Red skull, crossbones in HTTPS

Custom / CUSTOM
June 29, 2010 at 01:25:08
Specs: XP, Intel pentium/4 GB
Since a few days I noticed in some of my e-mails
that the normal https start has changed into a red
https which is crossed out, while next to it there
is a red skull with crossed bones underneath it. I am using Google chrome as the browser.

What is this and what is its meaning ?


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#1
June 29, 2010 at 07:46:43
This is a simple question. Have you tried IE or firefox to see if they are infected?

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#2
June 29, 2010 at 11:34:33
I ran Malwarebytes and my free AVG antivirus and found no
infections. However, I have other problems.
1. All my browsers (Firefox, Cnrome, Safari) run OK on my
machine, except IE8, how often if I delete and re-install it.
2. Error: "explorer.exe has closed to protect your computer"
3. Explorer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.

I have looked everywhere for a solution.


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#3
June 29, 2010 at 13:21:43
"normal https start has changed into a red
https which is crossed out, while next to it there
is a red skull with crossed bones underneath it. I am using Google chrome as the browser."

But then you say
"All my browsers (Firefox, Cnrome, Safari) run OK on my
machine, except IE8"

Now I'm confused.

Now what you can do with the IE8 is uninstall it and then SET your security updates to notify you and NOT install them.
Now you have the choice of rejecting IE8 if it tries to install again.
When you see the yellow shield on your taskbar, right click on it and choose 'Custom' installation. If IE8 is listed, uncheck it and then put a check mark in again to stop it from showing.

After that you can set the updates to automatic.

The next thing you may want to try is combofix:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/com...
Follow the tutorial on that page and you should be fine.

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