This morning, everything was hunky dory. Now suddenly all sorts of websites I frequent don't work. I go to armorgames.com and it says "The connection is untrusted" and th… (read more)
This morning, everything was hunky dory. Now suddenly all sorts of websites I frequent don't work. I go to armorgames.com and it says "The connection is untrusted" and the technical details say "www.armorgames.com uses an invalid security certificate". If I tell it to override, none of the flash games load. I go to the manga website taadd.com and the same thing happens. If I tell it to override, none of the images load, and the page looks like badly columnated and badly formatted text. I go to mitsuku.com, the chatbot, and the program starts, and it gives me a choice over the formats of display, and it shows the disclaimer, which is part of the flash program, and then it says please wait a moment, and then it says "sorry, my chat function is currently offline and so I am unable to talk with you." I check on stocks at money.cnn.com/data/premarket and it's all messed up, like taadd.com was, with it just a bunch of badly collated text. Other websites work, for instance the game site novelgames.com works just fine, and the flash games load just fine. Youtube works. Gmail works.
I have it set to not save any cookies or history, have done it this way for years. So clearing cache is pointless, it clears when I close firefox.
I have reset my computer, doesn't fix it. It simply was working just fine early this morning and then a few minutes later it suddenly didn't work. I'm typing this up on a different computer.
Searching about this online, it is suggested that it might have something to do with antivirus programs, but I don't have much of an active antivirus program. I have iolo going in the background. A fat lot of good it did me in 2014 when I got a ransomware virus. It's pretty useless. But I also haven't updated it or messed with it in a long time, I just let it do its thing. I also have firefox set to not update, because I don't need to deal with that.
I can go to these sites with the dreaded internet explorer, or "evil explorer" as I call it, but that is a last recourse.
So what's the deal? What can I do about it? And do you need any additional information to figure this out?