be something with my system...

my config is as follows:

Toshiba Satellite A80 laptop
OS - XP Sp2
Browsers - IE7 & Firefox (mostly access firefox)

the error that I get when i try to access these sites from Firefox is as follows:

The connection was reset
The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.
Let's try to troubleshoot the problem:
* Check Internet connection: Your Internet connection seems to be working.
General troubleshooting tips:
* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

when i tried pinging the site using firefox below is what i got:

PING httpswww.google.comaccountsServiceLoginservicemail ( 56(84) bytes of data.

--- httpswww.google.comaccountsServiceLoginservicemail ping statistics ---
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A:Cannot access secure sites (with HTTPS)

I normally get that message when my internet is broken - but I guess you would have thought of that. I don't know if it will work, but try accessing the site through a proxy such as www.fuwork.com

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I was in the middle of completing an application for a teaching job at https://www.breakthroughcollaborative.or… when the web page expired, and when I refreshed I had to re-login. However, when I tried logging back in again I couldn't: whenever I enter my login information and press the login button, a pop-up appears that says 'Please access this page using https.' What does this mean, and what should I do so I can log in again? Please help!

A:Question about https? Access denied

When I click on the link, it says, "page could not be found".

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My first post - Thanks in advance for your help!

Recently (the past few weeks) I have become unable to access secure sites with my desktop computer. I can get to non-secure web sites just fine. The Desktop runs XP Prfessional SP3 build 2600. Im using IE7 as my browser. I know it is not my ISP because my laptop running XP Home connects to secure web sites.

I have done all the basic things. Check IE7 advance options for sucure settings, cleaned my computer of all known viruses with Norton Anti-Virus Cleaded the registry and other areas with Advance System Care 3.

Even after all that I Still get the error. Running the XP error log produce the following:

HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivityinfoHTTP: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.warnHTTPS: Error 12157 connecting to www.microsoft.com: An error occurred in the secure channel support warnHTTPS: Error 12157 connecting to www.passport.net: An error occurred in the secure channel support infoFTP (Passive): Successfully connected to ftp.microsoft.com.errorCould not make an HTTPS connection.infoRedirecting user to support call
DNS Client DiagnosticDNS - Not a home user scenarioinfUsing Web Proxy: noinfoResolving name ok for (www.microsoft.com): yesNo DNS serversDNS failure

WinSock DiagnosticWinSock statusinfoAll base service provider entries are present in the Winsock catalog.infoThe Winsock Service provider chains are valid.infoProvider entry MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP] passed the loopback communication test.infoProvider entry CWA... Read more

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

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

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to access https websites


Originally Posted by huskerjp

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

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

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

first go into Internet options

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

try this, let me know please


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My first post - Thanks in advance for your help!

Beginning this morning I have become unable to access secure sites with either of my computers. Both run XP home SP3 build 2600 and the most recent Firefox (3.0.10 GTB5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)) which updated in the last 24 hours. I also can't access from IE 7.0.5730.13 (Both were able to navigate to secure sites yesterday. Both navigate normal sites without problem. Here are the error messages:

"Secure Connection Failed
An error occurred during a connection to www.wellsfargo.com.
SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.
(Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)
The page you are trying to view can not be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
* Please contact the web site owners to inform them of this problem."

IE7: (after running the network diagnostic app)
"Windows cannot connect to the internet using HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP. This is probably caused by firewall settings on this computer.
Check the firewall settings for the HTTP port (80), HTTPS port (443) and FTP port (21).
You might need to contact your internet service provider or the manufacturer of your firewall software."

The network diagnosic log is posted below...

Internet feed is through a comcast cable modem run to a linksys wireless G router (model #WRT54G). The desktop is wired to the router through one of the ports in the back - the laptop is receiving its feed via wirel... Read more

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I'm confused as to why I used to be able to access my online banking with Netscape last month, but now it keeps saying "The connection was refused when attempting to connect to ...."
As for IE, I was never able to get that one working.
Are there any settings I should check?
Using Netscape 7.1.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Can't access Https: sites with IE or Netscape

Check your system time/day/month/year and especially time zone settings.
If any of these are out by a little bit, it will discard the cookie when accessing the site, thus will not allow you to go there.
Seeings how it is occuring on two different browsers, this would be my first place to look

Swiper, no swipin'....

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I have been using a Pentium 4 computer running Window XP home edition for the last 4 years without any problem. Norton Internet Security 2002 came installed and I have kept it up-to-date by annual subscritption.

