VISTA - IE7 SECURITY CERTIFICATE ERROR

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Imran, Apr 13, 2007.

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    JDa™© Guest

    JDa™©, May 2, 2007
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    Brian Komar Guest

    Although this is a definite probably cause, I question an article from 2001
    being relevant to a Vista certificate validation issue. Again, clock sync
    issues can definitely cause the behavior described, but the issue described
    would not affect Vista (it is written 5-6 years before the release of
    Vista!
    Brian
     
    Brian Komar, May 2, 2007
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    beezz Guest

    Hi the timing solution doesn't seem to work.

    This is affecting all the major sites I visit American Express,
    Polo.com, Amazon, the list goes on.

    Microsoft have been no help at all and deny that there is any problem
    and insists that the security certificates of all these major sites
    have been revoked which doesn't reallly seem very likely.

    Is there any way we can uninstall the update that started all this?

    Or is there a way I can override the warning and proceed to the page I
    am looking for?

    At least it's curbed my internet shopping!
     
    beezz, May 3, 2007
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    andyhre Guest

    I am getting it for https://login.yahoo.com/config/login?

    It lets me type my password but then refuses to go into my yahoo mail, and
    there is no option to ignore Vista's Big Brother decision that my own email
    account is fake.
     
    andyhre, May 9, 2007
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    Brian Komar Guest

    Hmmm. I just connected to that Web site and not problems with the
    certificate at all...
    Certificate is valid from: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 10:09:06 AM
    Certificate is valid to: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 10:09:06 AM

    One other person mentioned time sync. Can you verify that your current
    date/time is between these two dates on your computer.

    Also, if you view the certificate, and download the certificate.
    Could you run certutil --verify -urlfetch DownloadedCert.crt from your
    computer?

    This would provide me with more details as to what the exact problem is
    that you are facing.

    Brian
     
    Brian Komar, May 9, 2007
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    andyhre Guest

    I will check when I go home to my vista machine, but I am pretty sure the
    time & date are accurate.

    As for the other stuff, i have zero idea how to view the certificate -- I
    went into certificates and there was nothing close to a yahoo one. Moreover,
    there wasn't any obvious way to request or download one.
     
    andyhre, May 9, 2007
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    Brian Komar Guest

    On the URL bar, click the lock.
    You can view the details of the certificate, and then on the details tab,
    choose to Copy to a file

    Brian
     
    Brian Komar, May 9, 2007
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    Jason Bryan Guest

    Hi All!

    I'm in the same boat. My problems started a couple of days ago. Vista now
    says that ALL SSL sites have had certificates revoked.

    Brian,

    I would attach a picture of some of the sites, but I cannot. When I
    navigate to an SSL site, IE displays the error and only one option (Close the
    window). I cannot verify the certificate, IE doesn't display the lock icon.
    The last error I received was when I tried to login into Live:

    https://login.live.com/ppsecure/pos...m/default.aspx&lc=1033&id=23240&bk=1179338213

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't know what else to do at this
    point.

    Jason
     
    Jason Bryan, May 16, 2007
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    Jason Bryan Guest

    Hi All!

    I'm in the same boat. My problems started a couple of days ago. Vista now
    says that ALL SSL sites have had certificates revoked.

    Brian,

    I would attach a picture of some of the sites, but I cannot. When I
    navigate to an SSL site, IE displays the error and only one option (Close the
    window). I cannot verify the certificate, IE doesn't display the lock icon.
    The last error I received was when I tried to login into Live:

    https://login.live.com/ppsecure/pos...m/default.aspx&lc=1033&id=23240&bk=1179338213

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't know what else to do at this
    point.

    Jason
     
    Jason Bryan, May 16, 2007
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    Jason Bryan Guest

    Hi All!

    I'm in the same boat. My problems started a couple of days ago. Vista now
    says that ALL SSL sites have had certificates revoked.

    Brian,

    I would attach a picture of some of the sites, but I cannot. When I
    navigate to an SSL site, IE displays the error and only one option (Close the
    window). I cannot verify the certificate, IE doesn't display the lock icon.
    The last error I received was when I tried to login into Live:

    https://login.live.com/ppsecure/pos...m/default.aspx&lc=1033&id=23240&bk=1179338213

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't know what else to do at this
    point.

