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Security problem i am trying to log onto my web site at manchester uni but cant a note comes up and says Warning: This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in an insecure manner (basic authentication without a secure connection). i need to change some settings but not sure how

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Re: security problem

You can just continue that way, but if you go to tools in internet explorer, and click on security, you should be able to change the security settings to let you log on

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Internet explorer http internal server error 500 help gave it a day still cant get online!!!

Error 500 to 504 are usually nothing to do with your system, they are errors created by the server you are trying to connect to.

A server (not necessarily a Web server) is acting as a gateway or proxy to fulfil the request by the client (e.g. your Web browser or our CheckUpDown robot) to access the requested URL. This server did not receive a timely response from an upstream server it accessed to deal with your HTTP request.

Mar 21, 2011 | PC Laptops

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What do you do to fix when web address comes up

HTTP Error 400 Bad request
The Web server (running the Web site) thinks that the data stream sent by the client (e.g. your Web browser or our CheckUpDown robot) was 'malformed' i.e. did not respect the HTTP protocol completely. So the Web server was unable to understand the request and process it.
400 errors in the HTTP cycle
Any client (e.g. your Web browser or our CheckUpDown robot) goes through the following cycle:
  • Obtain an IP address from the IP name of the site (the site URL without the leading 'http://'). This lookup (conversion of IP name to IP address) is provided by domain name servers (DNSs).
  • Open an IP socket connection to that IP address.
  • Write an HTTP data stream through that socket.
  • Receive an HTTP data stream back from the Web server in response. This data stream contains status codes whose values are determined by the HTTP protocol. Parse this data stream for status codes and other useful information.
This error occurs in the final step above when the client receives an HTTP status code it recognises as '400'.
Fixing 400 errors - general
There is a low-level problem in the client or the Web server or both. 95% of the time this is because of a problem on the client system e.g. there is something unstable on your PC running the Web browser.
  • Is your PC secure ?. If your PC is not well-protected, then all kinds of problems may occur - including HTTP 400 errors. If you run Windows, stay uptodate with automatic security updates from Microsoft and possibly consider getting a registry cleaner. Always have good anti-virus and spyware protection. Invest in a hardware firewall if you can afford one. Be sensible surfing the Web - block pop-up windows and avoid bad sites. If your PC security is compromised, then Web traffic out from your PC to the Internet may be secretly corrupted by malware (spyware, viruses, etc.) running on your PC. This can be difficult for you to detect.
  • Have you installed web-based software ?. Some social networking and games sites ask you to download and run software on your PC so you can interact with other people on the Internet directly (without using your Web browser). This software, if badly written or even criminal, can corrupt all HTTP traffic from your PC. Getting rid of that defective software can be difficult. At worst you may have to reinstall your operating system again (possibly losing all your personal data on your PC if you do not have backup).
  • How stable is your Internet connection ?. If you have recently changed ISPs or your ISP is very slow or unreliable, then Web traffic from your PC out to any site on the Internet may be corrupt. Your ISP may have reconfigured some of their setup (e.g. introduced new proxy servers or cacheing) that is causing some instability. A possible sign of problems here is if you can not easily browse the Web site of your ISP. You can also try to check that the Web site you are actually visiting is the one you think you are visiting. For example, you may have a DNS problem. You can check this using a ‘ping’ test. A DNS problem may be caused by your ISP or may be on your own system e.g. in a ‘hosts’ file.
  • Do you get the error on more than one Web site ?. If you get the error on lots of Web sites, this indicates the problem is on your PC, not on those sites.
  • Do you get the error using more than one browser ?. If you have two or more Web browsers installed on your PC and the behaviour is not the same (one Web browser gives an HTTP 400 error visiting a site, another Web browser does not give the 400 error visiting the same site), then one of your browsers may be defective. Try to find an upgrade or security fix for the problem browser. If you recently changed some configuration options in the problem browser, try reversing the change to see if that helps.
  • Do you get the error on big Web sites ?. If you get the problem on quite a small site, visit some of the bigger sites like Amazon, Ebay, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. If you get the problem only on small sites, it indicates a problem with only those sites or the traffic from your PC to those sites.
  • Do you get the error on simple URLs ?. If you get a problem with a long complicated URL (such as but not with a shorter simpler URL for the same site (such as, this can indicate a problem with the Web server on the site you are trying to visit. This is not conclusive evidence, but is a good starting point. Contact the owners of the Web site and describe the problem to them. You may find for example the problem occurs with POST methods (you are both submitting data to the Web site and retrieving data from the Web site), but not with GET methods (you are only retrieving data from the Web site).
  • Do you have a cache problem ?. Try clearing your cookies, browser cache and browsing history in your Web browser. Disable or remove any third-party cacheing or ‘web accelerator’ software you installed. Then try rebooting your PC and any firewall/router you use to connect to the Internet. That may not fix the error, but at least may eliminate any problem due to old settings on your PC.
  • What has changed since you started getting the HTTP 400 problem ?. In general terms, think about what has changed on your PC since you first started seeing the problem. This may cover any of the items mentioned above. Work backwards and see if undoing those changes makes any difference.
So there are a lot of things that you can check on your own PC. If you contact the owners of the Web site giving you the HTTP 400 error and they say "We have lots of other users who do not have your problem - so there must be something wrong with your PC", they are right most of the time - and you can not expect them to be interested in fixing your own PC problems. However if they know there is a problem with their Web site, they should hopefully tell you so and tell you when they plan to fix the problem.

