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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    This morning, something really odd started to happen.

    I connect to the Internet, and I was going to check my email with Gmail, and I get the following message:

    I reloaded, same deal.

    I, then, went to login to COMODO forum, but same deal. I can browse through their threads, but just can't login.

    The same error message appears.

    Then, I realized that Windows Defender icon was showing (I think was at the tray bar for a few days already, but I thought it was to for a full scan to be done), and I opened it. I updated it but get an error:0x80072f8f


    I then tried to update via Windows Update, but get an error code 8024A000. I am looking for info about it, and what I can do to try to solve it.

    The same happens (regarding Gmail and COMODO forum) with IE.

    Could anyone say whether or not you're having the same problems?

    Thanks.

    P.S: I even switched HOSTS file, just to make sure it is clean. Same thing happens.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2009
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Re: Odd situation with some sites and Windows Vista updates, related to certificates

    Hi m00nbl00d,

    I suspect very strongly that the date on your computer is way off.
    Can you check that?

    One way to resolve this is to follow these steps:
    Click Start, click Run, type timedate.cpl, and then click OK.
    Set the date and time to the correct values for your time zone, and then
    click OK.
     
  3. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Re: Odd situation with some sites and Windows Vista updates, related to certificates

    Hello.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    You're absolutely right! I'm on year 2092! :D

    I looked at the clock on the screen, but since the hour is the same as the other system on my side, I didn't even suspected about it.

    Lame... lol

    And now, I also understand why my AVG 8 Pro license had magically expired. lol

    Sometimes, it just takes a simple thing to solve things out.

    Thanks!

    Best regards
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Re: Odd situation with some sites and Windows Vista updates, related to certificates

    My pleasure. :thumb:
     
  5. axial

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    Peter, could you give us any idea of how you diagnosed the incorrect date as being a cause of this error?
     
  6. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi axial,

    The error code that Windows Defender coughed up when trying to update:
    0x80072f8f

    That led me here:
    http://www.updatexp.com/0x80072f8f.html
    Then I figured that also explained all cookies expiring and the certificates no longer being valid. So I jumped to the conclusion. ;)
     
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