A reader needs some help with an error in Windows.

“Recently I have been getting an error message when I click on links in my email. Sometimes, when I click on the “go to the previous page” the link will open.  This started with recent updates from Windows and/or maybe System Mechanics. The following is what I see:

Can’t connect securely to this page

This might be because the site uses outdated or unsafe TLS security settings. If this keeps happening, try contacting the website’s owner.

Try this:

  • Go back to the last page”
This is due to changes in what browsers consider acceptable security settings, which has led to many previously secure sites as coming up as insecure.  You can make changes to this, but I would suggest only doing it if you’re sure the site is legit and you have up-to-date security software in place.
Here’s how to control it.
Type internet options in your search box and click on the results.
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When the Internet Properties menu opens, click on the Advanced tab.
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  Scroll down to Security Options.
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Check the boxes next to Use SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, TLS 1.2    Then choose OK.
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Let me know if this helps.