Browsers will not work

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    Installed a new hard drive, loaded XP Home from original discs. Google Browser often says site can not be reached. Reboot and Browser may work a time or two then same thing. Downloaded FlashPeak
    Slimjet Browser which worked slightly better but same problem. I need a reliable Browser to work with XP Home. Think I tried Firefox and it said no longer supported.

    Thanks,
    Walt Conner
     
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    What about Avast Browser?
     
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    Avast won't work. Follow j896's advice and use Mypal.
     
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    For FireFox, try the 52.4 version:

    https://malwaretips.com/threads/mozilla-firefox-56-0-final-52-4-0-esr.75776/

    You may have to clean out any remnants of any previous one you installed, and you will need to fight Mozilla to prevent auto-updates....they have an OCD-like fixation on surreptitiously forcing updates.

    All the chrome/chromium based browsers are ruined by the CA nazis and their embedded CA security certificates store, that can neither be uninstalled nor updated. Use of them will get you pretty much blockaded from half the URLs you want to go to, via a load of different security errors (most of which you cannot click through).

    The browsers I currently use are Firefox, MYpal, and Centaury.
     
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    Hi guys, sorry for reviving an old thread, but I wanted to check if this was true, I think it could be.

    I want to try if I can open SSL sites with Chrome 49 (sites that give 'ERR_SSL_VERSION' error message, for example this website: https://www.aidanwoods.com/blog/faulty-login-pages/).
    I installed:
    Win XP SP3;
    Win XP SP4 Unofficial 3.1b;
    Many KB updates to add and enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2;
    KB4019276, KB4459091, KB4467770, KB4493435, KB3055973-v3, KB3081320;
    rootsupd;
    A lot of different certificate updates from various places...
    - But nothing worked, I still can't open this page with Chrome 49:
    https://www.aidanwoods.com/blog/faulty-login-pages/
    and some other few pages, but Firefox 52 can open them all, maybe I am missing some important KB update, I don't know.
    Do you think it is possible to open SSL sites with Chrome 49 by installing KB updates and Certificates?

    Thanks for your time.
     
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    No. The only two solutions I may of found (untested so cannot say for sure) I have already listed here in various places. One method is to find a mercenary coder to re-do a malware like Superfish, disable the nasty bits, and keep the SSL/TLS stripper+proxy component which will circumvent the embedded CA security certificates store. I don't recall the second method.

    I have been told by many that updating the CA security certificates store in XP is impossible, but given the long history of habitual lying from M$, I wonder if that is true? Perhaps a gun-for-hire coder could find a circumvention.

    It seems doubtful, but you might research this:
    https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_xp_service_pack_4_unofficial.html
     
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    also is very very light on resources unlike all the other browsers
     
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    i dont think there is even a need to link it since it should automatically update when you check for updates
     
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    if you had read the info about mypal you would read that it does not self update, it will install itself over the old mypal, when you download and install the new version
     
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    Thanks guys, I guess it's not possible to open SSL sites with Chrome 49 by installing KB updates and Certificates, so maybe it's not even worth trying.
     
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    Under 'preferences'>'advanced'>'updates' it has:
    automatically install updates
    Whether it is disabled by default (or can be enabled) is another matter.
     
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    it does self update, its just an old description now it supports auto update, you just have to click on help and ceck for updates, just like the old ff
     
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    I have THREE browsers running ok in xp x32 .
    a) Firefox version 52.9.0 - CURRENT VERSION NO GOOD
    b) Google Chrome Version 49.0.2623.112 - CURRENT VERSION NO GOOD
    c) Newmoon/Palemoon Version: 27.6.0a1 (32-bit) (2017-10-06) [Thisis an unofficial version released for XP and 2003 Server.]

    a) and b) have a few issues (different issues each which is why I have the both) HOWEVER c) has very very FEW ISSUES and runs by far the fastest on my system using the least resources.

    You will find plenty of info and help on c) by searching the web and of course a) and b) are everywhere!!

    Older versions of all kinds of software, suitable for XP for example, can be found at http://www.oldversion.com and also at https://www.oldapps.com

    Hope this helps you out, I spent a while trying browsers in XP, various forks of browsers and many installation methods and options (I run portable versions of possible even if i have to make portable versions [you can use Cameyo to make a portable version if you want to and have the main program])

    Let me know if I can assist further.
    Best regards
    Vincent.
     
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