Ways to resolve Internet Explorer® 6 certificate error
What are certificate errors? What are the ways to resolve certificate errors on Internet Explorer 6?Internet Explorer is the most widely used web browser. This web browser is provided with Windows Operating Systems and can also be downloaded from Microsoft website. It competes with other web browsers, mainly Mozilla Firefox, an open source browser created using code from Netscape Navigator. Internet Explorer has several versions and in has faced errors in its programming ever since it’s first release. With innovative technology, Internet Explorer 6 offers users excellent features. It also allows cascading style sheets, RSS feeds and can guarantee you improved security against malware and phishing attacks.
Details about certificate errors and the tips to solve these errors:
- About certificate errors
- Reason for certificate errors
- Tips to resocle certificate error
About certificate errorA certificate error message in Internet Explorer 6 is intended to pop-up while the browser identifies a websites security certificate that includes unacceptable information. This is to guard web surfers from malevolent websites that could cause viruses to get downloaded or allow forged websites to set-up collect personal information. But at times, this security feature goes wrong and starts to obstruct trusted websites the user knows to be secure.
Reason for certificate errorThese errors may also arise when there is a problem with the certificate or the server's use of the certificate. Certificate errors emerge as they have expired. It is not secure to proceed to view a website with an expired security certificate as certification authority does not validate the reliability of the certificate any longer. These expired certificates may get stolen or be used by malevolent websites.
Tips to remove certificate errorFirst of all close Internet Explorer, after that press the 'Start' button. Then enter 'regedit' in the Search box when you are using Windows Vista or in the Run box if you are using older versions of Windows. Press 'Enter'. Then highlight "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMainFeature Control" by pressing it. Then highlight 'New' in the edit menu and press 'Key'. Then type "FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312" in the new key box and click 'Enter'. Then highlight 'New' in the edit menu and select 'DWORD Value'. Then enter 'iexplore.exe' in the Value box and click 'Enter'. Select 'Modify' in the Edit menu and enter '1' in the modification area. Then you need to click 'Ok'. Then you have to close the registry editor and open Internet Explorer to check if the certificate error issue is resolved.