I keep getting Connection Timed Out
Recently I have been getting the Connection Timed Out on certain sites. I have cleared my cache and cookies, and it still happens. I tried it in safe mode and it still happens. I am not sure what else to do besides just uninstalling and reinstalling firefox, and I don't know if that will even help.
Now, here is the real kicker. The warning doesn't always to it to the same sites, and it almost happens randomly. For the longest time it didn't happen, and now it seems to start up again.
So I really have no idea what to do. Can someone please help me. Also I am a bit of a novice when it comes to computer speak, so if you have a question that may be a bit overwhelming, could you dumb it down a bit for me.
To be honest I think that I have figured out the connection problem. However, the connection was reset problem seems to happen after I visit Deviantart. No other site seems to cause the problem. Is there anything I can do to prevent this when I visit that site?Read this answer in context 0
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- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.15
- The Hulu Desktop Plugin allows Hulu.com to integrate with the Hulu Desktop application.
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.51.2 for Mozilla browsers
- The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
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- Picasa plugin
- Shockwave Flash 19.0 r0
- Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 18.104.22.168
- Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 22.214.171.124
- VLC media player Web Plugin
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/42.0
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Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 126.96.36.199
Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 188.8.131.52
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.
There is security software like Avast and Kaspersky and BitDefender and ESET that intercept secure connections and send their own certificate.
This Connection is Untrusted is sometimes caused because the computer system clock is wrong. Check the time / date / time zone settings.
If it only happens on specific websites then this can be a problem with the servers of this website being overloaded. You can try to reload the page or possibly visit the website at a different time of the day to see if that helps.
You can reload web page(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.
- Hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
- Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
- Press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)
Okay, so a bit of an update. I uninstalled the Shockwave Director, and then reinstalled it, but the problem still happens. I also refreshed Firefox back to factory settings, hoping that it may work, but no change. I also ran both my Norton and Maleware Bytes to see if there may be something, but neither detected any problems. So, I don't know what else to do.
Also, cor-el, it does do it to some specific sites, but not all the time. It has even done it a few times to Firefox itself. Once or twice when I was just starting it up.
If there are any other specifics, feel free to ask, because this problem is starting to get on my nerves.
I am also getting a message that says Connection was Reset.
It could be a problem with your ISP that isn't able to handle all users that want to use internet at the same time. Do you see a looking up message at the bottom of the screen or does it advance to connecting or waiting state?
You can try to check the connection progress state in the Network Monitor.
You can check the log in the Web Console for error messages and the Network Monitor (Firefox/Tools > Web Developer) to see what content is requested and how long it takes to arrive (Timings).
Use Ctrl+F5 or Ctrl+Shift+R to reload the page and bypass the cache to generate a fresh log.
I am unsure on what you mean by looking up message. Sorry, but I am a bit of an idiot when it comes to computers.
When Firefox is loading a web page then you see all kind of status messages at the bottom on the Firefox window. The first message is "Looking up" for the DNS look up of the IP address of the server followed by "Connecting" and "Waiting for" and "Transfer" when the actual data is passed in both directions.
To be honest I think that I have figured out the connection problem. However, the connection was reset problem seems to happen after I visit Deviantart. No other site seems to cause the problem. Is there anything I can do to prevent this when I visit that site?