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Google Toolbar causing "Security Warning" on HTTPS pages

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I installed Google Toolbar on Internet Explorer 8 (although I've seen the problem with other IE versions). (I also enabled PageRank, but it might happen without it).

Now when I go to one of my web pages that is secure, I get a security warning.because the Google Toolbar is trying to access a page on Google's servers using HTTP instead of HTTPS. Has anyone else experienced this or know of way to fix it?
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Hello,

What happens if you temporarily disable the Google toolbar when you are accessing your secure webpages?  Does it work then?

How about trying Google Chrome?
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I've narrowed it down to a DHTML menu Javascript library. The HTTPS page loads fine, but once I mouseover the menu and something drops down, an HTTP call goes out to the IP 69.192.12.20 for /js/200/addthis_widget.js.

I've searched the code and I don't see any reference of "addthis" and it doesn't seem to happen if you don't have Google Toolbar installed.
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Strange.  Also, I assume you cleared the temporary internet files too and tried to adjust the security settings.
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Check out this link- http://www.google.com/toolbar/ie8/
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Yup - I've tried clearing the cache and it's already on IE8. Chrome isn't an option, really.
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Try uninstalling IE 8 and download it with Google toolbar from the link (http://www.google.com/toolbar/ie8/)  that I sent you and see if that works.
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This turned out to be that there was a hidden iframe that was being filled with a page that contained a link to the insecure content. Fixing that issue solved the problem. I still don't know why Google toolbar changed the behavior, but whatever.
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