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previously secure (https) websites no longer secure

Q: previously secure (https) websites no longer secure

Let me start by saying that lately my bank website, Norton Safesearch and even your website appear to have replaced their secure certificates with outdated or insufficient security. Usually in these cases the https in the address bar is crossed out or has a yellow          ! triangle. If you click on that triangle or crossed out space you will see a grey box that says "your connection to this site is not private". My connection is a private home network as opposed to public. It used to say "you have not visited this site before today" but that phrase is no longer there. Of course I've gone to these sites before. In the grey box there is a tab titled 'connections'. Click on that and it says '! The identity of this website has not been verified' and '! Your connection to www.xxxxxxx.com is not encrypted'. These sites normally have the green bar in the address bar indicating a secure connection. Clicking on the green bar will give you the same grey box, only this time it says "Your connection to this site is private" and it will tell you 'the identity of this site has been verified by [name of certificate]. Valid Certificate Transparency supplied by the server'. It will say 'your connection is encrypted using an obsolete cipher suite, or [...encrypted using a modern cipher suite]. Both are followed by specific connection and encryption information, i.e. TLS 1.2.
Now let me get to the brass tacks. I have been to bleepingcomputer.com at least 3 times trying to get the right information to the right people. Can I please talk to someone who knows what a "man in the middle" vulnerability is??? Because it seems no one knows what it is except some people on computerworld.com and some other tech sites and forums. And me. I've been reading about this for several months but have been having problems for about 2 years. No one seems to know "what's wrong" with my computer. The answer seems to be "nothing". I've seen 2 local computer repair shops who all claim I am cured. I've reset and refreshed several times. I've gone through the battery of scans and cleaners and repairs with your techs, never really understanding what all those logs are telling us. (last month I worked for weeks with a tech on your site, had long logs and reports and was told to do more scans etc. Things got better for 7-10 days before this security issue began again, along with several other recurring problems-now these same scans are generating very short nondescript logs/reports if any). I have sent many screen shots of strange activity. I don't really know if anyone looked at them.
Let's stop here and see where this takes us rather than me writing a book on the subject of my computer woes needlessly. I would like to refer you to this website article that I read, the most information like mine that I have seen except my problems did not start out with the programs these did. I've never heard of these. So ask as many questions as you like, I'll give you whatever information I have. I'm soooo tired of this!!! 

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A: previously secure (https) websites no longer secure

how are you mrb5162 i have readed you history and symptoms i am not such a good one but if you want it then maybe i can help you
do you really having those symptoms about 2years? i guess it is very painful for everyone 
first i want to know about few points
1. which windows version/bits/patch number do you use at this time
2. which browser name/version do you using at that you having problems
3. do you have ever formatted system and reinstalled windows at once?
4. if you have formatted system and then same problem persisting after reinstall windows?

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

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

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

These problems happen in IE and Chrome but NOT Firefox.

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

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

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

A:Cant connect to Secure/HTTPS websites

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

Personally if I were you I would at least run these




download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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

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

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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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A site that I use with IE11 had a pop-up stating that all content was not secure and asked if I wanted to allow all content Once or Always. I foolishly checked Always and now whenever I open the site it goes to a page that will not load. How can I undo this (short of deleting all cookies, if possible)


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Usually when I login, am on certain part of a website, or when buying things, the https symbol is shown as a green lock but very recently when ever I go to login, buy things, or am on certain parts of websites that usually have the green lock, they no longer have a green lock but have this symbol (as shown below).
Ex. (Same website, same url, this is a real life example I snapped shot with the snipping tool on Windows 8)
Usually I would/should be getting this: 
Except now I sometimes, more often than not get this:  
This also happens when I login to websites that are usually secured by HTTPS and show the green lock.
I have even tried to download extensions for google chrome, such as "HTTPS Everywhere" and "KB SSL Enforcer". They worked at first on some websites and fixed the problem temporarily but then the symbol with the orange triangle lock continued to show up again. I ended up deleting those extensions. I have also tried to reinstall windows and the problem had mostly gone away for a short while but then again resurfaced. Can someone explain to me what's happening and how I can fix it.

A:How come HTTPS isn't secure for me when it usually is?

Please try this for me ...
Open the Chrome menu in the homepage by clicking the button with the 3 yellow bars at the top right of the menu bars.