I relocated to this new housing area in April 2005 and was without internet access for the last 9 months. Then telephone network became available and I had broadband (streamyx) installed on 31Dec.2005. (Before my relocation, I was using dial up connection.) Since then, I have been unable to access any https sites. Each time I tried to access a secure connection site, a window with 'This page cannot be displayed' appeared. The service provider was unbale to solve my problem.

I also downloaded Skype from the net, and was unable to log in. Skype suggested that it could be my Firewall. I had never bothered about Firewall before. Anyway, I checked Windows Firewall and found that it was not running. Then I went to Norton Personal Firewall, but was not allowed access to any button at all. It insisted on a 'supervisor'. I am the only user and administrator of this computer and had never configured the firewall. I do not know where the 'supervisor' came from. Finally I tried to uninstall it, but was also not allowed because I was not the 'supervisor'! Is there any way out of this predicament? Thank you.

A:Unable to access https sites!

Perhaps I have not made myself clear. I was without internet connection for 9 months and so the Norton Internet Security (including Norton Virus) was not updated for that period.
The technician who installed the broadband (streamyx) for me went to a few websites and downloaded Google Earth and Skype before I could liveupdate Norton. Could my Norton Firewall be locked up by any virus that crept in during this short period? I ran a scan after that but there was no virus found. I am literally locked out of my own 'home'! I can't even access my yahoo email!
Can someone please tell me how to 'unlock' the firewall settings? Thank you.

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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}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae... Read more

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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A few days ago I noticed that going to google.com would give me an error (Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): The server refused the connection.). After clearing my cookies and browsing history I could view google.com, but all HTTPS websites began giving me the error. I have tried google chrome, firefox, and internet explorer (all browsers are up-to-date). I have also checked to make sure that the proxy server was disabled on my LAN settings. I have been searching the internet on any http site I could access for help to no avail. I have run multiple virus/malware scans to no avail as well. Any suggestions are appreciated.

A:Cannot access HTTPS sites on any browser

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All three of my browsers (Firefox, Comodo & IE) show up as blank pages.

I can access all other sites, except when the URL has an Https on it. Using netstat i saw that port #443 was not in a listening state, yet none of my firewalls, (comodo antivirus, Windows firewall or peerblock) seem to be blocking the port.

I am fairly new at this and i cannot restore to a later date as i do not know when this actually started up, and i cannot restore as i have data on this PC that i need, and am unable to backup into any other form.

Please help me, I thank you for your time and patience.

I have a windows 7 OS.

A:Unable to Access HTTPs or Secure sites.

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All morning I have not been able to access websites that require a log-in (bank accounts, facebook, etc) or sign into my Windows Live Messenger program. I can access other websites that don't require a sign-in, such as news, sports, etc. (For some reason I was able to sign into this website, but it's the only exception so far). Here is the Windows Network Diagnostics message I got when trying to sign into facebook:

Windows confirmed that "login.facebook.com" is currently online, but is not responding to connection attempts at this time.

This usually means that a firewall is running somewhere between the two computers and is blocking "https". Windows has confirmed that Windows Firewall on this computer is correctly configured to allow this connection. However, a remote firewall might be blocking your connection.

-> If you have access to this firewall then configure the firewall to allow connections through TCP port 443. If you don't have access, contact your network administrator or Internet service provider.Click to expand...

I've never had this happen before and don't recall changing any settings on this computer, which worked fine yesterday. I shut off Windows Firewall and Symantec AntiVirus for good measure, and still had the same access problems.

I'm running Windows Vista on a laptop that is connected to a wireless modem in my home. I used another computer in my home after this problem started, and I was able to ... Read more

A:Being blocked by remote firewall (can't access https)

I have experienced almost the exact same problem right down to the port 443 message. I have tried all fixes I can locate such as remedies for error code 0x800720efd which is the error you also probably get if you attempt to check for windows updates, none of the remedies worked.

Two recent things that may have something to do with the issue: When running a scan via Norton Internet Security, it had discovered a trojan horse, apparently NIS can't just fix this when you "apply actions" to it ?

Another was attempting to download and use the video phone/chat program called OOVOO. My problems started when I attempted to uninstall this program.

If anyone replies to these posts, please publish the remedies here.

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I recently purchased a new HP all-in-one printer, scanner etc. After being on tech suppt for several hours, my laptop HP pavilion zt100 now can get on line, but I have a window stating cannot connect to internet using http, https or ftp. This is probably caused by firewall settings. HP tech suppt claims I need a new router/modem. All was working fine until tech suppt had me change many things.

