View Full Version : Unable to access secure web sites with IE6

12-04-2005, 11:04 PM
I have been unable to access secure websites with IE6, and also MSN Explorer can't logon either. However, I found this post and it covers exactly the symptoms, so I am not alone!

"I have a home PC user problem, where Internet Explorer 6 SP2 running on Windows XP home addition can not get to secure web sites (i.e. HTTPS). This just started happening. No I have no idea what software may have been installed. Although I have been told it worked up until a few weeks ago.

Windows XP Home SP2

Internet Explorer 6 SP2 128 bit encription

Firefox web browser can access secure web sites so network and broadband access is working ok.


Non secure web sites come right up. No problem. It is only secure web sites that are a problem.

Running: SFC /scannow didn't find any Windows protected file problems.

I'd rather not have to do an install inplace of XP if I can avoid it. Mainly because that could potentially also not resolve the problem either.

OK, any body have suggestions or have run in to this before and know the solution?"

As you can see, tis a mystery to me (and others) LOL

12-04-2005, 11:36 PM
Disable your firewall and any content filtering software.

Reset all IE's settings back to defaults.

Try a system restore if you have it enabled.

Otherwise sorting IE our can be a real pain on XP.


12-04-2005, 11:47 PM
not something like this ms kb (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811834) ?

13-04-2005, 05:32 AM
forget IE and use firefox anyway cause it's a LOT safer..........why would you want to use and insecure browser to access secure sites anyway lol ?

13-04-2005, 07:46 AM
Have a look at these
low, Incomplete or No Access to Some Secure Online Banking Web Sites - by John Tolmachoff
You cannot access your MSN e-mail account or authenticate with a Web site in various programs