Firefox is installed on my work computer (v16 on windows XP). When I go to any unsecure website, I get a request for a username and password from a proxy. I don't have … (read more)
Firefox is installed on my work computer (v16 on windows XP). When I go to any unsecure website, I get a request for a username and password from a proxy. I don't have one, so I press "cancel." I get the following message (I put the asterisks in):
"This Page Cannot Be Displayed
Authentication is required to access the requested web site ( *******-webproxy ). A valid user ID and password must be entered when prompted.
If you have questions, need assistance with your login information, or feel this is an error, please contact your corporate network administrator and provide the codes shown below.
Notification codes: (1, WWW_AUTH_REQUIRED, *********-webproxy)"
The website in the address bar is: http://*******-webproxy/B0000D0000N0001F0000S0002R0004/http://www.whatever.com/
This started after it upgraded (to which version, I don't remember). I also had another version of firefox installed to my "Local Settings" directory since I can't (un)install programs on the computer. That one was working fine until I upgraded to v.15 or v.16 (or maybe 14... I don't remember), and then I started getting the warning screen for an untrusted connection whenever I went to a secure website (https), I had to confirm a security exception, etc. And even then some pages only appeared as text.
I uninstalled that version, and then installed 17b4, and I'm back to the same problem as the original firefox: unsecure websites always seem to be redirecting through a proxy, and secure ones always tell me the connection is untrusted and I have to confirm an exception. I have "No proxy" selected in the network options. I tried v16 with the same results.
I would love to be able to just go to a website and not have to confirm security exceptions or get web proxy errors.
Internet Explorer works fine, btw.