said by aguen:
Also, I strongly suggest that you upgrade your OS to Win 7. (Not 8)
XP is getting too old.
The OS on this computer is Windows 7 64bit. I keep stressing the XP rootsupd. (Win32 cabinet extractor) because I installed that version out of desperation and feel that I broke the roots update certificate mechanism in the process.
In view of what I did, does what you said still stand that seeing https and a lock indicates that the connection is secure?
BTW, the MS fix I linked to in my first post seems like it will fix this problem, but it says it is for server 2008, and I don't understand the instructions fully.