- Select Settings

-Scroll down settings until you see the 'Advanced settings' line at the bottom.  

-Click on advanced settings

-Scroll down to the 'Change Proxy Settings' button - Click on this

- You should now see the 'Internet Properties' box

- Select 'Advanced' from the tabs at the top in the Internet Properties box
-Tick the box titled 'Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering' - (this is probably the first line under Accelerated Graphics) Click OK.
NOTE: To make the change effective you will have to restart your computer.

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whenever I use internet explorer 6.0 to go to a secure page(https), it can take several minutes for the page to load while something is downloading in the background.....but if I use Netscape to go to a secure page, the page will come up right away. Whats going on here with internet explorer browser? Exactly what is the explorer browser downloading in the background.?
The browser has all the security updates.
I'm using an older version (4.79) of netscape
The "lock" shows on both browsers.

A:secure web page(https)

go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/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 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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Hello All,First time posting, but have been using this site for a few years now, and you have all been greatly helpfulMy problem is that I can no longer connect to https sites such as facebook. I have tried with Google Chrome, IE, and Firefox. I also cannot connect to windows update at all, it fails every time. I went ahead and wiped my hard drive and installed a fresh install of vista (64), and the problem still persists. I have even noticed that I am unable to reinstall skype successfully after the wipe.I have no issues when using my laptop or my ipad, I can connect to anything with those, but am at my wits end as far as what to do to fix this problem on my pc.Thanks in advance for any assistance you can give meEdit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:HTTPS and secure site issue

Take a look at the guide here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic41067.html

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I'm getting a very frustrating issue with connecting to a secure api - it's at https://api.betdaq.com/v2.0/secure/secureservice.asmx
From my windows 10 machine I can access it fine, and (using Firefox) I can see that it has a security certificate supplied by COMODO CA Limited, and connects over TLS 1.2 with the following cipher suite:  TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA.
All fine.
I've got an app running on a Server 2016 Datacenter VPS though, which refuses to connect.  The VPS providers have assured me that there are no firewall or proxy restrictions, I can telnet fine to the server, but I can't make any headway with understanding
what the connection issues are.
Using IE on the 2016 server to hit the api, I get the following response:
This page can?t be displayed

Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 in Advanced settings and try connecting to https://api.betdaq.com  again. If this error persists, it is possible that this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher suite such as RC4 (link for the details), which
is not considered secure. Please contact your site administrator.
(And just to confirm, I don't experience these issues with other secure sites / services).
I've installed Microsoft Message Analyzer and Wireshark to see what's happening, but neither flag up any errors (at least not to my untrained eye).  The client hello is sent, but then there are a host of RST ACK messages, and that's it.  (Apologies,
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I am using Windows ME, and the latest build of Internet Explorer 5.5. Last week my browser inexplicably stopped loading secure pages (those with the https prefix). I did all the easy things....cleared my cache and returned all settings to default.

I attempted to update the cypher strength of the browser from 0 to 128 bit encryption. I downloaded the updater program and ran it, without errors, several times...but the Help menu still says that I have 0 bit encryption. It seeminly refuses to take effect, though I get no error messages.

When I tried to run System Restore I found that all my restore points had been corrupted, causing my machine to reboot mid-stream, then informing me that a restoration is not possible when the system reboots.

I just did a fresh install of Windows ME, Office 2000, McAfee Clinic and Zonealarm three weeks ago, and everything worked fine; I shouldn't have any horrendous conflicts from long term Registry Detritus.

I downloaded Netscape 6.1, and it loads secure sites with no problem, so I know that it is not an issue with my ISP.

What could possibly be wrong?


A:IE Won't Load Secure (HTTPS) Sites

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I haven't been able to view secure pages on my pc for a week or so now. I have followed various suggestions found online like, clearing caches, ensuring ssl boxes are checked, uninstalled xp sp2 + norton, disabled firewalls; I am using ie6, but the same problem happens with mozilla and opera. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Aimee

A:Can't view secure pages (https), please, please help!

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please help me, if any body found a solution of fixing this problem, my gmail, some bank account , sites wont open coz they use the https . other sites are working fine, i am using a dlink router, dsl cable internet. problem appeared for some time when i changed my router. can it be that some settings were changed automatically?
any help is highly appreciated.

