How did I lose my encription when using Internet Explorer?

Posted By : Jacqueline of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on February 5, 2001

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I have lost my encryption and am not able to eccess my financial accounts any longer that I have on the web. When I click Help and then Internet Explorer, cipher strength is set at 0 bit. Account manager tells me this is the problem. How do I get the proper setting back?


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Cipher Strength Appears as 0-Bit in Internet Explorer



When you click About Internet Explorer on the Help menu, the cipher strength entry may be displayed as 0 Bit In addition, you may be unable to connect to secure Web sites


This issue can occur if the Schannel.dll, Rsabase.dll, or Rsaenh.dll files are absent, damaged, or are the wrong version


Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.

In the Named box, type schannel.dll, and then click Find Now.

In the list of found files, right-click the Schannel.dll file, click Rename, and then type a new name for the Schannel.dll file (for example and then press ENTER.

NOTE: When you attempt to rename the Schannel.dll file, if you receive the an "Access is denied" error message, follow these steps:

Click Start, click Shutdown, click Restart in MS-DOS mode, and then click OK.

At the command prompt, type the following commands, and press ENTER after each command, where <windows directory> is the name of your Windows folder:

cd\<windows directory>\system

ren schannel.dll


Repeat steps one through four for the Rsabase.dll and Rsaenh.dll files.

Install either Internet Explorer 5.5 SP 1, or the appropriate version of the Microsoft Internet Explorer High Encryption Pack (128-bit encryption) for your version of Internet Explorer from the following Microsoft Web site: Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 now includes 128-bit encryption strength by Default

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Posted by Jacqueline of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on February 5, 2001

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