Aargh! Keep Getting "Certificate Revoked" Messages!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by jollyscholar, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. jollyscholar

    jollyscholar Guest

    I am at my wit’s end! I frequently get _certificate has been revoked_ for no
    reason. I even got it when trying to register for posting on THIS site!!!

    I have gone into Internet Options/Security and tried re-setting the security
    as low as it will go, to no avail.

    It also happened when I tried to sign up for Instant Messenger – I
    downloaded everything, careful to use the version recommended especially for
    Vista, but when I went to establish a screen name, I got the same message.

    The sites I am having the problem with are not fly-by-night merchants – it
    is places like Amazon.com, etc.

    On the advice of someone, I tried the following, but the problem is now
    worse than ever - I can't even log into "My Google" homepage!!!

    · On the Security tab, reset each of the zones to their default level.

    · On the General tab, in the Browsing History section, click Delete. On the
    Delete Browsing History window that opens, delete your temporary internet
    files and also your cookies. When you do this, you may find that on some
    sites you need to reenter your username and password.

    · On the Content tab, click the Clear SSL State button to clear the current
    certificate state.

    Close Internet Explorer and then restart it.
    jollyscholar, Jun 30, 2007
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    Mac Guest

    Try using Firefox instead of IE7... and this is not a site it's a USENET
    Mac, Jun 30, 2007
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    Porkribs Guest

    Try this
    IE7 > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Untick Check for Server
    Certificate Revocation
    Porkribs, Jul 2, 2007
  4. jollyscholar

    jollyscholar Guest

    I tried what you said (several times over several days) and it only works
    once each time - the browser won't remember the setting... Although it does
    seem to help the one time on the one site, this "fix" has no effect on
    subsequent sites visited.

    -Still highly frustrated
    jollyscholar, Jul 2, 2007
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    The Sand Guest

    I keep having this too. I did control panel, Security, Internet
    Options, Advanced and then under security (about half way down the list)
    I unchecked the box that said, "Check for Pulishers certificate revoked"
    and unchecked the box that said, "Check for server certificate revoked."
    I exited out of the internet and then went back and everything has been
    fine since. I actually went on here tonight to see if this was a "safe"
    way to go around the revoked certificate problem... I wanted to make
    sure I did the right thing. As of now I haven't seen anything else that
    sounded like a better idea yet. I have heard people say it's Norton 360
    but I have Norton 360 on both my Vista computer and my XP computer and
    the one with XP doesn't have any problem accessing the websites Vista
    says the certificate has been revoked on... thus it's not Norton. I
    hope this helps you I was frustrated too. I'm still wondering if there
    is a better solution though than disabling what might be a good security
    option though...
    The Sand, Jul 4, 2007
  6. jollyscholar

    jollyscholar Guest

    Thanks for your reply - I have had some relief from the frustration recently
    in that as long as I go in a few times a day and re-uncheck the box about
    checking for certificate revocation, I can get where I need to go online. I
    think that, bottom line, we can all agree that Vista *is* the antichrist;
    there's little doubt left on that score now.
    jollyscholar, Jul 4, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Does the dialog box pop up if only one of these is unchecked, and the other
    one checked? I'm intrigued as to whose certificate is being checked.

    "Certificate Revoked" is a very specific message - not "certificate
    expired", or "unable to check for revocation" - if the revocation check is
    written correctly, and the error message is not overly specific,
    "Certificate Revoked" should mean that your browser, behind the scenes,
    connected to a site that told you very specifically that a certificate (the
    web site's, or the certificate authority's) had been revoked. Not just
    expired, but revoked. That seems a little wonky.
    Oh, please - what makes you think that it's not an issue with, say, Norton
    360 not being completely compatible with Vista?

    Have you _tried_ uninstalling / disabling Norton on the Vista machine?
    Try disabling Norton instead. That way you're not "disabling what might be a
    good security option" :)

    Guest, Jul 4, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Oh, well now, hey, look what happens if you go to Symantec's web site, and
    search for "norton 360 vista revoked"...


    This says that if you get the 'certificate revoked', it's Norton 360's
    fault, and you can run LiveUpdate to get it fixed.

    Guest, Jul 4, 2007
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    The Sand Guest

    My Vista crahsed and after Microsoft got me through it I had Norton come
    on and get my 360 running again and since then (just a few days really)
    I haven't had any touble accessing websites that were giving me a
    problem. And both those boxes regading revoked certificates are now
    checked. So, maybe this problem is now resolved...
    The Sand, Jul 9, 2007
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    letmein Guest

    Since the original message has been cross-posted to so many other sites
    I'll post these same replies to some of the other ones in hopes it ca
    help someone

    If you are having a problem accessing just one or a few sites with
    "certificate revoked" message, and the problem is only occurring wit
    IE7 and Vista, then this info might help out

    I faced this problem when I was trying to setup an online store. I kep
    looking through various bits of info that said Norton 360 was th
    problem or to enable the option to allow revoked certificates. But
    knew it wasn't any of that, as the problem was only happening with
    combination of Vista, IE7, and the website

    The solution was to insert a reverse DNS lookup entry for the websit
    that was being hosted. The IP address for the site had no revers

    letmein, Aug 14, 2007
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