    Jason
     
    Jason Bryan, May 16, 2007
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    xternality Guest

    I have the stated problem about Certification Error when accessing my
    Yahoo!, Gmail and even my bank account after upgrading to Microsoft
    Vista. To think that I actually uninstalled Firefox believing that IE7
    was good enough.. fortunately Firefox was easily installed and worked
    fine.

    So that was the easy solution...

    Another solution I discovered is to go to Internet Options, "Advance"
    Tab. Under Security, uncheck "Check for server certificate revocation*"
    and restart IE.

    Does that make IE less secure? Probably, but my whole point of using a
    browser is to access all those pages Microsoft blocked!

    Hope it works for you too. =D
     
    xternality, Jun 3, 2007
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    Brian Komar Guest

    This did not fix your problem, it just pushed it to the background.
    Can you provide the specific URLs that you are connecting to.
    Also, try turning on revocation checking in Firefox. My guess is that the
    same issue is going to occur.

    There is something with time, or other that is causing this problem.

    Brian
     
    Brian Komar, Jun 3, 2007
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    Jason Bryan Guest

    Hey all!

    I have a "solution" for my certificate problem. I have Norton 360 installed
    on my system. 360 employs a "transaction security" scheme. I know that it
    interfaces with IE, but - since I didn't write it - I'm not certain how it
    works. When I disable transaction security in 360, IE processes certificates
    correctly. Not a great solution, actually.

    While I doubt everyone on here has 360 installed, I suspect there is
    something running that intercepts SSL requests running on each person's
    computer. Thoughts?

    Jason
     
    Jason Bryan, Jun 4, 2007
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    cheinz9 Guest

    If anyone is still checking this thread - I had the same thing, disabled
    transaction security in Norton 360, and now everything works.

    For the above posters, the sites I was denied were huge, like Hotmail
    and Wells Fargo. These people must have their certificates in check.

    My clock is right, too.
     
    cheinz9, Jun 26, 2007
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    Mats Guest

    Hi Brian

    I´ve been reading this thread because I have the same problem.I have 2
    computers, both configured (my intention at least) in the same way. Vista
    ultimate IE 7. And you where requesting som URL. On my laptop I can´t log in
    to this webbsite but as you see on my desktop it´s possible. In another
    thread on this site one suggestion was to start IE 7 witout add ons. That
    works for me on the laptop but I don´t want to do it all the time. Do you
    have some suggestion

    Mats
     
    Mats, Jul 10, 2007
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    Brandon Guest

    Mats, this just started happening to me as well and I was extremely
    frustrated until I realized it was right after I installed Symantec's Norton
    360! If this is the case for you (or possibly a different "flavor" of
    Symantec Security), Go to Tools > Manage Add Ons > Enable or Disable Add Ons.
    From there, you can then click "Publisher" to group the Symantec Add On's
    together and then Disable them. Close and Restart IE and...I hope this does
    the trick. I was pretty happy when it worked for me! I'm going to post this
    on all the threads that seem to have this problem because it seems to be
    pretty widespread and I can't believe there's such a problem with Microsoft
    IE & Symantec working together.
     
    Brandon, Jul 20, 2007
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    Mats Guest

    Thank you so very much Brandon. I tried it and it works just super!! I was
    about to get physical on the computer so your were in time. A little bit
    frutrated that Notron 360 is installed on my desktop an doesen´t give tese
    kind of problem

    Thanks again

    Mats
     
    Mats, Jul 20, 2007
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    jimcoufal Guest

    The same thing has happened to me after Microsoft sent Windows Defender
    updates on March 17th. Mine is more complex. Windows defender
    disappeared and I cannot download it again from Microsoft since the
    computer will not validate any certificates, even from the Microsoft
    site. (I have a legitmate version of Vista Home Premium) Norton techs
    remotely verified that I do not have a virus (although the symptoms are
    similar to conficker). I can't download ANY software and many websites
    (AA.com, Microsoft.com, etc all now have certificate error). Although I
    can still enter the sites, I cannot use anything that requires form data
    (JAVA, etc) since it bombs and I see scripts in the window instead. I'm
    going to download either Firefox or Google Chrome to see if the IE7
    issue might be causing this. However, I think the underlying issue is
    related to Windows Defender problems and the IE7 issues are due to the
    Windows Defender updates failing. Help!
     
    jimcoufal, Apr 18, 2009
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