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When i want open Facebook.com Firefox shows SSL error

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i installed a fresh Windows 8 and Firefox 21. now when i want open Facebook.com Firefox shows this error:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com.

SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.

(Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)

 The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
 Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem. Alternatively, use the command found in the help menu to report this broken site.

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Can you access Facebook via a normal http connection?


Check the connection settings.

If you do not need to use a proxy to connect to internet then try to select "No Proxy" if "Use the system proxy settings" or one of the others do not work properly.

See "Firefox connection settings":

You can also check your security software (firewall).

See also:

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My problem not fixed. Google Chrome opens facebook.com. on previous installed windows i didn't have this problem in Firefox.

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Check your SSL settings

   On the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences...
   Select the Advanced panel.
   Click the Encryption tab.
   Verify that Use SSL 3.0 and Use TLS 1.0 are check marked.
       If both boxes are check marked, this section does not apply. You can skip to the next section.
       If both Use SSL 3.0 and Use TLS 1.0 are not check marked, check mark both of them. 
   Close the Preferences window 

Try to access a secure site again. If it still doesn't work, continue in the next section.