I’m having trouble getting in here. I can on my iPad. But on my Mac I’m getting a “Potential Security Issue” on both Safari and Firefox. I had the same trouble trying to get to MacSparky.com but Safari did let me in when I indicated I was willing to assume the risk.
I supposedly have virus protection from McAfee (yeah, I know). Also I have Clean My Mac.
Can you disable McAfee’s protection temporarily and see if that’s the culprit? I suspect that software installs a signing certificate on your computer so it can intercept and read your SSL traffic to look for problems…maybe that’s messing something up?
Absolutely nothing! I tried uninstalling mcafee with clean my Mac. I called mcafee and got the royal runaround. I can Then I called AppleCare. They said there’s a lock on the vpn and it needs to be deactivated.
Boy, you’ve got that right! I used Clean My Mac to uninstall MacAfee (never again). There is something remaining and I cannot get rid of it.
I signed up for it accidentally when I was half asleep. Another time I couldn’t find my IPad Air. So I did “Find my iDevice”. Really had a hard time. Finally I opened the freezer and voila my iPad- chilled!
This is what I see when I turn on my computer. I think I got the rest of the crud out!
Most AV software requires using their uninstaller to properly delete all the stuff. Using Clean My Mac or other uninstaller software can’t get rid of all the hooks. If all else fails you can always do a nuke and pave install of MacOS.
If I were seeing behaviour like this I’d wipe the machine completely and reinstall. The only things that I’d recover from backup are documents in my home directory. I’d reinstall all apps by hand and avoid any antivirus and VPNs (not a popular opinion around here, I know), and browser extensions, at least until the system is in a known good state.
Some antivirus software and some malware do super sketchy stuff like TLS interception, which can lead to some of the behaviours that you’re seeing.