I have been using Firefox since last year without an issue until last night when it decided I did not need internet access any longer. I went to my normal Top Site pick, ask.com which I have used without issue for years. I do not have nor do I want google, I do not trust them. Anyway, I went to use my Top Site choice & received an error page that said.... your connection is not secure (SEC__ERROR__UNKNOWN__ISSUER) As I said, I have used ask.com for years. When I attempted to open a different site, same thing. I have been unable to get online since last night & have had to use my phone to contact this site. Does Firefox have actual support people users can contact for help? I guess I might just have to uninstall Firefox & find another browser.... Why did this happen & how do I fix it? Thanks for any help anyone can provide can provide. Oh, I have AVG, CCleaner & Malwarebytes Premium, all of which I have had since before I installed Firefox.
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- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 12_1_2 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/12.0 Mobile/15E148 Safari/604.1
Thank you for your question.
Is this an issue with Firefox for Android, or are you using Firefox on a desktop or laptop computer?
It is Firefox on my desktop, but I figured out what the problem was. Even though no one else uses my computer & I do not go into settings unless an issue arises, one of the boxes got checked. By who & how I have no clue. After trying some of the suggestions in the Mozilla community & not having any luck I went to options, then Privacy & Security. I scrolled through until I found Certificates at the bottom of the page. There were three selections.... Select one automatically/Ask you every time/Query OCSP responder servers to confirm the current validity of certificates. The ask you every time box was checked & so was the Query OCSP box. I believe there was a Firefox update on 1/18/19 (no quite sure) & then a couple of days later every site I tried gave me the same Your connection is not secure. Since the Ask me box was marker with a blue dot & the Query box had a check mark, I unchecked the Query box & restarted the computer. Now everything is fine. I just can't figure out how that Query box could have gotten checked & why?
Glad to hear it.
The only thing I can think of is that you may have been asked a question or installed some other software that could have changed this setting.
That's a possibility. Thank You for replying to my problem, I appreciate it.
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