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need an original settings list for local security options

by gklein / November 15, 2004 3:44 PM PST

XP pro; pent4; 512ram;
cannot logon bank secure web site.
I have worked with internet security options and privacy; removed all parasites with Adaware; removed spyware; updated McAfee and ran virus scan.

Many of my Administrative Tools/local security options differ from another WinXP Pro computer that can get on secure web sites. It is difficult to compare the two computers because the arrangment of lines differ and I do not know how to arrange them alphbetically. (or spell it)

I think it may be helpful to have a listing of how the original local security options are set.

Or what am I missing here ?
Thanks to all for helping.
Gene, Florida

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(NT) (NT) - - P.S.- no anti-virus firewall or windows XP firewall
by gklein / November 15, 2004 3:57 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) P.S.-2; I uninstalled SP2 thinking that might help. NO
by gklein / November 15, 2004 8:54 PM PST
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Re: need an original settings list for local security option
by viperone / November 15, 2004 4:14 PM PST

Hi !

Few ideas......
Do you have the "keyfile" for the bank installed ?
Do you have the right Java-script installed ?
Have you tried to disable your (if installed)pop-up stopper(s)?
If you have "secret-maker" installed, disable it when banking.
Have you tried to disable your firewall(s) ?
Have you tried to use the "recomended settings" option in your Ie settings menu ?

Good luck ! Happy
Viper

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Re: need an original settings list for local security option
by gklein / November 15, 2004 8:39 PM PST

Few ideas......
YES-Do you have the "keyfile" for the bank installed ?
YES-Do you have the right Java-script installed ?
YES-Have you tried to disable your (if installed)pop-up stopper(s)?
CAN'T FIND ONE-If you have "secret-maker" installed, disable it when banking.
BOTH ARE DISABLED-Have you tried to disable your firewall(s) ?
YES-IF Ie IS INTERNET EXPLORER-Have you tried to use the "recomended settings" option in your Ie settings menu ?

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Re: need an original settings list for local security option
by glb613 / November 15, 2004 7:28 PM PST

Many banking sites require popups to be enabled. Check your settings if using a popup blocker.

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FWIW
by Cursorcowboy / November 15, 2004 10:38 PM PST

1. The article [Q320454] discusses and contains information about the "Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer" tool (MBSA) (Image) that centrally scans Windows-based computers for common security misconfigurations and generates a "report" (Image).

2. "ShieldsUP" is the Internet's quickest, most popular, reliable, most powerful, complete and trusted free online Internet security checkup and information service where at this site you can check your system for vulnerability and begin learning about using the Internet safely.

3. Supplemental reading:

a. "Setting Up Security Zones."

b. "Chapter 27 - Security Zones."

c. "Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2."

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GREAT-"Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer" program- thanks
by gklein / November 16, 2004 6:36 AM PST
In reply to: FWIW

Many thanks. MS Baseline Security Analyzer not only finds the errors but leads you to fixing them. It also finds updated needed that Windows Update alone did not find.
Other sites helpful too. Going through the long process and hopefully will find the problem.

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Re: need an original settings list for local security option
by Cetin Denislam / November 16, 2004 1:04 AM PST

Gene, I don't know your banking logon requirements. However, the following MSKB article could be of help:

Q813444 - "How to troubleshoot situations where you cannot complete MSN sign-up or connect to SSL secured (128-Bit) Web sites by using Internet Explorer in Windows XP"


Good Luck,

Cetin


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