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Two XP Problems In Need Of Help Please.


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#1 gibson8206

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:03 PM

To say "Hello" to all on this forum and a request for advice with my problems listed below.

If you could be of assistance with two problems I'm experiencing I'd be grateful. I'm running Windows XP on a HP PC which is approx 8 years old. Recently seen a noticeable slowdown and freeze on the system. Tried a "System Restore" in "Normal" and "Safe Mode" at many restore points, but system always comes back to "Unable to Restore, No Changes Made". I've read lot's of topics on the forum and run Malwarebytes Anti Spyware, Spybot and CCleaher both in Normal and Safe Mode to no notcieable effect, well maybe a slight improvement!  

The second problem, quite small in comparison to the first, is I'm always getting a Security Warning pop up notice re: "https sites" even though the site I'm visiting is an https site. This flashes up many times, say, during my bank site visits which are always https networks. Can this be switched off or is this in conjunction with my first problem? 

Look forward to any help/advice.

 

Best wishes from,

 

Gibson.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:20 PM

IMO...if the install is 8 years old, as well as the system, it might be time to simply do a restore-to-factory-defaults.

 

Worth reading, in any case:  Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html .

 

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:29 PM

Security alerts as you describe are not uncommon. There are various types and causes of security alerts related to certificaties, trusted (secure) and nonsecure sites.

Secure and NonSecure Items Warning Message
HTTPS Secure Server - Common Frequently Asked Questions?

By default, Internet Explorer interrupts the download of mixed webpage content on secure HTTPS pages which includes nonsecure images or any embedded resources not using the HTTPS protocol. Internet Explorer also displays a confirmation dialog whenever it detects the use of mixed content on a secure page (link to an http page embedded in the https page). This warning action is a safety feature because there are malicious sites which mix secure and insecure content in order to trick folks into revealing personal information (i.e. passwords, financial pin numbers, etc) on the wrong page. Although, these messages can be annoying, disabling the alerts can be risky.

* Can I get rid of "This page contains both secure and nonsecure items" warning?
* Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?
* Turning off...Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?
* How to Delete Secure and NonSecure Items Warning Message
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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:20 AM

Thanks for the replies Moderator and Bleepin' Janitor.

 

Best wishes from,

 

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:24 AM

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:29 AM

Hey Gibson

     Just thought I might pop in here to say "Welcome to BC"......you have come to the best of the best & those two guys that responded to your request for help are GREEAAAAT!Follow their advice & your problems will ..............go away-LOL

     I hope you enjoy BC & I know that you will be a happy camper!


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:00 PM

Thanks for the heads up newbleeping. PC running "A" OK on advice given.

 

Best wishes from,

 

Gibson.






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