Computer and tech talk and questions in General Discussion Posted September 3, 2014 About two weeks ago, I started encountering a very odd and frustrating error. I couldn't load certain websites, no matter how many times I refreshed, no matter what browser I used. The error's name and exact explanation would change depending on which one I was using, but Firefox called it a “ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR”. Its a very small number of websites, maybe only about 5%, but they're very often IMPORTANT websites, and official ones, too. I started with basic trouble-shooting. I restarted my broswers, then restarted my computer. I looked up solutions online. The most common solution was that my computer's time had gotten out-of-synch, and correcting it would fix it. My computer's clock DOES do that a lot, but I found correcting the time did nothing. (Its possible that because of all the travelling I've done with it of late, it literally doesn't know what time-zone is the 'right' one). I've tried what few other suggestions are out there. I've tried messing around with Google Chrome's settings, but found nothing that works. I've tried manually editing Chrome's properties, but it refuses to do anything. I've tried a system restore to an earllier date. Nothing. It refuses to let me to log onto some important sites I need to access for school, but nothing I do seems to fix it. Any ideas?