A:cant connect to https secure sites

Make a virus scan
Download and scan with malwarebytes.

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To use some features on the Nascar.com web site, you need to log in through https://secure.audience.nascar.com. Problem is, the site can't be reached or pinged. Increasing ping time generates nothing but timeout errors. Something in the computer is blocking it from reaching that web address, whether it's entered as a name or a numeric address. This problem happens with four different web browsers - IE8, Firefox 3, Chrome and Safari.

It's a Gateway laptop with Vista SP1. It happens with a LAN connection. WiFi and Ev-Do. The web address is available on one machine with an identical WiFi link but not with the Gateway laptop.

Here are some of the attempts to solve the problem that have failed:

Resetting TCP/IP stack.
Switching DNS server.
Removing Norton Internet Security 2008.
Shutting down Windows Defender.
Running the computer with no firewall.
Removing and reinstalling network adapters and reinstalling drivers.
Running Vista in safe mode with networking.
Removing all temporary files and history.
Adding the domain to the IE trusted sites list.

The secure.audience.nascar.com address and the nascar.com domain are not blocked in the Hosts list.

NASCAR tech support has no idea what's going on.
Several checks of other web sites and Microsoft's online support on problems with accessing https secure sites have turned up no problems with accessing that site.

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A:Can't reach a https secure site

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I havne't been able to view secure pages on my pc for a week or so now. I have followed various suggestions found online like, clearing caches, ensuring ssl boxes are checked, uninstalled xp sp2 + norton, disabled firewalls; I am using ie6, but the same problem happens with mozilla and opera. Any suggestions would be graetly appreciated.

Thanks, Aimee

A:Can't view secure pages (https), please help

Wow, okay, before anything, REINSTALL NORTON AND SP2!!!

I've never heard of those suggestions for fixing https problems. Well, I'll admit i haven't heard of many https problems, but i'm still gonna try to help.

Now, first of all, see if you are able to view the pages using an alternative browser such as FireFox or Opera.



If you ARE able to see https pages with those, then I have two suggestions:

-Ditch IE6. It's crap anyway.

-Check IE6's security settings.

If you cound NOT view https pages with either of those, then get back to me here.

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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 have installed IE 9 and reverted back to IE 8 at least 4 times - as I cannot open https:// sites such as www.chase.com. I am running 64 Bit Win 7 Professional on HP dv5-1125nr 64bit AMD machine that has 6GB of RAM and a partioned HD with lots of room. I have installed IE 9 and it displays most pages just fine, seems to be quicker as well. Just to be sure that there was no lingering effects I have reinstalled Windows, reinstalled all drivers, with the latest drivers available. During that process, with IE8 installed, I had quite a lot of problems getting Acrobat Reader, Adobe flash 64-bit, Adobe Flash 32 bit and Shockwave to download and install correctly. I even had trouble downloading those applications - What's up with that??(side issue?). I have read here and on the web and found indication that all of these last mentioned programs could contribute to IE 9 not working correctly. I have a large swap file, and sufficent Video. I am looking for any and all suggestions. I am running out of ideas and places to research this issue. Thanks to all for any suggestions.

A:I can't open https (secure website) after IE 9 install.

Try this:

Open IE9.
On the menu bar go to Tools >Options >Advanced.
Scroll down to Security, and make sure "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" is unchecked.

If you have any add-ons try running IE9 with add-ons disabled.

About the Adobe problems:
Why doesn't Adobe Flash work in Internet Explorer?

Are all your Adobe products up to date?
Adobe reports ?issues? with Flash 10.3 and IE9 | Ed Bott

Just tells the version: Adobe - Flash Player

Will tell version, and explain how to update:Find Flash Player version

The only tester I found to test Reader (PDF Files) is here at a Penn State University site: https://courses.worldcampus.psu.edu/...s/Acrobat.html

And if you have Java: Verify Java Version
What version of IE9 are you using, 32 or 64bit? if it is 64 try the 32bit flavor, and vice versa.

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Hello folks!
I have read the archives - similar problem to me -have tried all the offers and still have the problem.

