Problem with Internet Explorer 6.0 and SSL

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After Internet Explorer 6.0/SP1 suddenly stopped accessing secure Web sites (https://), and many hours of research and telephone support, I discovered that Norton Personal Firewall subscription had expired. This blocked all access to SSL sites -- including renewing the subscription on the Symantec.com Web site! Uninstalling the firewall solved the problem.

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This was first published in April 2003

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