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computer problem, can't access secure pages

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by SnoMan, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Hey guys, I'm having a problem...I can't access any secure pages. Does anyone know how to fix this? What makes this problem worse is that I'm not using my my roomates computer and not my own.....

  2. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV

    no idea what to do....really don't wanna have to format
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Maybe the internet privacy settings?
  4. captainbeardo


    Mar 11, 2005
    My fiance's computer did that about a year ago. Her's ended up being a virus that had corrupted the crypto stuff from windows. She ended up not being able to log into any secure sites through IE. I installed Mozilla and that worked for a while but eventually was hosed as well. I had to re-load her whole machine...
  5. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    oh man...that is not what I was wanting to hear...
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    It sounds like you are on a machine you don't normally use. Is that correct? If so, check the security settings in IE. You can get to them from the Tools menu, and Internet Options.

  7. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    No, I've been using this computer for the past few months...mine isn't currenlty hooked up to the net.

    Well, I've downloaded Mozilla....hopefully it'll either keep working or at least keep up until I figure out how to fix the IE problem.
  8. it is most likely a virus, and probably a new one. At my current company we had the same symptoms at one of our branch offices yesterday - about 20 computers could not access ssl sites. we ran norton and mcafee and no signatures were found, but our IT people found a suspicious exe file and were able to isolate it.

    Unfortunately, I do not know what the file was, but I suspect most of the big virus scan companies will have fixes for it within a day or so. check norton or mcafee websites to see if they have any info. yet.
  9. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    brad cook
  10. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
    Are you using a pc or a Mac?
  11. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
    Doh! I just read your using IE so your on a pc...try checking your security settings on IE got to Tools/Internet options/security and make sure the "slider" is set to "medium".
  12. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Yep, it's on medium
  13. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Have you tried running things like ad aware and spybot, as well as an antivirus program?
  14. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    In addition to the above suggestions...

    Are you using a pop-up blocker?

    If so, disable it temporarily (usually holding the CTRL key down when you click on the link) and see if that helps.

    Also, if there is a firewall installed on the PC, temporarily disable that as well.