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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: I have a computer problem which is making me hit my computer  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

All of a sudden, internet explorer is telling me that half the sites I access, including my work email, have a problem with their security certificate.  It is also blocking loads of content on other websites (pictures etc.) and it is just about driving me crazy.  

I am sure one of you must know how to get rid of this curse.  Please!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Have you tried restarting the computer? Or downloading the latest version of IE?

It could be a bit of spyware/malware but I don't really use IE anymore - Firefox
is free and will import all your bookmarks/favourites when you install it.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Is your AV working and up-to-date?

Is your firewall turned on?

Have you installed critical updates from Windows update?

Is this a personal laptop or a work one?

It looks like multiple issues. The certificate errors are worrying.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Are you using Norton 360?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hmmm, I think I have fixed it.  It seems that I had somehow changed the date so that my computer thought it was January 2008.  Setting the correct date seems to have fixed the problem.  Thanks for all your help.  I am glad it wasn't anything too serious.  For a while, I thought it was a nasty virus.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

monument wrote:
Hmmm, I think I have fixed it. It seems that I had somehow changed the date so that my computer thought it was January 2008. Setting the correct date seems to have fixed the problem. Thanks for all your help. I am glad it wasn't anything too serious. For a while, I thought it was a nasty virus.


That will explain why your computer thought the certificates were invalid.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

is there a way if you can tell if someone else is using my internet, ive got a wireless router and on the virginmedia L package. its not the fastest in the world but it does me and ive never had bother with it. it just seems a lot slower the last two weeks or so, I dont download much so i cant be getting throttled from virgin. I have passworded my router, at least i think ive done it properly. I pick ujp my neighbours signal quite strongly but am polite enough not to use it. I live in a block of flats, so wonder if some cheapskate is piggybacking my net use. any advice would be great, thanks

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I don't know about that exact router but you can usually login and it'll give you a list of people currently connected.

While you're logged in untick the box that allows SSID to be broadcast (No one will be able to see your router name).

Use WPA or WPA2 encryption if possible and create a good strong password, number, letters and a couple of characters usually do the trick.

Other than that Virgin are capping you or if possible use an ethernet cable to connect and disable wifi on the router.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

thank you lowlight, seems ok, think my internet connection is just rubbish now!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

dicky,ive just seen one of your photos on another site mate.its a belter as well,tunnocks night shot.to their credit they acknowledged you.

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