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Only Firefox displays pages while in normal mode but won't access secure sites

Discussion in 'Networking' started by frustratedmuch, Nov 7, 2010.

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  1. frustratedmuch

    frustratedmuch Thread Starter

    Nov 7, 2010
    Hey guys. So all of a sudden my Google Chrome stopped working. I mean I was using it fine then five minutes later it kept giving "error 102 connection refused" instantly as if it wasn't even attempting to load anything. I can browse the web in Firefox but even then I can't do anything regarding secure sites. Also I'm completely unable to update or install any software that requires a connection despite my connection obviously working (since I'm posting this).

    Chrome seems to work in safe mode with networking but AVG is still unable to install as it keeps saying I require an internet connection. Also my laptop which uses the same connection appears to work perfectly. I'd like to think it was a Chrome only issue but I'm unable to view https pages or update software regardless of what browser I'm using. Really baffled and frustrated :(

    Using XP and SP3.

    I've tried the following:

    - Checking hosts file
    - Winsock fix
    - Releasing/renewing IP
    - Malware etc scans
    - Rootkit scans
    - Disabling any firewall/antivirus while making sure Chrome is a trusted app
    - Ensuring that the browser settings are set to automatically detect instead of connect via a proxy
    - Router is not blocking anything
    - Uninstalling/reinstalling Chrome

    Here's a HijackThis log if it helps:

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    Make sure you have the correct date and time on your computer.

    If no luck,

    Read THIS.
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