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Kent Slimm
 
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Post Posted July 17th, 2017, 4:22 pm

My computers are running Windows 7 and 8, respectively, and the latest update of Firefox. I've read a few Mozilla background articles on this issue, but it's hard to believe that every single website -- including Google, Netflix, Amazon, major newspapers, banks, etc. -- have deficient certificates. Sometimes I'm allowed to bypass the warning and whitelist the site as an exception (which is inconvenient); other times this option isn't permitted, so I switch over to Chrome (which never seems to regard the site as unsafe). This is like the boy who cried wolf: When users are trained to automatically whitelist all sites, we're not going to block the occasional website that actually IS unsafe. In any case, this has been going on so long and is so annoying that I'm close to pulling the plug on Firefox altogether. And I'm sure I'm not alone.

P.S. Someone on another forum suggested deleting/renaming FF's cert8 database file. All that did was wipe out my whitelist.

malliz
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Post Posted July 17th, 2017, 4:38 pm

Two things
1: What anti vrus are you using
2: Is your systemclock and date correct?
What sort of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.
"Terry Pratchett"

Kent Slimm
 
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Post Posted July 17th, 2017, 5:29 pm

1. Bitdefender
2. Yes

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Post Posted July 17th, 2017, 5:34 pm

https://www.bitdefender.com/support/wha ... -1090.html
In the Antiphishing tab use the switch to temporarily turn off Scan SSL feature
#KeepFightingMichael

Kent Slimm
 
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Post Posted July 17th, 2017, 7:26 pm

I think that might have done it! Thanks.

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Post Posted July 17th, 2017, 7:33 pm

I had the same problem a while back with NOD32 SSL/TLS protocol filtering on.
@mal was on the right track.
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