I can log into any Site except an HTTPS secure one.
Just d/l and installed OPERA6 - works perfectly - BTW DO have a look at it

One other thing:
Has anyone ever heard of a basic front end Website being secured?
My ISP says they are. (Doesn't show on query or address bar)
Why would anyone do that?
Doesn't it really slow access down???

Am using I.E. 5.5 128 bit, medium Net default security.....

A:HTTPS - similar problem with secure sites

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Hi,My particulars:Firefox XP SP2 Home EditionOutlook ExpressDial-up on a laptop*Not* on a network and no router (laptop plugged into phone jack for dial-up)My Firefox is set to *not* allow cookies (though I have exceptions for sites like bleepingcomputer.com, and the library, etc.). I also block pop-ups in Firefox settings. I use Firefox for all web browsing. I only use IE for Windows Update. In IE, I have it set to high security for internet, intranet, medium for trusted sites (which is Windows Update) and Restricted Sites is set to the default custom level (which deny/prompts everything). None of that probably matters, since I use Firefox for browsing, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.I honestly don't remember if it's been like this all the time, but at least semi-lately (last couple months), I've noticed that when I'm connecting to a secure webpage (like the library logon or Amazon.com logon, etc.), it takes a REALLY long time for the page to come up. Sometimes a minute or more it seems like. I know secure sites take longer to load (especially on dial-up, right?), but that seems really really long...Any thoughts as to why this would be...?(I suppose it's possible a setting in Windows could have been changed by me that would cause this...? But I have no idea what that could be...)Any help is appreciated -- thanks! Edit/clarification: It's usually the first page that takes so long to load up. Meaning, if I go to the logon page of the library, i... Read more

A:Secure (https) Pages Loading Very Sloooow... Why?

Have you deleted the temp internet files and cookies? How to Delete the Contents of the Temporary Internet Files FolderAlso try clearing your Resolver Cache. The resolver cache is like you telephone book at home. Sometimes the numbers change and you have to throw out the old book and get a new one. The long wait may be the computer running through the old numbers before going online to the DNS server to refresh.

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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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Used Chrome accessing a website dealing with money and although it shown as a 'https:' its marked as 'not secure'.

Yet on the first page just giving you info, it is shown as 'Secure' .

But the next page where you give your details, it is shown as 'Not Secure' yet it is 'https:' but that is crossed out.

Reading on the net about this problem, it is related to Chrome marking most sites with 'http;' as 'Not Secure' since Chrome V56 release. Which is what I have.

So why would a 'https;' be shown as 'Not Secure' when its suppose to the 'http:' sites.

A:Chrome showing a 'https' site as 'not secure' instead of a '

Because HTTP sites are not secure, so if a site requires a password it will be marked as not secure if it's not using HTTPS. An HTTPS site can also be marked as not secure if the sites certificate has expired or has been revoked, or if it's signed for another site or incorrectly signed or another issue with it's certificate. I would be wary of using a site that deals with money if its showing as not being secure.

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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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Hey everyone,

I work for an ISP and I got a call from a guy that cannot access https://myecgaccount.com. He gets a page cannot be displayed error. Here is my hang up, on our T1 network here I am able to bring the page up just fine, however when I dial up to the internet, I too receive a page cannot be displayed error. I have went through and looked at the security settings and reset the cache and deleted cookies and temp files, on his and my machine with no prevail...is the problem on our(ISP) end or some setting that I am missing????? Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Cannot view secure site (https) over dial up connection

anyone have any suggestions?? I've been looking all over the net and cant find a solution...

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Hi all!
I have been reading about the encrypted HTTPS protocol and its associated TCP port 443, and noticed that Anti-Virus by default does not scan it.
And therefore, my question is as follows;
Is HTTPS more secure than HTTP if Anti-Virus by default does not scan it?
Thank you very much in advance!

A:Is HTTPS more secure than HTTP if Anti-Virus by default does not scan it?

Malware can be transported over HTTPS

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This is after a fake AV attack that was cleaned
Posted is the hijack this log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:49:51 AM, on 7/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver\GSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WD Drive Manager\WDDMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\Front Parlor\WDSmartWareBackgroundService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\SmcGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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A:Internet explorer will only browes Secure site (https) Not anything http

Your computer is infected. Please click on Report and kindly ask to be moved to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum. From there, be patient. You should get an answer within the next 48 hours. These guys are really busy!

