Do-It-Yourself Solution for Certificate Error
When you receive a Certificate Error, your navigation is halted and you may not be able to access certain sites you were once able to access. A site’s certification is its form of identification for the web server. The error message does not mean your computer is under virus attack, but you should be able to solve the Certificate Error with these manual steps you can do yourself.
What Causes the Certificate Error?
If you are attempting to go to a website and receive a Certificate Error, it may be a result of having your connection interrupted or intercepted. Basically, the error message means the digital certificate of a website cannot be verified by the 3rd party authority for the certificate, or it may mean the date/time on the certificate are incorrect.
How to Fix a Certificate Error
There are two different solutions available to solve the Certificate Error. If the issue is a problem with the computer’s date and time, Solution 1 will work for you. If the problem is a result of the digital certificate being unable to receive verification, Solution 2 will work for you.
Solution 1: Correct Windows System’s Date and Time to Solve a Certificate Error
1. Select your computer’s clock which can be found in the notifications on the task bar of the desktop.
2. Click the “Change Date & Time Settings.”
3. Select the option to correct the date on the calendar.
4. Move left or right on the calendar to select the date using the arrow keys.
5. Select the time underneath the clock and select the hour and minute options.
6. Enter the correct time.
7. Click “OK” to save new date and time.
Solution 2: Verify the Site’s Digital Certificate to Correct Certification Error
1. Select the Start button.
2. Choose “All Programs.”
3. Select your web browser.
4. Select “Run as Administrator.”
5. Type in the website address you want to visit in the browser window.
6. Select “Continue to the website.”
7. Select “Certificate Error” button.
8. Select “View Certificates.”
9. Choose “Install Certificate.”
10. Select “Yes” to confirm installation.
11. Connect to the Internet and go to the website.
Thank you for visiting our site to get the computer assistance you need. I hope this helped you to fix the Certificate Error you were experiencing. Good luck, and please let me know if you need additional help.
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