Right off the bat, let me say that I am having absolutely NO problems accessing websites, secure or otherwise. I have a very general understanding of what SSL and TLS do. But I was reading recently on another forum and then on Wikipedia about SSL and TLS protocols. The forum poster (and also Wikipedia article) made reference to the fact that though TLS supercedes & is an extension of SSL, the two protocols are not interoperable. Does this mean my browser should not have all three "turned on" in Internet Options,Advanced tab?. I currently DO
have all three items checked to "use". And as previously stated, I have no problems with my on-line banking screens or other secure sites on the web. In fact, last year I was having troube accesssing some websites (nont necessarily secure) and by checking TLS entry, that problem resolved. Or, with your superior knowledge in these matters, could having all three checked cause other Windows issues for me that I don't even realize are being caused by/related to these IO settings.
Below is my pc setup:
Dell Dimension 4700 Desktop Intel Pentium4 2.80 GHz
512MB DDR2 SDRAM
160GB Serial ATI Hard Drive - NTFS
17" Flat Panel E173FP Monitor
Radeon X300 Video Card
128 MB PCI Express x 16
48x SONY CRXX216E CD-RW drive
Dell 922 AIO Photo Printer/Copier/Scanner
SBC DSL 2 Wire Home Portal External Modem w/built-in hardwire firewall
Windows XP SP2 V5.1.2600 with Internet Explorer v6.0.2900
SBC Yahoo DSL Browser (modified IE)
Yahoo mail client
Java JRE v1.5.0 (build 1.5.0_06-b05)
FlashPlayer 8 (updated 4/12/06)
Spybot Search & Destroy (Teatimer on)
Ewido 3.5 Free (EwidoGuard still on)
Adaware SE 1.06r1 Free (on demand)
MVPS Hosts File
McAfee Personal Firewall Plus v7.1.113 (WinXP Firewall OFF!)
Avast!4.7 Free Home Edition Build: 4.7.817
Any feedback from one more savvy than myself would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by buttoni, 21 April 2006 - 10:32 AM.
HP Pavilion desktop p6270z; 8 GB ram; Win7 Home Premium x64 bit; FX 4.0; DSL 2Wire modem/router; MVPS Hosts; Comodo FW 5.3(D+ & Sandbox enabled); MSSE; MBAM on demand.