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  1.    18 Sep 2016 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInDogSuit View Post
    No, no, no. You don't understand. My PC isn't infected with anything. It's not the only device affected. Tablets, phones, etc, all have this error.
    Ok, I'm just thinking that the inappropriate usage was more likely a due to malware calling home. The malware might be on your machine or one of the other devices using the router.

    Make sure that you're contacting the true ISP (don't ever call a phone number on a pop-up )
    ... I've never heard of any provider requiring that a user take a course

    There's usually a way to reset a router to factory defaults (a reset hole, a reset button, or long hold the power button). If your network requirements are simple, then this might be something to think about.

    Try going to a site that throws the error and change the URL from HTTPS to HTTP.

    That's all that I can think of.
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  2.    18 Sep 2016 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    You do realize when threads get long, not everyone is going to read each and every post. There is no point of posting to state something was posted, when it does not help the OP.
    I'm sorry, but 14 posts? If this thread were 300 posts long you might have a point, but if you can't be bothered to read the full first page, then why bother answering at all?
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  3.    18 Sep 2016 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    You do realize when threads get long, not everyone is going to read each and every post. There is no point of posting to state something was posted, when it does not help the OP.

    Well I am not sure just how YOU were helping the OP either since , you didn't READ THE THREAD , and yes I read all 1 and 1/2 pages 1st and I'm sure everyone else did too, how can you answer without all the facts?

    Once we knew the info in post #12..... I did not think there was much anyone could do , it's a bad situation to be put in ....

    KB
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  4.    19 Sep 2016 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Make sure that you're contacting the true ISP (don't ever call a phone number on a pop-up)
    ... I've never heard of any provider requiring that a user take a course
    I know some countries were going to introduce a Three-Strikes Rule (or in the USA, 'Copyright Alert System'). What it consists of is ISP's giving users Copyright Infringement warnings before finally cutting them off.

    From the 'Copyright Alert System' Wikipedia article:
    According to a leaked internal document, AT&T decided that after a 6th alert, a user's "access to many of the most frequently visited websites [would be] restricted" until they completed an "online educational tutorial on copyright".

    So in this case it sounds like maybe the ISP has blocked/restricted internet activity on that account until the account holder takes a 're-education' course on copyright infringement. And as a result of this, someone has tried to bypass the ISP's block screens by changing the router settings to try to route the internet traffic through something else (hence the browser warnings on https sites). Or, maybe the ISP itself has decided to intercept all traffic from that account to monitor everything the users are doing until they take the course (including intercepting https traffic, hence the warnings), but I think this would be pretty unlikely as that would open up a whole can of worms.

    I think the OP needs to get the bill payer to take the 're-education' course so the block/restriction is lifted by their ISP and then get the bill payer to set the router back to factory default settings and ISP default settings.
    Last edited by ARC1020; 19 Sep 2016 at 10:24. Reason: Typo
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  5.    19 Sep 2016 #25
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    Well, at some point yesterday, he did that course, because I checked Google and was able to use the search again.
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  6.    19 Sep 2016 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInDogSuit View Post
    Well, at some point yesterday, he did that course, because I checked Google and was able to use the search again.
    Go to Harbor Freight and get one of those Orange mini-sledges and put on it in Black marker or paint pen "Attitude Adjuster", and let him know that if he does it without a VPN like SmartDNS, the Sledge gets introduced to the head.

    I use Kodi all of the time and some of the sites for the add-ins like Exodus always state to use a VPN, because there are ISP's who will kill the connection, even though you are paying for some of the sites that the movies stream off of.

    You can set Smart DNS at the laptop and computer and use it on multiple machines or use it on a Single Board Computer like one of the Octa Cores such as the Cubitruck. It has more than enough power to knock most consumer Gateways that people use as "Edge Router" when they want to keep home from guest stuff.
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  7.    20 Sep 2016 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    I know some countries were going to introduce a Three-Strikes Rule (or in the USA, 'Copyright Alert System'). What it consists of is ISP's giving users Copyright Infringement warnings before finally cutting them off.
    .....
    Thanks - learn something new every day.

    AT&T: Copyright Alert Program
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  8.    01 Nov 2016 #28
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    I have similar problem the only diference being that's only my P.C that's effected and not my Android phone. Can anyone help I would appreciate it.
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