Can you help?

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We are setup a website and want to use https to visit it through reverse proxy. When I type in "https//reverproxyname: port number" in browser, it cannot find the default home page of the site. I got error "Page cannot be displayed". But if I typed in full path of webpage, like "https//reverproxyname: port number/path/page.html". It works. What can I do for this problem?? Thank you.

A:https cannot access the default home page.

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I normally use Firefox or Chrome for browsing the web, but recently I tried to play a game called League of Legends that inherits properties from Internet Explorer in order to connect to servers. League of Legends would always time out on the connection, so I did some investigating on IE and found out that the problem was more fundamental.

Essentially, every time I try to access an https website on IE, it will remain on a white screen indefinitely with the tab saying, "Waiting for <website name>". Http websites work perfectly normally. Https sites, however, include any login, and therefore it is impossible to log into anything in my Internet Explorer. As an additional detail, I have noted that this only occurs when I have TLS activated in IE options; if they are off and SSL is enabled instead, I can access https pages (like Google), but still cannot log in since login requires TLS.

I have tried a number of things to rectify this problem:
Reset IE
Deleted IE History
Reinstalled IE entirely through the control panel
Registered some *.dll files
Checked my firewall
Cleared any proxies
Changed my DNS to Google's rather than my ISP's
None of them have worked though, and the problem is exactly the same. The one thing I have not done is restore to a previous point, but that point would be a very long time ago (over 9 months at least), so I'm apprehensive about it.
I am using Windows 7 64-bit and currently IE11 is installed. Any ideas are appreciated!

A:Internet Explorer cannot access https sites

If you don't use IE as your main browser - try a reset.

Contol Panel > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset.

Then reboot and re-enable add ons.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1500MHz, x86 Family 6 Model 9 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2014 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 3 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38051 MB, Free - 13754 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, EAL20, Null, 0123456789AB
Antivirus: Panda Cloud Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I cannot access a specific https website from my laptop when I use Verizon 4G Broadband to connect to the internet. It does not find the site. However, when I use a FIOS router, I can access the site. When I use another computer with the Verizon 4G Broadband, I can get to the site.

How can I fix this? It must be my computer settings? I don't know where to begin.

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Hello to everyone in the community. This is my first post and I hope I'm doing it right - if not, please tell me and I'll make whatever changes are needed.

I'd be grateful for any help that anyone can give me on being unable to access secure [https] web sites. I'm running IE6.0 on XP home. Everything was fine up until a few weeks ago when for some unknown reason I suddenly couldn't access https pages. I didn't make any changes to my IE settings at all - it just happened.

I've tried resetting the IE defaults, I've tried checking and unchecking the SSL2.0 and SSL3.0 boxes in IE settings, I've made sure that the proxy server box is not checked, I've checked the cipher strength [its 128] and I regularly clear cookies etc. but nothing helps. I just can't access https pages.

What happens is that I get an error message on the status bar which says done with errors and then, if I click it, I get an an error message saying permission is denied. Also, the Internet symbol [the green and blue globe] that should be in the right hand pane of the status bar is replaced by the My Computer symbol. At first this was intermittent but now it is happening all the time I'm logged on.

Its driving me crazy! I can't access most of my email carriers, do any home banking etc. Any help or suggestions would be welcome.

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A:Unable to access secure [https] web sites

Welcome to the site Colin.While there could be a number of reasons why you can not access https sites, the information that you provided may have narrowed a few of them down.Have you recently installed any applications from the internet? It is possible that some may contain spyware, or malware that is putting a restriction on access, even if you have changed it. You may want to run Hi Jack This, and post a log, just in case.Can you access those sites with an alternate browser, such as Opera or Firefox? If you do not have either one of those, here is a link to Opera.Have you recently upgraded to SP2? Although there are minor bugs from some people, it is possible that you could be included among those.I will be checking back later. Right now, I need to go help out at a garage sale. My wife wants to buy, but I flat out told her that we just dont have room for a garage

