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Windows 7: IE10 Suddenly Blocking Most Websites

29 Apr 2016   #11

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

In-Private browsing does not make everything https a website has to be designed with https capabilities
Which cnn is not.

All In-Private browsing does "which is a good idea on that site and many others" is when you close the window the browser history and temporary files from the session are deleted on exit.

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30 Apr 2016   #12
pete barnes

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

The problem is not with In-Private browsing, it is with any website that does not have a valid security certificate, as I said. Websites that deal with financial or such matters that would endanger you are invoked with an https address rather than an http address, which requires In-Private browsing apparently.

The non-certified sites cause the warning screen I described to be invoked, that is the problem. But in order to avoid this, you can deselect the In-Private browsing setting, which appears to allow the browser to ignore such site requirements as security certificates. It appears to do this via the security setting parameters, which you can view by selecting the Custom option. I suspect these settings are what actually causes the browser to intercept the invocation of the non-secure/non-certified website by displaying the warning screen I described. I have been unable to find any real info on the exact function of each of these settings and on how to set these custom security parameters (other than by using the Default option), but I suspect those settings are what really causes the intercept.

The problem does not occur too often if one does not browse to sites other than those that always have a valid security certificate, but I seem to vaguely recall that there has been a sort-of-recent change in how websites aquire and handle these certs, that may be a factor as to why this is now occuring.

And as well, I do often get (in addition to the warning screen I described) a "popup" bar at the bottom of the screen when trying to open one of these invalid websites, asking me for permission to go to the site even though it is unsecure. What I wish the browser had was an option (similar to what I get from my AV software) that you could set to identify such a website as safe, which would thereafter tell the browser to skip all this warning stuff.

Pete B
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