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Can't Log In To Secure Servers


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#1 Koll

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 01:49 PM

Hi, I can't log in to websites with secure servers any more (stuff like email, online banking, online shopping etc) and I thought it might have to do with msmsgs.exe. I have two entries in my internet connection settings called msmsgs. I know it has to do with msn messages but I have heard of it being a virus if it is found anywhere else except from C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

Would it be adviseable to remove these entries to see what happens? Any other ideas as to why I can't log in to secure servers?

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 05:26 PM

See if this helps:
Can't Access Secure Sites, Browser won't connect
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Posted 09 July 2006 - 06:58 PM

That fixed it, thanks. All I had to do was turn off Windows Firewall. Do you know why having it turned on prevented me from logging into those sites? I would be interested to know.

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:03 PM

You're welcome, Koll.

Don't really know, but you should use another firewall besides Windows firewall.
It's considered to be 1/2 a firewall, as it only scans traffic in one direction (incoming).
A good firewall will scan both incoming and outgoing traffic.

There are several freeware firewalls that do a better job.
You can find some of them here, under the Firewalls heading:
Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps

Just have one firewall running at a time.
Using more than one will cause conflicts.

You might also want to add your secure sites to the Trusted Site Zone in Internet Explorer, if it's sites you trust.
The security setting aren't as strict.

To add a site to the Trusted Sites Zone:
Open Internet Explorer.
At the top click Tools.
Select Internet Options.
Click the Security tab.
Click the Trusted sites icon.
Click the Sites... button.
Where it says Add this Web site to the zone:, type in the URL of the site you want to add.
Click the Add button (do this for all the sites you want to add).
Click the OK button.
Click Apply.
Click OK.

Edited by tg1911, 09 July 2006 - 11:08 PM.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 02:21 PM

Yeah I downloaded the ZoneAlarm firewall after disabling the Windows one, I heard it is pretty good. I've added some websites as trusted aswell.




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