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Keep getting "Secure Connection Failed" messages

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#1 TopFuel500


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Posted 24 October 2009 - 11:05 AM

A couple of days ago, my laptop (Vista) started showing "secure connection failed" messages for the login pages to websites like banks, Yahoo, Facebook etc. Might someone have any insight into this problem and how serious it might be? Hopefully this image of a screen shot will appear it's my first time trying. If it appears, Scarlett gets the credit for the great instructions she posted for posting images.

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Edited by TopFuel500, 24 October 2009 - 11:13 AM.

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 02:23 PM

If you're using Firefox, please read this article:

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#3 TopFuel500

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 04:06 PM

Thank you for the reply. I opened your link, saw the description of what I had wrong and the fix was easy, this site is such a help! Here was the Firefox notes from the link listed above that helped me for anyone else having the problem.

Certificate will not be valid until (date)
(site name) uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate has expired. The certificate will not be valid until (date). (Error code: sec_error_expired_issuer_certificate)

This error can occur if your computer clock has the wrong date, in which case the date given in the error message will be in the past. To fix the problem, set your system clock to today's date and time (double-click the clock icon on the Windows Taskbar).

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:04 PM

Just a note
If it keeps losing time, you will need to replace the motherboard battery
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