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Discussion in 'General Security' started by Confuzified, Jan 20, 2011.

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  1. Confuzified

    Confuzified Thread Starter

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    I turned my laptop on this morning, and updated Avira. I noticed once Avira closed that I had a security alert pop-up that said

    "You are about to view pages over a secure connection.
    Any information you exchange with this site cannot be viewed by anyone else on the web"

    It then had a box to check so that the warning would not be shown anymore, a yes button and a more information button.

    I clicked the information button and it just pops up with the Windows Help and Support page - Security and Privacy features in Internet Explorer.

    I use FireFox and do not use IE at all.

    I restarted my computer, thinking it had something to do with Avira, but it still popped back up and I dont know why.
     
  2. domasmak

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    Do you know what the URL is that it is trying to take you to? Does it just pop up when you boot your machine or does it pop up randomly?
     
  3. Confuzified

    Confuzified Thread Starter

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    I dont know what the URL is at all. It has either the OK button (not a yes button like I thought), or the More Info button. I clicked more info thinking it would at least tell me what site/program or give me some details, but it just showed the Windows Help and Support Page.

    It popped up when my computer was started. I didnt notice it the first time, since I automatically update my Avira before doing anything, but once that closed, it was there. I have just turned my laptop back on after being away for a couple of hours, and it is on the screen again.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    Try the following:

    Open Internet Explorer. Click Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Security.

    Uncheck the "Warn if changing between secure and not secure mode" box.
     
  5. Confuzified

    Confuzified Thread Starter

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    Thank you. I did that, and it seemed to have worked. What a simple solution.

    Is there a reason why it just started popping up all of a sudden, especially since I dont use IE at all?
     
  6. Phantom010

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    It might have been checked a long time ago and Avira started triggering the Security Alert while trying to update at Startup. Just a wild guess...
     
  7. Confuzified

    Confuzified Thread Starter

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    Sounds like a good guess. Thank you for your help.
     
  8. Phantom010

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    You're welcome!
     
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