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Hi all!
I have been reading about the encrypted HTTPS protocol and its associated TCP port 443, and noticed that Anti-Virus by default does not scan it.
And therefore, my question is as follows;
Is HTTPS more secure than HTTP if Anti-Virus by default does not scan it?
Thank you very much in advance!

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I normally use Firefox but the following also happen with IE. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* First problem:Webpages open unexpectedly in tabs - apparently random sites, usually advertising but a few have been picked up by AVG as malicious and prevented from loading. I try to close the tab as soon as I notice activity but am not always fast enough!Sometimes clicking the top link on a Google search doesn't take me to the expected page and I am redirected to another search engine such as 'Ask Jeeves' with its own list of search results.May be relevent... several weeks ago I updated 'Format Factory', freeware media converter and failed to notice that it would also install a 'Quickstores toolbar'. Not only that but it changed my browser home page from Google to Ask Jeeves. I *thought* I had removed this via 'Windows Add/Remove Programs'; perhaps it is still lurking?The redirect problem had begun before June 30 but on that date I experienced a Malware attack and 'Rogue.AntivirusSuite' and 'Trojan.Fraudpack' were (apparently) removed using Malwarebytes. I had to start XP in Safe Mode to run Malwarebytes and before closing down (still in Safe Mode) I noticed a desktop shortcut to eBay's webpage which I thought had been deleted some weeks previously. Clicking this out of curiosity I received the following message "This link has been deactivated. You will be redirected... Read more

A:Browser redirects / unable to access some secure (https) webpages

Hello, Ramblin'_Boy.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.ThanksShould you still require assistance, please take note of the points below:Please track this topic by either adding it to your favourites or clicking the Options button at the top of this thread and then Track this topic.Please disable word-wrap before posting logs. This can be done by clicking Format and un-ticking the word-wrap feature in notepad. The logs that you post should be copied and pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.If you do not reply within 5 days, I will have to close your topic. Should you not be able to meet this, please notify me so that I will leave the topic open.Please do not install, update, or run any programs for the duration of the fix.If you do not understand the instructions I provide, please don't hesitate to ask. That's what I'm here for Please continue to reply to this topic until I give you the all clean. Just because there are no symptoms of infection doesn't mean that the computer is clean.If you are running Vista, please run all the fixes as an administrator. This is do... Read more

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This is my first post - hope I'm posting in the correct forum. I have a huge problem. For some unknown reason, I can't get into secure sites on my home computer. Last week I could, now I can't. As far as I know nothing has changed between now and then. If anyone has ANY advice, I would greatly appreciate it. Not being able to bank online is making me a little crazy. I have looked at several discussions here on this topic. Here's what I've tried so far (and none of it has worked):

Disabled Firewall
Disabled Norton
Made sure time and date are correct
Made sure it has a 128 cipher strength
Made sure SSL 2.0 & SS 3.0 are checked in my advanced options
Made sure my security is at medium

At my bank's recommendation I also disabled my pop-up blocker, accepted their cookies, and downloaded the IE service pack #1.

Nothing! I am getting a little frusterated to say the least. Somewhere on these boards I read this:

"Try this - with all browser windows closed, Go to Start->Run and copy and paste each of the following, hitting ok after each:"

regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll ****
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll ****
regsvr32 sccbase.dll ****
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll ****
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll

When I did this, the ones w/ stars next to them failed. I have no idea what any of that stuff means, so I don't know if that could be what's causing the problem.

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A:Help - can't log into secure websites!

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i have a question when i try to log on to sites with a secure protocol i get a 404 error and what should i do to fix this?

A:secure websites

Do you have Norton Internet Security installed? If so, check out the last post on this page.

Also check out Internet Explorer Cannot Connect to Secure Web Sites.

If neither of those help, plenty of resources here.

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Whenever i try to go to a secure site i get the message informing me that its switching to a secure site and when i click ok the site doesnt come up. Instead it says this page cannont be displayed and lists what i should check and ive went through everything it says and nothing works. can anybody help me???

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Whenever i try to log into websites like hotmail, and others, i get a DNS error or cannot find server..

