security problem - please assist



lokai1965
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Hi

I wonder if someone can assist please?

I have just re-installed Windows XP SP2 on my PC.

PC details:

Win XP Home SP2 (via SP2 disk)
AMD XP 2800 Barton running 2.07 Ghz
1024 RAM DDR 333Mhz
120 Gb HD1
40 Gb HD2
128 Mb Video
Sound Blaster Live!
Dlink AirPlus G+ (DWL-G520+) Wireless (unsecured) networked connection

The problem is, every time I try to enable a browser connection to a
banking website or, for that matter, any website that requires
privileged information like an account of payment details, the website
returns with:

'connection refused'

I have all major brands of browser to get passed this but have been
unsuccessful.

Can anyone shed any light as to what I am doing wrong?

I have tried enabling WEP security but that fails with the settings i have.

Many thanks

L

* * * Y o u r . S h e p h e r d . A q u i l a . D
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
lokai1965 wrote:
> Hi
>
> I wonder if someone can assist please?
>
> I have just re-installed Windows XP SP2 on my PC.
>
> PC details:
>
> Win XP Home SP2 (via SP2 disk)
> AMD XP 2800 Barton running 2.07 Ghz
> 1024 RAM DDR 333Mhz
> 120 Gb HD1
> 40 Gb HD2
> 128 Mb Video
> Sound Blaster Live!
> Dlink AirPlus G+ (DWL-G520+) Wireless (unsecured) networked connection
>
> The problem is, every time I try to enable a browser connection to a
> banking website or, for that matter, any website that requires
> privileged information like an account of payment details, the website
> returns with:
>
> 'connection refused'
>
> I have all major brands of browser to get passed this but have been
> unsuccessful.
>
> Can anyone shed any light as to what I am doing wrong?
>
> I have tried enabling WEP security but that fails with the settings i have.

Download firefox/mozilla and check if they can work. If not then maybe
it's proxy problem...

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
lokai1965 wrote:

> Hi
>
> I wonder if someone can assist please?
>
> I have just re-installed Windows XP SP2 on my PC.
>
> PC details:
>
> Win XP Home SP2 (via SP2 disk)
> AMD XP 2800 Barton running 2.07 Ghz
> 1024 RAM DDR 333Mhz
> 120 Gb HD1
> 40 Gb HD2
> 128 Mb Video
> Sound Blaster Live!
> Dlink AirPlus G+ (DWL-G520+) Wireless (unsecured) networked connection
>
> The problem is, every time I try to enable a browser connection to a
> banking website or, for that matter, any website that requires
> privileged information like an account of payment details, the website
> returns with:
>
> 'connection refused'
>
> I have all major brands of browser to get passed this but have been
> unsuccessful.
>
> Can anyone shed any light as to what I am doing wrong?
>
> I have tried enabling WEP security but that fails with the settings i have.
>
> Many thanks
>
> L

How to troubleshoot problems accessing secure Web pages with Internet
Explorer 6 Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=870700

How to troubleshoot situations where you cannot complete MSN sign-up or
connect to SSL secured (128-Bit) Web sites by using Internet Explorer in
Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=813444

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

lokai1965
07-09-2005, 11:58 PM
Hello Aquila

I have installed all the major browsers (including Firefox, Opera and so
on...) and they all experience the same problem as I mentioned before..


What exactly do I need to do with the proxy settings?

Many thanks

L
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d 2 0 0 4 x x , d 2 0 0 3 x x , d 2 0 0 2 x x ) * * *"
<aquila_deus@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1117640021.757893.190910@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> lokai1965 wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> I wonder if someone can assist please?
>>
>> I have just re-installed Windows XP SP2 on my PC.
>>
>> PC details:
>>
>> Win XP Home SP2 (via SP2 disk)
>> AMD XP 2800 Barton running 2.07 Ghz
>> 1024 RAM DDR 333Mhz
>> 120 Gb HD1
>> 40 Gb HD2
>> 128 Mb Video
>> Sound Blaster Live!
>> Dlink AirPlus G+ (DWL-G520+) Wireless (unsecured) networked connection
>>
>> The problem is, every time I try to enable a browser connection to a
>> banking website or, for that matter, any website that requires
>> privileged information like an account of payment details, the website
>> returns with:
>>
>> 'connection refused'
>>
>> I have all major brands of browser to get passed this but have been
>> unsuccessful.
>>
>> Can anyone shed any light as to what I am doing wrong?
>>
>> I have tried enabling WEP security but that fails with the settings i
>> have.
>
> Download firefox/mozilla and check if they can work. If not then maybe
> it's proxy problem...
>

* * * Y o u r . S h e p h e r d . A q u i l a . D
07-10-2005, 12:04 AM
lokai1965 wrote:
> Hello Aquila
>
> I have installed all the major browsers (including Firefox, Opera and so
> on...) and they all experience the same problem as I mentioned before..
>
>
> What exactly do I need to do with the proxy settings?

awwwww.. late again :(

it seems your outgoing port 443 (https://) connection is blocked, do
you open the firewall?

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:04 AM
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x , d 2 0 0 4 x x , d 2 0 0 3 x x , d 2 0 0 2 x x ) * * * wrote:

> lokai1965 wrote:
>> Hello Aquila
>>
>> I have installed all the major browsers (including Firefox, Opera and
>> so on...) and they all experience the same problem as I mentioned
>> before..
>>
>>
>> What exactly do I need to do with the proxy settings?
>
> awwwww.. late again :(
>
> it seems your outgoing port 443 (https://) connection is blocked, do
> you open the firewall?

That's ridiculous. Lokai1965 - here is a lot of information about not
being able to access secure sites. Start by re-registering the
following .dll's. Since you have SP2, you can do it all in one go:

Start>Run cmd [enter]
iexplore.exe /rereg [enter]

Now see if that works. Otherwise, do you have third-party security
software installed, such as a third-party firewall or Norton products?
Norton Antivirus has an Internet Worm Protection firewall which may be
interfering. Service Pack 2 automatically enables the Windows Firewall.
Running two firewalls will cause problems. If you have third-party
firewall protection like the Norton Internet Security, disable the
Windows Firewall. If you just have NAV, you can disable the Internet
Worm Protection instead.

More information about the problem:

Troubleshooting Secure Site (WinXP/IE6 SP2)
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=870700

Sandi's Secure Sites Page
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/answers2.htm#secure_sites

Use Security and Privacy Features in Internet Explorer 6 (WinXP)
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/security/ie6.asp

Working with Internet Explorer 6 Security Settings
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/settings.asp

Setting Up Security Zones
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/setup.asp

Malke
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security problem - please assist