I've got a problem when I try to log on to "secure" websites. I get asked for my password; I fill it in, click on the "continue" button, and nothing happens. The little blue progress bar at the bottom of the screen fails to materialise; sometimes the cursor develops an eggtimer icon, and eventually I get a timed-out message; but most times, nothing happens at all. The "continue" button changes colour, as if recognising that I have clicked on it, but nothing more.
So far this has happened on Hotmail (so I can't get to my emails there), and my account with Amazon (so I can't check on my orders). I can still get through to this site, which is something!
I've not changed any settings on my computer, so I don't know why this is happening. I run Win98, on an ancient Dell, and have current Norton virus protection which has not alerted me to anything untoward.
Octal, it very well might be, but I still don't know how to fix this! I've read through the link you gave and while it explains what could be happening, it doesn't tell me what to do about it. Any ideas?