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Running XP Home Edition, SP3, IE8.
I did a free trial of Zone Alarm Internet Security for 30 days, and the day after I paid and signed up for the full Internet Security version, my system was attacked. Somehow the “Antispyware Plus” malware was downloaded to my PC (could have been through kids clicking “Allow” on ZA warning) and the system went nuts. It looks like ZA was shutdown somehow (although only my wife and I knew the password for ZA) because I had 15-20 of the Windows little red shields with an “X” (system unprotected warning) in the bottom right had corner of my desktop when I found it.
I ran ZA and I think it found a couple of things. I did not record the details. I also ran Malwarebytes and it found a few things. I quarantined them. I also ran a tool called SUPERantispyware and it found several things (screen shot attached). Still no access to the internet. I tried to shutting down ZA thinking it had looked my internet protocols in the attack and rebooted, no joy. Uninstalled ZA (via control panel remove) and rebooted, still no joy. Contacted ZA and they said to run ZA (which I already uninstalled and can’t reload die to no internet. Also said to run Malwarebytes and Superantispyware. Recommended to run a DRWebliveCD program, but it looks potentially dangerous for my data, so I thought I would try you guys first.
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A:Cannot Access Internet HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP blocked

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We are setup a website and want to use https to visit it through reverse proxy. When I type in "https//reverproxyname: port number" in browser, it cannot find the default home page of the site. I got error "Page cannot be displayed". But if I typed in full path of webpage, like "https//reverproxyname: port number/path/page.html". It works. What can I do for this problem?? Thank you.

A:https cannot access the default home page.

qiaojy said:

We are setup a website and want to use https to visit it through reverse proxy. When I type in "https//reverproxyname: port number" in browser, it cannot find the default home page of the site. I got error "Page cannot be displayed". But if I typed in full path of webpage, like "https//reverproxyname: port number/path/page.html". It works. What can I do for this problem?? Thank you.Click to expand...

I've no experience of that but could it be something to do with the root or alias directive?
What web server are you running?

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I cannot access https, ad-aware's update config file, windows update (not even through internet), or any activation process from a microsoft program!

I have looked around the world for a solution and it is related to that i cannot access specific ports. The only solutions i have encountered are:

-shut down the firewall (I have none! Not even software-firewall)
-search for ad-ware (which doesnt work at least not with latest config file)
-shut down AV software (done!)
-update windows (doesnt work!)

Please help with this! If you know solution or any type of diagnostics tool that may be applicable! The problem began just a month ago!


Edit: I made a portscan up to port 10000 and it says these were the open ports: 25,110,389,1002,1025,1720,2869,3001,3002,3003,3017

How do I open more of them?? Like 443 https???

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I have an ongoing issue with regards the accessing of https site, e.g bank, Amazon, our business card gateway, eBay, backend of our website etc.

It all started when changing from a private ISP provider O2 to BT business broadband. We are running 3 PCs to of which are plugged directly into the router with the otherone running wireless. 2 PCs are running XP and the other Windows 7 64bit. We are using Explorer 7 8 and 9 and one PC doubled up using Firefox. We have tried resetting the SSL but it doesnt work and the problem when it starts is across all PCs including the smart phones using the network.
The access issue is random, one day we will be fine accessing all secure sites then the following day the problems may start. It is never all sites it just seems to be on a randon 2 or 3. The thing that seems to temp fix the problem is replace the BT router with a Belkin one (log is showing 'DHCPINFORM'), but give it a day or so and we have to switch them back to fix the problem. Sometimes a router reboot works but not all the time. The engineers have tested the line remote and have been in and tested the line with no fault and in fact running at a good speed of 17-18meg. I am going round in circles with the tech team on BT business?

Any ideas? Thanks

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My dell dimension got a virus.. McAfee didnt really help. I ran it while in safe mode to try and clean it up.. after I did, it let me use Real Player, and iTunes and photoshop and movie maker and what not.. everything, except access to the internet... we use mozy to back our stuff up, and it can connect there and it works, I guess cause its on a secured site... I can log onto my work email from home cause thats through a secured site... all the places Ive looked say that theres like a blocked port and I found the check box for HTTP proxy server... but that doesnt seem to work... something is blocking access.... I cant update McAffee cause I cant connect to the internet... I downloaded Microsoft Malicious program removal tool and brought it home on a thumbdrive... it ran its course but couldnt complete... geek squad wants $200 to fix it, but I can buy a netbook for like $300 so I dont want to spend it on that... I was thinking of wiping one of my hard drives (I have the original 60 gb that it came with, then the 120 that I bought couple years later and now we have a TB external hard drive that I moved all our photos, music and movies to) The original 60GB has nothing on it at all but a google folder that appears to be only viruses.. cause its 1GB used and most of it looks hidden... I want to take out our 120 GB hard drive that all of our stuff got transfered too (Photoshop, XP, all the good stuff) and unplugg the external and just use the blank one and put in the XP disc that... Read more

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