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Red Diagonal Slash Across HTTPS

by benshaton / October 11, 2011 11:35 PM PDT

Since yesterday I've got a slash across the HTTPS, with an X on the lock icon to it's left. How did I get that? Does that mean my security has been compromised or if something else what. Should I get rid of it, and how do I do that.

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Still There
by benshaton / October 12, 2011 12:54 PM PDT

Well I did Window's 10 updates then a Full Scan with Norton Internet Security 2011, and it hasn't gone away. Is it just a Chrome thing or what?

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Sounds like a firewall issue
by Steven Haninger / October 12, 2011 8:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Still There

Make sure you have the latest version of Chrome and see if you can temporarily disable any sort of Norton or other third party firewall. Your router could also be a factor. If you're connecting wirelessly, try going wired. As well, you could try connecting directly to the modem to eliminate the router as a variable.

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A quick google search
by Jimmy Greystone / October 12, 2011 11:00 PM PDT

A quick google search came up with this: -- Literally the first hit by searching for "chrome https red x" which I gleaned from your post.

While I'd take the google employee's bit about script tracking with a grain of salt, it basically sounds as though you have a bad security cert and until you get that resolved, should NOT be logging into ANY secure websites.

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the red https
by inphoenix / October 26, 2013 10:06 AM PDT
In reply to: A quick google search

I tried all the 'solutions' I found in multiple searches and the only one that worked for me was to delete numerous add ons/extensions in chrome settings and uninstall ScorpionSaver in Windows. Then restarted and all seems ok now.

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