The Internet is an indispensable part of our daily lives, but unfortunately, some Windows 10 users report problems accessing certain websites. They report that the message “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” appears in their browser.
Before we begin, it should be noted that this problem can occur in almost any browser, so even if you change your browser, the problem will still occur. Some users have reported this problem when trying to access certain websites, while others have reported the problem on almost all websites.
This problem can be very frustrating, but fortunately, there is a solution.
What causes the “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” error message?
- It turns out that the most common cause of such certificate errors is the severely outdated date and time values. Although the error message in your browser may vary, the solution is always the same: Make sure the certificate is validated by updating the date and time on your system.
- This particular problem may also be caused by a PuP (potentially unwanted program) called Browser Safeguard – there may be other similar programs that cause similar behavior.
How to solve the “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” error message?
Install the correct certificates
- When the error message appears, click Continue to this site (not recommended).
- Then click the Certificate Error button next to the red address bar.
- When the information window appears, click the View Certificates option.
- Select Install Certificate and follow the instructions.
- When the confirmation window appears, click Yes to continue.
Verify that the date and time settings are correct
- Right-click the date and time widget in the toolbar and select Configure Date and Time.
- Check the settings carefully and change them if necessary.
- Then click OK and close everything.
Uncheck the Warn about certificate address mismatch checkbox
- Right-click the Windows key and open Control Panel.
- Select Internet Options and click the Advanced tab.
- Find the Security section and open it.
- Find the Warn about certificate address mismatch option and uncheck it.
- Click Apply and OK to save your changes.
- Finally, restart your computer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check the date and time in Windows. Security certificates are used by our web browsers and computers to secure a particular website. If the date and time on your computer is not set correctly, the certificates may not be valid and security warnings may appear in your web browser.
- Check the date on your computer.
- Check for configuration errors.
- Check if the domains do not match.
- Get your certificate from a trusted CA.
- Check the certificate structure.
- Check for revocation.
- In Windows Internet Explorer, click Continue to this website (not recommended).
- Click Certificate Error to open an information window.
- Click View Certificates, then click Install Certificate.
- In the warning message that appears, click Yes to install the certificate.