“There is a Problem with this Website’s Security Certificate” Fixes & Solutions

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Some websites display a message that reads “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” warning when browsed using Microsoft Internet Explorer. You may think that the site is dangerous and back-click or close the window. However, there is a way to bypass the message altogether. How do I get rid of there is a problem with this website’s security certificate?

Install A Certificate

  • Right-click the “Internet Explorer” icon, then choose “Run as administrator.”
  • Visit the website, and choose the option to “Continue to this website (not recommended).”.
  • Click where it says “Certificate error” in the address bar, then choose “View certificates.
  • Now, select “Install Certificate…”.
  • Then, select “Next.”
  • Choose the “Place all certificates in the following store” option.
  • Select “Browse…“.
  • Choose “Trusted Root Certification Authorities,” then select “OK.”
  • Now, select “Yes” when prompted with the security warning.
  • Select “OK” on the “The import was successful” message
  • Finally, Select “OK” on the “Certificate” box.

This method should resolve any issues with sites returning certificate errors. However, if the problem persists, how do you stop certificate errors in Internet Explorer 11?

Check IE Security Settings

  • Launch Internet Explorer on a desktop computer.
  • Click Tools | Internet Options. …
  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Under “Security”, uncheck the boxes “Check for publisher’s revocation” and “Check for server certificate revocation.”
  • Click Apply.
  • Click Ok.
  • Close and relaunch Internet Explorer, which should correct the error.

Check The Time

  • Select “Start” and type “Time.”
  • Select the “Date and Time” option.
  • If the date or time is incorrect, select “Change date and time…” to change it. If the time zone is incorrect, select “Change date and time…” the change it.
  • Select “OK” when done.

Certificate errors can occur if the time or time zone is incorrect on your workstation. And, the message “The security certificate presented by this website has expired or is not yet valid.” emerges in this case. The above method fixes the error in this instance.

Name Mismatches Setting

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Select the Options gear, then select “Internet Options.”
  • Select the “Advanced” tab.
  • Scroll down to the “Security” section, and uncheck the “Warn about certificate address mismatch” option.
  • Select “OK.”
  • Restart the computer.

The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website’s address” might mean that the certificate has a name mismatch. However, you might not want to mess with this setting as you want it enabled to prevent security issues, but if you insist, use the above steps.

Those are all the fixes that I can think of at the moment. In this day and age, Microsoft Edge replaced IE on Windows 10. Edge offers better performance and security. Additionally, check out Android: Error “Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server” When Adding Account, How to Embed a Picture in Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Mail Images: Get Images on Messages and Superfetch | How to Enable/Disable Prefetch on Windows.

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