Downloaded WMP prompted Security Warning & Authentication

Amd / AMD
August 22, 2012 at 12:22:26
Specs: Windows XP service pk3, AMD ATHLONXP1800
Hi Dear Folks,
After having downloaded the WMP, a weird security threatened problem arrived in my PC, that whenever I go to online in order to work on specially face book or google or any banking website, a yellow cautioned message pops up by mentioning that,
Security Warning
You have requested an encrypted page that contains some unencrypted information, Information that you see on enter on this page could easily be read by a third party.
Alert me whenever I am about to view an encrypted page that contains some unencrypted information.
OK
After that one more message pops up every time by mentioning,

AUTHENTICATION REQUIRED
Enter username and password
For http:// 127.0.0.1

I have a question to you that am I being hacked or some virus or spy attacked the PC?
I will be waiting for your important reply!
Thanks!

hi folks what is new!


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#1
August 22, 2012 at 13:37:58
I believe the issue is caused from settings to enable authentication within internet explorer. I would also suggest clearing the hosts file and the proxy settings on your system. Then I would also attempt a scan with malwarebytes as its possible that something like this is what caused the change.

:: mike


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#2
August 22, 2012 at 22:18:20
you can reset IE and then I would also suggest you try an alternate browser to see if you get the same activity

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#3
August 23, 2012 at 12:46:09
Reply # 1
I am using Mozilla fire fox browser, so whenever I get into Internet through it, the problem above shows up in the screen.
But I don’t know exactly how do I fix the settings to enable the authentication within the Internet explorer, and very important to know how to clear the host file and proxy settings?
Thanks

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#4
August 26, 2012 at 17:03:31
The best way to eliminate the Hosts file from the equation is this:

From Computer go to to your system drive (usually C). Follow this path:
Windows > System32 > drivers > etc
In the final folder (etc) see if you can see a file with just plain Hosts as its name. If you find this, rename it to xHosts which will disable it. Restart the system and see if your issue is resolved. If not go back and rename xHosts back to Hosts as it is not the culprit. If it does resolve the problem we can take it further.

The proxy settings in IE are unlikely to help as you have issues with Firefox. If you want to check though, go to:

IE > Tools > Internet Options > Connections tab > Lan settings button.
Make sure there is no check mark under Proxy server.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
August 29, 2012 at 00:34:25
REPLY # 4
I follwed your instruction to get rid off the problem, but it is still exists by popping up the same message " AUTHENTICATION REQUIRED"!

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#6
August 29, 2012 at 01:04:58
This sounds like the website (in the address bar) is using SSL (denoted by the 'https').
However, the browser is fetching, and displaying items not from them, but rather 3rd parties, located remotely which are not secure SSL.
This should help:
FIREFOX: Tools> Options> Privacy> top drop menu set to "Firefox will use custom settings..."
Check 'Accept Cookies from sites'
Un-Check 'Accept 3rd Party cookies'.
Check the top box regarding "Do Not Track".
Let us know if it works then we can look at IE.

Please reply and let us know if our help worked.


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#7
August 30, 2012 at 23:46:08
Reply # 6
I setup the firefox privacy mode according to your instruction, but whenever I reboot the computer the privacy applied setup goes back to previous position automatically; and after that the " AUTHENTICATION REQUIRED" appears back repeatedly!

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