Annoying internet problems.

sherwood

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Maybe someone can help me fix them. Its not a big deal just gets really annoying after a while. Everything was fine but for the last 2 days I have been getting those Security Alerts the certificate expiring. I cannot figure out how to get rid of it but I have done the install certificate thing and it still comes up on my email and other random sites. Its not that big of a deal to click "yes" to get rid of it but sometimes I gotta click it like 5 times for it to go away plus lately ive been swearing at my computer when it comes up.

Another problem I am having is with website updates, when I go to a site I have to click reload to get the updates on the site. For example on message boards it will say "new post by (insert name here)" but when I click on it to go to the thread I have to click reload to see the newest post.

This just started happening the other day, I have ran virus checks, spyware programs and its all showing that I dont have anything harmful on my PC. Does anyone know how I can make it better? System restore didn't do it either.
 
#3
I don't know for certain that this will fix your problem(s), but yes, get firefox. I made the switch a couple of years ago and only use IE for the one or two websites that only work with IE (both job-related), and it really does improve your surfing experience.
 

sherwood

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I did get firefox and I while I didn't check about the refresh problem (which is only certain sites) I was still getting the security certificate thing with my email. I never had this problem before it just started for no reason the other day, I got all my computer updates and according to my virus protection I am clean.

hmm..i guess ill just have to wait and see if it goes away then...
 

LZMF1

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#5
firefox is good although i prefer Opera

both are free both are good and neither of them are memory hogs.

as far as the certificates thing is concerned i have no Fn' clue.
 

Party Rooster

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#6
Excuse me sir, do you have the time?

By that I mean is date and time correct on your computer? That might explain why everything is "expired."

It's obviously not a browser issue since it happens on both. If the date and time were off, reset it and connect to Windows Update to reinstall Root Certificates.

If not, go to https://www.verisign.com/support/site/update.html and update them manually as they may have become corrupt.

Also, download AVG Free AntiVirus and
Spyware Doctor
and get a free scan. All AV programs and Spyware apps can't get EVERYTHING.
 

sherwood

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Excuse me sir, do you have the time?

By that I mean is date and time correct on your computer? That might explain why everything is "expired."
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ummm wow I feel like an ass. Well I have 2 out of 3 right, the time and date are right, but the year wasnt.. Thank you sir, you helped me by pointing out that I am a dummy :action-sm
 

blazin

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good call oandapartycock
 

Sinn Fein

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#9
Nice!

I had a similar problem in a network environment where all the clients clocks were synchronized with the server... Some jackass was working on the server and reset the clock to the BIOS default.
 

mikeybot

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I don't know for certain that this will fix your problem(s), but yes, get firefox. I made the switch a couple of years ago and only use IE for the one or two websites that only work with IE (both job-related), and it really does improve your surfing experience.
The the IE tab extention. You won't ever need IE again.
 

Party Rooster

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#11
ummm wow I feel like an ass. Well I have 2 out of 3 right, the time and date are right, but the year wasnt.. Thank you sir, you helped me by pointing out that I am a dummy :action-sm
You're not a dummy. You just got advice from a guy that has had similar issues in the past. :icon_redf

This guy's a dummy: