What I’m dealing with today

Technology is great… when it works.

Here’s is the latest stupid problem I have to deal with: Solving this stupid thing for almost every page I try to bring up!




I did a full scan and installed some updates.  Then I restarted and scanned again with Malwarebytes.

So, far the problem seems to be resolved.




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  1. dhaunsperger says:

    Father .. this could be a few different things.
    1) Make sure your system time is correct. [Already did that.]
    2) Could be an internet security package (AVG/Avast/…) mucking with HTTPS connections [Still happens when disabled.]
    3) Try the suggestions here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/6098869?hl=en – i.e. opening pages in Incognito mode, disabling extensions, etc. [Tried that. It’s also happening in Firefox.]

  2. richly says:

    Father, I’d also be weary if you were on a open, public WiFi network. [I’m not.] May want to check what access point you’re on. [It’s okay.] Also, the link from the previous comment sounds about right. Would be very bad if Google’s own search page had expired/invalid certificates.

  3. tech_pilgrim says:

    when you click on advanced what’s the error message?

  4. Charles E Flynn says:

    Here is a relatively lengthy treatment of this subject:


    [I’ve already read that page.]

  5. JayDeee says:

    Temporary thing to to (too much of a pain on a phone, but works okay on a laptop) – click in the URL, and where it says https://etc., erase the “s” so that you have http://etc.

  6. dhaunsperger says:

    You can get information about what certificate is causing the problem if you click the lock with the red X next to https:// in the location bar.

    You might also check and see if you actually have expired certificates on your computer (vs. something’s gone wrong at your ISP or somewhere else up the chain): http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=42237953

  7. moon1234 says:

    Use IE with browser add-ins disabled. Click start, select run and enter: iexplore -extoff

    That will start IE with all add-ins disabled. Can you browse? Still have an error? Then download malwarebytes free, install it, update it, disable other AV programs, preform full scan.

    Does this occur on multiple networks or just your home network? Have you tried another computer on the same network to assure that it really is just this one computer that has problems? If you isolate to just one computer then I would bet that you have a root kit on your computer that is redirecting your google traffic.

  8. KnightOfTruth says:

    Technology glitches take up sooo much of my time. Malwarebytes (got the premium) has been a welcomed addition to my computer.

  9. WmHesch says:

    #FirstWorldProblems haha. Glad to see it’s resolved though :)

  10. frjim4321 says:

    I’m sorry … the site has acted a blog has seemed a little buggy to me lately also.

    I attributed it to our esteemed and gracious host being more busy than usual.

    Hope all is well.

  11. frjim4321 says:

    (not quite what I intended to type)

    I’m sorry … the site has seemed a little buggy to me lately also.

    I attributed it to our esteemed and gracious host being more busy than usual.

    Hope all is well.

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