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Cannot download secure websites after upgrading. (had to register using IE)

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I was having a lot of problems with secure websites, getting messages that secure connection failed. Finally got message to upgrade to latest version to solve the problem. Now I cannot access 'any secure website ( banking, credit card, store checkouts, etc.) The message shown is that connection was reset.

I was having a lot of problems with secure websites, getting messages that secure connection failed. Finally got message to upgrade to latest version to solve the problem. Now I cannot access 'any secure website ( banking, credit card, store checkouts, etc.) The message shown is that connection was reset.

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Have you checked your firewall rules? With a rules-based firewall, you have to allow Firefox to communicate with itself using TCP on the localhost address.

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I don't know what you mean by using TCP, but my firewall allows Firefox. I still have to use IE to access anything that requires signing in.

Modified by Stit3cher

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Is there any way to switch back to Firefox 7. My sister has it and has no security problems with it.

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I have decided to uninstall Firefox and use IE even though I don't like it as well. The link from the notification email didn't even work. It is hopeless.

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Firefox 10 and Thunderbird 10 both seem to behave differently with firewalls. It is a big advantage to have a firewall that will ask what to do if it has no rule to cover a situation. Mine asked me if Firefox was permitted to use port 443 (https).