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Windows 7: Internet Explorer cannot access https sites

12 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Internet Explorer cannot access https sites

I normally use Firefox or Chrome for browsing the web, but recently I tried to play a game called League of Legends that inherits properties from Internet Explorer in order to connect to servers. League of Legends would always time out on the connection, so I did some investigating on IE and found out that the problem was more fundamental.

Essentially, every time I try to access an https website on IE, it will remain on a white screen indefinitely with the tab saying, "Waiting for <website name>". Http websites work perfectly normally. Https sites, however, include any login, and therefore it is impossible to log into anything in my Internet Explorer. As an additional detail, I have noted that this only occurs when I have TLS activated in IE options; if they are off and SSL is enabled instead, I can access https pages (like Google), but still cannot log in since login requires TLS.

I have tried a number of things to rectify this problem:
  • Reset IE
  • Deleted IE History
  • Reinstalled IE entirely through the control panel
  • Registered some *.dll files
  • Checked my firewall
  • Cleared any proxies
  • Changed my DNS to Google's rather than my ISP's
None of them have worked though, and the problem is exactly the same. The one thing I have not done is restore to a previous point, but that point would be a very long time ago (over 9 months at least), so I'm apprehensive about it.

I am using Windows 7 64-bit and currently IE11 is installed. Any ideas are appreciated!

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12 Jun 2015   #2

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

If you don't use IE as your main browser - try a reset.

Contol Panel > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset.

Then reboot and re-enable add ons.
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