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By rdluehosh ·
I recently added a program that required internet explorer 6.0. Since then I have not been able to get to secure web sites.I have since uninstalled 6.0 and reinstalled IE5.5 and still have the same problems.I have also checked my security setting and set up as recommended to no sucsess.

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by dustyD In reply to internet security

Check Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, under Security check for ticks beside "USE SSL 2.0, 3.0, TLS 1.0

Are you following a link, or typing in the address directly? Remember to use https://

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by rdluehosh In reply to internet security

Thank you for your help.That was the first thing I checked.Setting the SSL 2.0,3.0 and TLS 1.0 did not seem to have any affect.

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by Cactus Pete In reply to internet security

In Help/About IE you should see the version number and a "cipher level". Make sure this number is not 0. Preferrably it will be 128, not 56. Your encryption level may be too small...

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by rdluehosh In reply to internet security

Thank you my cipher level is set at 0.I downloaded the 128 bit encryption and installed in IE5.5 but it did not change my cypher level after restart it is still at 0

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by Cactus Pete In reply to internet security

Follow these instructions...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;261328

[remove any erroneous spaces from that url]

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by rdluehosh In reply to internet security

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by cglrcng In reply to internet security

You need to now "repair IE", go to; Start>Settings>Control Panel>Double Click on "Add/Remove Programs">Scroll down to; "Microsoft Internet Explorer & Internet Tools">Click on it to highlight in Blue>click "Remove">There will be 3 choices there,(1.) "Add A Component" (you could look @ the list to add any components missing or see if there are Installed will be in bold print.

(2.) "Repair Internet Explorer" (If you just want to restore the IE files to as downloaded this is the choice you want).

(3.) "Restore Previous Windows Configuration" (This choice will take you back to I.E. 5.5 if that was your last browser installed before IE 6.0 unless you have installed the 6.0 SP1, at which point it will take you back to IE 6.0, pre SP1).

First check for any missing components using choice #1. Then restart, and check the Cipher level again using IE Help, About IE, then failing getting 128, run the IE Repair using choice #2.

If all else fails, reinstall IE 6.0 complete, then run updates anew. Also, go to www.Belarc.com & download/install the Belarc Advisor & run it. Check the updates & patches section for red "X's" for patches that don't verify correctly.

Do you know how to use Windows "Qfecheck.exe"? It's in the "C:\Windows"folder, icon looks like a lightbulb. Double click on it and after it opens, expand all the plus signs and check for updated files that are not registered right/properly. Then click on the rear tab, and allow it to search for unregistered files and register them.

Good Luck.

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by cglrcng In reply to internet security

Just realized how I worded all that...Don't try it all @ once, try 1 thing, restart....look, try another, restart...etc. Just trying to give you some ideas to get that Cipher update to take, might also want to try the update again, must restart after also...Did you download the file to your HD or "open from the location" w/ a browser open @ the time perchance? Try downloading it to HDD if not, then close all open browsers & programs & runn it again.

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by cglrcng In reply to internet security

Do this also please: Open a browser, go to Help, About Internet Explorer> And type all the info for Versions line through Update Versions line + any additional comments below that that are listed & I'll compare it to what shows on my IE6 for missing updates & service packs.

I just tried you can't use the "Copy" command there, so don't even try to copy/paste.

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