Obviously I can still log on here but this is a bit strange.
Usually my method for searching is simply to use google. Then from those results I can choose to read the info from developer, the docs or this forum - I find this very convenient. It’s only been the last 2 days but now I can’t access them. I get an “Unable to connect” Error in FireFox 56.0.1 (64-bit).
Actually, come to think of it, I did update to the latest version of FireFox around the same time. Maybe that’s got something to do with it.
Clear browser cache or test porn-mode - sorry private/incognito browsing ? I got into similar situation with some sites after a recent Chrome update. Clearing everything or browsing incognito solved it, but do remember - https://xkcd.com/1817/
Thanks Mattias - tried both methods and still have the same issue. Also this machine is only used for “scientific purposes” Also have Norton Security. I’ve been very careful not to load any dubious software or websites.
But It gets worse.
Now after some more checking I’ve realised that I’m ONLY able to connect to this site and my banking website - oh, Ebay is also working and some others but not all.
There must be some “permissions” setting that must have been changed?
[EDIT] PayPal also works - seems like the more ‘legitimate’ sites are still working
Although, If I type in the url directly using https:// then I get there. Seems to work for other sites too but most of my bookmarks don’t work, and if I search for a xojo question in google then none the of links will go the web page.
I have been removing Norton from PCs for many years now. It’s caused too many issues and with all the recent problems with Anti-Virus software I usually uninstall anything except Malware Bytes or Microsoft’s Security Essentials. I’ve so far had no issues with those.
I’m sure there are tons of people using the others with no problems, but I’ve found too many people have issues with anti virus software and it can be a vector itself so be careful out there.
Thanks Kevin. My subscription expires in 3 months so that should give me enough time to look at alternatives. Yes, I’m beginning to think that there is a problem with some anti virus software causing the problems that they were meant to eliminate.
There was an article not long back about a well known anti-virus company that ends in ‘y’ and is hard to pronounce, that apparently could/is being used as some sort of back door hacking tool - or similar.