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Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« on: June 01, 2010, 02:38:30 AM »
Someone might want to have a look at this  ;)

I did a Google search for a topic here at the Avast forum and when I clicked on the link FireFox said:
This connection is untrusted (see image)

By the way, when I clicked on my FireFox bookmark for Avast forum I did not get that message (all bookmarks are trusted I guess)

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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 03:54:30 AM »
I don't see what link you clicked to get that message.  It may have helped if you had included it.  But maybe it's not necessary.  I get that message if a link to the forum uses https instead of http.  Clicking on Technical Details tells me:
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forum.avast.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because it is self-signed.

Just change the https in the link to http.  It should work all right then.

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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 02:52:47 PM »
What program was responsible for this POP-up certainly not firefox itself, as I have never seen this pop-up, some add-on perhaps ?

I think that the link you clicked on was https and not the normal http which shouldn't be an issue. The site only has a local self certified https certificate, so that is likely to be the reason.
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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 03:12:05 PM »
What program was responsible for this POP-up certainly not firefox itself, as I have never seen this pop-up, some add-on perhaps ?

It's a Firefox popup, David.  Click on this link and a page similar to the OP's comes up.  Looks like a version that's different from Fx 3.6.3 on Windows XP or else a non-default theme is being used.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60319.msg508745#msg508745

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I think that the link you clicked on was https and not the normal http which shouldn't be an issue. The site only has a local self certified https certificate, so that is likely to be the reason.

Is this different from what I said already?  Anyhow, thank you for your agreement.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2010, 05:27:04 AM by Alan Baxter »

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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 03:15:16 PM »
What program was responsible for this POP-up certainly not firefox itself, as I have never seen this pop-up, some add-on perhaps ?
It's Firefox... just try https:\\forum.avast.com

I think that the link you clicked on was https and not the normal http which shouldn't be an issue. The site only has a local self certified https certificate, so that is likely to be the reason.
Yes, he used the https.
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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 04:17:08 PM »
What program was responsible for this POP-up certainly not firefox itself, as I have never seen this pop-up, some add-on perhaps ?

It's a Firefox popup, Dave.  Click on this link and a page similar to the OP's comes up.  Looks like a version that's different from Fx 3.6.3 on Windows XP or else a non-default theme is being used.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60319.msg508745#msg508745
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That is why I mentioned it as the default pop-up is very different (certainly on my ff 3.6.3), one which I have seen before and I believe more meaningful as far as the self signed certificate.
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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010, 06:17:00 PM »
If I use the https the warning is pretty similar to the wozofoz warning.
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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 12:19:48 AM »
Well that was fun  ;D

Same result..https thing

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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010, 01:15:28 AM »
I'm still baffled as to where these different screens are generated as I see nothing in the default firefox settings.
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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2010, 01:24:18 AM »
The smurf's screenshot is the first that looks as mine does.
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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2010, 01:28:19 AM »
The smurf's screenshot is the first that looks as mine does.
Mine is identical.
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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2010, 03:15:31 AM »
The smurf's screenshot is the first that looks as mine does.
Mine is identical.

Mine too.

I'm still baffled as to where these different screens are generated as I see nothing in the default firefox settings.

It looks like you're getting a popup dialog, David.  The rest of us are getting an error screen displayed in a tab or new window, the default behavior.  I think there may be an about:config preference which can cause it to be displayed as a dialog popup like yours instead.

Also, the red and blue buttons in your dialog look like something produced by a non-default theme.  What are you doing to get an OK button that looks like that?

Edit: Found it!  Toggling the about:config pref browser.xul.error_pages.enabled to false gives me a dialog similar to yours, David -- except for the difference in theme, of course.
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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2010, 01:11:44 PM »
Yes Alan that is the beast, I can't recall ever having changed it, but it 'is' a user set value to display the popup rather than load a page to display the error.

The Blue OK button is I believe from my Noia 2.0 theme/skin, I don't know about the Red (stop signal style icon) button though.

Thanks for the detective work.

Edit: I have changed it back to the default as that allows for other options, acceptance of the risk and allowing the site, etc. This is more flexible than the user set option, which only allows acknowledgement of the warning (OK) and no display of the page. I really have no idea how this changed, I hate mysteries.
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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2010, 02:03:43 PM »
You're welcome.

I really have no idea how this changed, I hate mysteries.

In my case, that's often due to a memory error. :)

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Re: Avast forum - FireFox: This connection is untrusted
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2010, 02:08:55 PM »
My long term memory is still very good, if only I could remember where I put the to do list ;D
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