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I made changes to settings and now I can't connect to several site


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Denisejm

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Hi,

I have Windows XP Pro X64.  Today, I was flittin' around the net and came across some YouTube videos about speeding up computers and Firefox.  



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2nKAluvDb8

Before I made the changes to my pc, I had no problems connecting to Yahoo (my email), att.net, flickr.com and mozilla.

Then I stupidly followed their directions to a T and now I can't enter these websites.  I keep getting messages that warn me away from these sites (attached screenshots). I don't want to just delete the changes/revert back to original settings on my own.  I'm also wondering if just a System Restore would change the setting back to their originals.  I do have Restore Points to use.

I hope someone can help me with this.

 

 

EDIT:

 

Well, I thank all of you wonderful people for your anticipated replies.  Earlier this evening, I wanted to see what day Jan 15th was going to fall on.  Unfortunately, I used my Windows clock, changed the month to January and the year to 2015 and I forgot to change it back.  :oops: Once I did that, I was able to connect to Yahoo, Flickr, etc.  Again, thanks for being here to stop me from panicking.  I love you people.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Edited by Denisejm, 10 December 2014 - 06:26 AM.

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phillpower2

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Glad you got it sorted and thank you for letting us know how the issue was resolved Denisejm  :thumbsup:

 

For reasons why so called system tweaking tools should not be used take a look at miekiemoes' Blog here


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Those tweaking tools are very tempting to me and I need to ignore them.  I'm getting better tho.  I don't remember what led me to those videos, I didn't seek them out.

 

I didn't even think that the wrong date on my Windows clock could have that effect on websites.  I just corrected it so it would be right again and was really happy to see that it fixed the problems.

 

I read the webpage from your link.  It's very true.

 

Thanks again!  And may your holidays be everything you want them to be.


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So called tweaking tools are the scourge of computers and the providers of them exploit people I'm afraid  :(

 

The real time clock (RTC) being incorrect can cause all sorts of problems with the worst one/s being your OS and AV software not being able to update which leaves the computer unprotected.

 

Happy holidays to you also  :thumbsup:


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