Internet Explorer Cipher Strenght changed from 128-bit to 50-bit

Posted on 2003-11-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I recently installed windows 2000 pro. on my PC and only a couple of days later I was not able to access my bank account. I got a message that told my that my Internet Explorer Cipher Strenght changed. So I chequed and sure enough it was changed.
I did an update but no change. I don't know what made it change. I was setting up my home network, maybe that had some thing to do with it?
How can that be fixed?
Question by:chicoman
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sunray_2003 earned 300 total points
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repair and reinstall IE

Repair IE :

Start > Run rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE6Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g


Start > Run rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 C:\windows\inf\ie.inf

Reinstall IE:

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How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP

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ID: 9761832
Try going to IE

--> tools ---> Internet options --> advanced and click on Restore defaults

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Also this

HOW TO: Troubleshoot Situations Where You Cannot Complete MSN Sign-up pr Connect to SSL Secured (128-Bit) Web Sites by Using Internet Explorer in Windows XP;en-us;813444


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ID: 9763508
All you need to do is upgrade your IE to the newest version available. This will increase you cipher strength to the highest availble.

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