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.
Cannot find server or DNS Error
Internet Explorer

ive tried about everything to my knowledge to fix this prob

i dont have a firewall, antivirus, or virus problems
cleared the temp files, history set security to low disabled
all my sercurity, and enabled all my security
and im just using a personal desktop with 56k

A:Can't Log into Secure Websites

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I'm not sure where to put this question, because it's internet, not browser based. No matter what browser I use, I can't seem to be able to get on to secure web pages. Now, after I cleaned up my pc, my system 32 folder disappeared, and i thought that that was the issue. but i got it back using attrib -a -h -r -s c:\windows\system32, but the secure websites still won't load. I need to access them! please help!

A:secure websites?

Double post http://www.techsupportforum.com/f137...es-128936.html

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Ok I have a friend who has a win xp os on a dell. She has gone through dell help as well as tech help via her internet provider. What she is running into is, she cannot gain access to a page that is a secure website. (one in which you have to log into I guess) I believe she said that she is getting a pop up that says this page has expired, try to refresh or something on those lines. Bottom line is she cannot get to secure websites. Ex) Amazon.com Any ideas or thoughts on this ?

Thank you

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I'm running Windows XP, and use Panda Platnum ('04) for firewall, and anti virus. For several months I've been locked out of secure websites- 'the page cannot be displayed', experience an error message regarding SPORDER.DLL at start up, and the firewall says it has an error. I downloaded Spy bot search and destroy, but it did not fix the problem. I've spoken with Dell's and AOL's tech support- they didn't solve this. Panda's tech support said the SPODER.DLL error is from their program. We downloaded sporder.dll from a website, but nothing changed. Then Panda said to call Symantec to get the shipped with version (this laptop came with a 90 trial- I thought I had deleted it) off, uninstall Panda, then re-install. I also tried to run Ad-Aware, but the Paanda guy said not to because it can lock up my computer. Help, please!! This seemed very similar to Paul79's problem, but couldn't quite figure out what to do. Thanks.

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I am trying to make an secure POP3 (port 995) and secure IMAP (port 993) connection thru Verizon FIOS via the ActionTec MI424WR modem/router/802.11G box that Verizon supplied. I am running Vista, and I am using Outlook 2007, which is set to these ports.

I wanted to do this with the firewall set to the "Maximum Security (High)" setting.

These ports were not available in the ActionTec's pick list so I added these ports (using the "Advanced" tab and then under "Protocols") so they read "TCP any -> 993" and "TCP any -> 995"

I tried adding these ports to the "Access Control" table, and the "Port Forwarding" table and the "Advanced Filtering" table but none worked.

The Verizon Tech Support line worker told me the only solution was to enable the DMZ host and set it to be the IP address of the computer I happened to be on.

To my astonisment, with DMZ enabled, the "Access Control" rules seemed to kick in for the DMZ host and my secure POP3 would only work if I had this port allowed in the "Access Control" table.

1. Is it safe to run with DMZ pointing to my computer.

I thought this effectively brought the "DMZ host" (i.e. my computer) outsied the firewall and exposed all the ports on my computer directly to the internet. (But if that were the case, then

2. why does the Access Control table work only to the DMZ host???

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A:ActionTec MI424WR Verizon FIOS & Secure IMAP & Secure POP3

DMZ does indeed expose the computer directly to the outside world, that's why it's called the DMZ!

Do you have residential or commercial FiOS? There are blocked ports for the residential service.

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I downloaded ms antispyware and the latest direct x back in January. Since then, I cannot access secure websites online. I can't even get into my email inbox. I have uninstalled the spyware, turned off the internet firewall and still can't access the sites. I have ms and relapsed which caused a lot of time to go by and my thinking is a little off. I cant think my way out of this. any help is truly appreciated.

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I first had this in http://forums.techguy.org/t252820.html
Had a similar problem back in 2/2002 http://forums.techguy.org/t67600.html looked to see how it was resolved, but the only thing showing in my hosts file is pop3.norton.antivirus # Added by Norton AntiVirus for e-Mail scanning pop3.spa.norton.antivirus # Added by Norton AntiVirus for e-Mail scanning

I cannot log into PayPal, hotmail, secure sites where I purchase items on-line....