Dec 30, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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When I log onto sites like or a web page come up and say this web site is unsafe What do I need to do?

you gotta go thesecurity settings, to access that , look on the tab menu's at the upper portion of your page, look for "TOOLS" tab, click it and choose the "INTERNET OPTION" check the security and adjust the the security level to medium, then choose the privacy, adjust the setting to medium.

then click apply , then click OK

Nov 05, 2009 | HP G60 Notebook

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Cannot download adobe, (or any) files and get following message:

The problem lies in the Temporary Internet Files folder. Sometimes the index.dat file can become damaged.
If this occurs, you'll have to delete the index.dat file and restart your computer.
Then you'll be able to download files correctly again.
Follow the steps below to delete this file.

1) Open Internet Explorer.
2) Click on Tools, Click on Internet Options
3) On the General tab under Temporary Internet Files, click on Delete Files
4) Click Ok when it asks if you want to delete the files
5) Under the History section on the General tab, click Clear History, then click Ok
6) Close Internet Explorer
7) Log off the current user and Log onto another user account such as Administrator
8) Click on Start, Run
9) Type CMD and Press Enter to open a command prompt
10) Change directories to the Temporary Internet Files directory by typing the following command,
(substituting the correct drive letter and the word username with the correct userName).

cd drive:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

Example: cd c:\Documents and Settings\Mark\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

11) type del index.dat and press Enter
12) Type Exit and press Enter to close the command prompt
13) Restart your computer

Once the computer has been restarted, open a web page with a link to a download.
Click on the link and download the file. It should now work.

Please take time to rate this fixya

May 11, 2009 | Internet Compaq Evo N600C Laptop

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HTTP 400 Bad Request error shows when I try to do anything on Youtube

Your computer may be infected with spyware. Consider trying lavasoft ad-aware and AVG antivirus (both free) or any other combo of virus and adware scanning.

You may also try using a different browser. Try Firefox or Opera or Safari if you are using IE. If it doesnt do it in the other browsers, reset IE to factory defaults (tools, internet options, advanced, press reset, press reset to confirm)

If this happens in all browsers you will have to continue troubleshooting spyware/virus/configuration.

May 06, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Facebook page won't load, says HTTP 400 Bad Request.or Failure to

I wonder if the site is experiencing technical might try to wait for a few hours to see if it is the website..sometimes webmasters bring site down to update site and clean up servers.

Apr 10, 2009 | Acer PC Laptops

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Http/1.1 internal server error

If you are running two versions of ASP.NET, you may get HTTP:/1.1 500 Internal Server Error when creating a new Web project or opening an existing Web project in Visual Studio.

This problem may occur when IIS is not sure what version of ASP.NET to use or where to locate ASP.NET files. One of the following solutions should fix the problem.

Solution 1.

  1. Remove web.config file from inetpub/wwwroot directory
  2. Go to IIS, Right click on Default web site / All tasks / Check server extensions and let it run
  3. Reset IIS by right click on IIS or call iisreset from Run command

Solution 2.

  1. Install ASP.NET again using the following command from your Run command: C:WINNTMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322aspnet_regiis.exe
    Make sure to change the windows folder and ASP.NET version folder with the version what you want to install
  2. Reset IIS

Solution 3. Applies to Windows Server 2003
Note: This is a Microsoft KB article:

When you try to create a new Microsoft ASP.NET 1.1 application after you change the script mapping of the existing ASP.NET 1.1 Web application to ASP.NET 1.0 on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer, you may receive the following error message:
The Web server reported the following error when attempting to create or open the Web project located at the following URL: 'http://localhost/822319ev1'. 'HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error'.
This issue occurs because Windows Server 2003 does not allow two versions of ASP.NET to run in the same application pool.
To work around the problem, do one of the following:
Restart the IIS before you create a new ASP.NET 1.1 application. At the command prompt type the following command: iisreset
OR -
Create an ASP.NET application in a separate application pool. Create the script-mapped application (ASP.NET 1.0) in a separate application pool -- for example, in the ScriptMapappPool application pool. Then, create a new ASP.NET 1.1 application in an application pool other than ScriptMapappPool. For more information about how to create an application pool, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Configuring Application Pools

Dec 10, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5610 Notebook

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Http/1.1 internal server error

you need to be using Internet Explore 6.0 or better or FireFox 3. These 2 are the most common browser, if you are using something else, then you need to find out from your ISP, if that browser works with their network.
you need to call your Internet provider. the http/1.1 is an error code saying that the Internet Information server is not available.
I don't think you would have a IIS server in your home, therefore, the next best thing is your ISP.
This is the way that you are able to get on to Internet; from your PC you are connected to the modem, from the modem, a signal is send to the IPS and in return the ISP verify that you are who you say you are. If all is verified, then the URL address you typed in will be direct to the website. Then the ISP and the website in contact will be in communication till you switch off or change to another web site.

Nov 24, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook

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Http/1.1 internal server error

Try this:

-click on internet, tools, internet options, advanced tab, reset, then click ok..

Hope this could help solve your problem.

Thanks! :)

Aug 26, 2008 | PC Laptops

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Http/1.1 internal server error

i had the same problem with loading youtube
sometime it appears to be connection failure something like that, sometimes its this problem
and sometime i open the page, BUT the clip shows the video is unavailable.

i searched on the web...
some says:
  • type: about:config in address bar and type ipv6 change the value to true if its false

i tried that didnt work...

  • disabled some add-ons...
didnt work

  • delete the cookies
and it works for me...

i dont really know if the cookies were really the problem... but it appears to be... i may be wrong, maybe its a combination of all these... so try them

Feb 09, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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