On the internet, the one way to make sure you are visiting only secure sites is to have the browser check for the certificates. This is done automatically in almost all the modern browsers, which authenticate clients and servers before the user interacts with them. The certificates contain sensitive information, and that includes the browser communications. If a website has a faulty certificate, you will get an error when you try to open it in your browser.
Most browsers notify you with pop up boxes. As for how to fix certificate error in your browser, you stop the browser from checking for server certificate revocation. Here is how.
- Go to the Start Menu and then go to Control Panel. Move to Classic View, which is on the left pane.
- Choose Internet Options.
- Move to the Advanced
- Here, scroll down until you get to the Security
- Deselect the option that reads Check for publisher’s certificate revocation.
- Do the same for the option that reads Check for server certificate revocation.
- After this is done, hit Apply, and then OK. Close the browser and launch it once more. This time you will not see the certification error messages when loading the site.
Alternatively, you could work from the other direction. The problem of a certificate error occurs when Internet Explorer finds that a certificate has invalid data. The certificate itself is meant to keep the system away from bad websites. So, instead of stopping the browser checking for these, you could clear the error in Registry Editor.
- Go to Start and choose the Run In the text filed, type in regedit and hit OK. This will open the Registry Editor.
- From the left pane, choose HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and then navigate by choosing the following in sequence: SOFTWARE, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Main and Feature Control.
- While you are here, right click in an empty place and choose New, then Key.
- In the key box, type FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312 and press Enter. In the value box, type exe and hit Enter.
- Bring up the edit menu and select Modify, then type in 1. Hit OK to save changes.
That was on how to fix certificate error in your browser using two methods – one from the browser itself, and the other from the Registry Editor. Both of these will work if you perform the steps right.