I still think it's NIV 2002 problem - it started after the update. I've updated again, but it still didn't help. Removed all temp fils tonight (cookies, temp. internet cache, etc). no help. I would like to uninstall NIV 2002, but it won't let me. I also have Norton Internet Security and it won't let me uninstall - I must be a supervisor to run anything on it??! I'm the only one who uses this computer and don't remember having to be a "supervisor". I couple months back I disabled NIS because it updated and I had problems - didn't have to be a "supervisor" then! I would like to remove it becuase I have Norton SystemWorks 2003 and would like to install it as my NIV 2002 subscription ends on the July 26th. I wouldn't think I'd need the earthlink stuff - don't use earthlink as an isp.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 3:05:19 PM, on 7/22/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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Hello, I've been having a problem with the Windows Update (WU) site and other secure sites (hotmail.com, banks, etc). IE6 can access the Update site, but I get two dialog boxes saying, "Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page..." Then I get a page that says "Administrators Only" telling me to right-click WU and select "Run as...", but my user account does have administrator priveleges. I tried it anyway and it doesn't work. I've also tried everything I can find on the windows help page with no results.
I started reading a few threads here for answers, and one looked promissing but I forgot to bookmark it and now I can't find it. I think it may have been TonyKlein giving the advice about using SpyBot S&D and StartupList as a start. Well, I ran both Spybot and Adaware to clean out spyware, etc. and the problem persists. Everything else I've been told doesn't work. Does this have to do at all with my ActiveX settings, and why doesn't changing them through Tools/Internet Options/Securty/Custom Level work? Please help! Here's the Startup output:

StartupList report, 6/29/2003, 4:36:59 AM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\Ringer\My Documents\Program Installers\StartupList\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
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Any help appreciated...

Can browse fine, but if I want to buy on-line (for example), when I get to the point of 'you are entering a secure connection - others will not be able to see what you are doing' (or similar wording), I invariably get 'page not found', and can't get past this point - happens on every site if I proceed towards a checkout.

Have Sygate Personal Firewall & PC-cillin running all the time, and have their settings on 'normal'; but even if I turn the programs off, I can't get past this point. I have even tried toning down the security options in IE, but this doesn't allow the connection either.

I have been on the MS Knowledge Database & tried what's recommended there, but all to no avail.

Any ideas?


A:Can't access 'secure' websites

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Hi guys, Wondering if someone can help.

Recently i have been struggling to access my hotmail account, e.g when i got to www.hotmail.com it says the page cannot be found. I thought this problem was specific for this site but on further investigation, it looks like i get the same message for all https:// sites via Internet explorer version 7.

I have done all a couple of the usual things to try and solve this problem i.e:

Deleted all temp internet files / cookies
Enabled all SSL and TLS settings on the secuirty tab
checked the cipher strength is 128 bit
Cleared the SSL state
Diasabled all firewalls inc windows

I can access all other sites (http://) with no problem. I also have a laptop on the same network that has no problems accessing https://.

Can anyone help?

A:Cannot access secure (SSL) websites

Try the VeriSign Browser Test and tell us what it determines.

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I installed Spybot Search & Destroy on my Windows XP laptop. I am using a wireless connection because my other computer is upstairs and I prefer not to use that one since all my school software programs are installed on my laptop. After installing Spybot I no longer can open any secure websites like windows update, my online college, online bank and anything that I have to login to to get information. I don't know what happened and I don't know how to fix it. I really need to get on my school website. I have some big assignments due on Tuesday. HELP PLEASE!

A:Can't Access Secure Websites HELP!!

Hi and welcome to TSG

It sounds very much as if Spybot is blocking your access to secure sites.

As it is a free prog. try uninstalling from Add/Remove in Control Panel- reboot and see if that helps.

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When i try to open a secure site it wont open and it says this page cant be displayed and lists all the things i should try. well ive checked out all of them and nothing has fixed the problem. I tried to go to microsoft to see if any updates would help it but i cant update because microsofts website wont open properly.
My OS is xp and i use IE6. Here is a log from hijack this

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:05:17 AM, on 3/9/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X5100 Series\lxbabmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X5100 Series\lxbabmon.exe
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A:Cant open secure websites

Run HJT again and put checks in these items:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://if.searchcentrix.com/sidecat...351172201193203
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://if.searchcentrix.com/sidecat...351172201193203
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000020DD-C72E-4113-AF77-DD56626C6C42} - C:\WINDOWS\twaintec.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-DFF7-EC6BF4D5FA7D} - C:\WINDOWS\gsim.dll
Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".


