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New profile in Firefox = every page will not load due to connection error

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+jnelsoninjax    11,520

As an extension to my post in web browser:

I created a new profile for Firefox, and have no extensions installed, but each page I (attempt) to go to, Google, Neowin, Etc. all refuse to load. I get a message that indicates Connection not secure, and even when I attempt to add an exception, it will not store one nor will it allow me to browse any website. I have Googled this issue, but the most recent ones I can find are 5+ years old, so the steps listed no longer work with the new versions. What is going on here and how do I correct it?

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Circaflex    3,515

Is the time and date correct? This used to be very common with AdGuard being on the system, you mentioned you disabled it systemwide, how about uninstalling it? To be honest, you have some of the most obscure problems, specifically with web browsers and I almost think your install is fubar, or your Windows profile has some corruption somewhere. Also, just because some of the fixes are 5+ years old, doesn't mean they wont still work. Did you try any of them, or just skip over them due to age?

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+warwagon    12,744

If your date and time end up being correct try a 

 

netsh winsock reset

from an elevated command prompt and then restart.

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+jnelsoninjax    11,520
1 hour ago, warwagon said:

If your date and time end up being correct try a 

 


netsh winsock reset

from an elevated command prompt and then restart.

That did the trick! What causes the problem?

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+warwagon    12,744
7 minutes ago, jnelsoninjax said:

That did the trick! What causes the problem?

Not entirely sure. It's possible something hooked the network stack, possibly by your system-wide adblocker? That command should reset any hooks.

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