Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:31 AM
Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:49 AM
So if in 1997 you installed some software (and accepted the certificate) that's where it stays.
If you don't update it, it stays dated at 1997.
If you try to access that same software now, you should get an error that the certificate is expired. And Windows should attempt to help you get an updated certificate.
I'm not familiar with invalid certificates, but would expect that if they were accepted then they'd be installed on your system just as valid one's are.
Posted 17 May 2009 - 12:09 PM
Edited by Ectech, 17 May 2009 - 12:11 PM.
Posted 17 May 2009 - 12:58 PM
Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:12 PM
select file > add/remove snap in > in the left plane double click certificates > select computer account > click next > click finish > click ok > expand the trusted root certificate authorities > then double click and check every cert.
in windows 7 there only 1 cert listed as fraudulent but in XP & Vista there are 2.
i'd post a screenshot but i already removed them.
Edited by Ectech, 17 May 2009 - 01:13 PM.
Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:43 PM
now that i take a closer look they are under the untrusted section, but still i know they exist in Vista and Win 7.
Posted 17 May 2009 - 02:27 PM
FYI - type "certmgr.msc" in the Start box (without the quotes) and it'll open this dialog also.
But, here's a link that explains some of the purpose behind it: http://www.proper.co...t-cert-problem/
Interestingly, it seems as if they're deletable, but will silently reinstall themselves if a website is visited that uses that certificate.
Verisign cert's: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/834438
Root certificate program members: http://msdn.microsof...y/ms995347.aspx
This post says they're required for backwards compatibility: http://forum.soft32....opict37105.html
and provides this link: http://support.micro...kb;en-us;293781
How to remove a certificate from the Trusted Root Store (Win2K, IE5 and older): http://support.micro...om/?kbid=293819
Turn off the update function (WinXP): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283717
Posted 17 May 2009 - 02:32 PM
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