Restart in safe mode Click here to see how

Some of these files may be hidden files so open My Computer. Go to Tools, Folder Options and click on the View tab. Make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked. Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files. Now click "Apply to all folders"
Click "Apply" then "OK"

Now use Windows Explorer to navigate to these files and delete them.


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I've been trying to help my sister with her laptop. She can connect to the internet, and view websites, but when she tries to go to secure pages(Email, Bank, Amazon checkout page), it says the page doesn't exist.

Like any decent human being, I told her to just use Firefox, but that wont let her go to any pages. That just tells me that something is wrong outside of IE.

Here's what I have done to try and fix the problem:

Lower security restrictions in IE -- no effect
Dissable Norton/other firewalls, but found it wasn't even running(Anti virus is running though), no other firewall that I could find
Connect through my Wifi instead of her's --no effect
Connect directly through Ethernet connection -- no effect

In the mean-time, I suggested she should download updates from Microsoft. The battery went dead, so I didn't get a chance to do much else
I'm completely at a loss as to why she cannot connect to secure pages with IE, an none at all with Firefox. Firefox always fixes my browsing woes
She says it happened a few weeks ago without her changing/installing anything.

Next chance I get I'll run an anti-spyware program.

I would love any suggestions you can give me

A:IE wont let me get to secure websites

You're on the right track with the antispyware scans. Try these:
Please download Ad-aware at http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go to http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/...2cleaner.shtml to download the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware at http://www.greyknight17.com/spyware.htm#adaware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.


Download and install Spybot S&D http://security.kolla.de/. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available.

Now click Mode menu and choose 'Advanced Mode'. Next click on Immunize to your left. Click the Immunize button (green cross) on top to Immunize your computer - you should do this each time there is an update. Now go to Tools->Resident. Make sure you enable TeaTimer after we are done. Do NOT enable Spybot TeaTimer Resident protection at this time. What this will do is monitor any system/registry changes and will ask you for permission to change any of these settings. It may also hinder our fix at this point. You may enable it after t... Read more

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I have been accessing the internet via a wireless connection. I could access secure websites such as email and bank websites. Over the weekend I secured the internet connection, and now I can not access those sites. Please let me know of some things I need to check to figure out this problem. Thanks in advance.

A:problem with secure websites

Check in safe mode if it works then, Configure the firewall if you have installed like Norton ot MCaffee...make sure the security level is set to mediam and not High...this will resolve the issue.

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I'm pretty sure that there are threads on this subject, but I've tried many different things to fix this problem. I've done system scans, the online ones nonetheless, updated windows software through the little application because I couldn't access it online through IE. I can't connct to the simplest of sites like gmail for example. When I attempt to load gmail, the message "You are about to view pages over a secure connection" message.

I've tried all of the following Microsoft's knowledge base:

Does anyone know what could be the problem?

Thanks in advanced everyone,

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I am unable to view secure websites in either IE7 or Firefox. Here's what I completed so far:

1. Del Internet hisory, cleared Internet temp folder, add secure sites to my trusted site.
2. Verified that SSL 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 are checked in Internet options under the advance tab
3. updated wintrust.dll, urlmon.dll, softpub.dll, initpki.dll using regsrv32
4. Check registry setting to verify appdata and local appdata have correct directory path
5. IE 7 has 128-bit cypher strengh
6. Check firewall setting on Westell DSL modem
7. Check config setting for Sygate Personal Firewall.

I can't access banking information or anysite that requires a logon or SSL connection.

If you hav any suggestion I would make sure to include you on my christmas list

A:IE7 Cannot view Secure Websites

Instead of checking the firewall settings try disabling them

Is sygate the only security software on your system?

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I have seen this before with XP where XP won't allow the user to log into secure websites like banks etc. The user gets a "page unavailable" error on secure websites while he is able to load typical non-secure websites.

He has done the obvious: cleaned out his cookies and lowered his security settings on Windows XP Professional all to no avail.

Anybody have any suggestions for him.



A:Can't log into Secure Websites like Banks etc.

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