I had a few websites I visited regularly that would prompt me with a “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” warning every time I visited using Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Fortunately, I was able to find a way to bypass this message forever for future visits.
Fix 1 – Install the 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“.
- Select “Install Certificate…“.
- Select “Next“.
- Select the “Place all certificates in the following store” option.
- Select “Browse…“.
- Choose “Trusted Root Certification Authorities“, then select “OK“.
- Select “Yes” when prompted with the security warning.
- Select “OK” on the “The import was successful” message
- Select “OK” on the “Certificate” box.
Now when you visit the website in the future, you should not be prompted with the certificate warning.
Fix 2 – Ensure Workstation Time is Correct
Certificate errors may appear if the time or time zone is incorrect on your workstation. You might see the message “The security certificate presented by this website has expired or is not yet valid.” appear in this case. Fix it in Windows with these steps.
- 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.
Fix 3 – Name Mismatches Setting
If you receive a message that says “The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website’s address” with your version of security certificate error, it might mean that the certificate has a name mismatch. You might not want to mess with this setting as you want it enabled to prevent security issues, but if you insist, use these steps:
- 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 certficate address mismatch” option.
- Select “OK“.
- Restart the computer.
This tutorial is provided without warranty. Use at your own risk.