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rastajenk
08-08-2015, 04:45 PM
You guys seem pretty sharp, and, perhaps, trustworthy. I need some answers.

At work I'm using an HP tower with Windows 7, which I have for one single purpose, to connect securely to a website necessary for executing some portion of the job's requirements.

Two days ago I got the message "There is a problem with this website’s security certificate." I have seen this message before on other machines doing other things, and usually I've been given the choice to continue on if I want to (not recommended, so they say). No such choice this time: Click here to close the page.

I get the same message from google.com, of all places. I've seen it for other websites, too, in idle web-surfing, but until Thursday it hadn't affected my job. I did not get that message last weekend, the last time the unit was on.

I've looked at Help, various FAQ's, and some Bing searching for clues, but I have not found any kind of work-arounds. There must be a toggle, a security level slider, or something that can be re-set somehow, isn't there?

Or is the issue not on this end but at the website itself? What can anyone tell me about security certificates that may help? :confused:

Thanks in Advance.

Red Knave
08-09-2015, 12:09 PM
I've seen that message if the client computer (i.e. your workstation) has a bad date/time.
Usually it is because the site you are connecting to has forgotten to renew their certificate and it has expired. Can you contact them and let them know?
You don't get the option to continue here, I think, because it is a supposedly secure site.

Ocala Mike
08-09-2015, 02:33 PM
Not that computer savvy, but I believe you will get this message because you are running an "older" version of Windows. I am still running XP, and I too started receiving that message from formerly trusted sites. I was told by a nerd (who did something on my computer to give me access again) that I absolutely needed to update to a newer Windows soon, or I would not have internet access any more.

Augenj
08-09-2015, 02:44 PM
I've seen that message if the client computer (i.e. your workstation) has a bad date/time.

Me too. Check your date and time first before going any farther.

wilderness
08-11-2015, 08:33 AM
Not that computer savvy, but I believe you will get this message because you are running an "older" version of Windows. I am still running XP, and I too started receiving that message from formerly trusted sites. I was told by a nerd (who did something on my computer to give me access again) that I absolutely needed to update to a newer Windows soon, or I would not have internet access any more.

FWIW,
I'm still using XP (OE for my email) and beginning a couple of weeks ago, began getting this error for my Gmail accounts (it's only place/time I'm currently getting the error).
Searched the web high and low in an attempt to determine the cause. Thanks for the heads-up.

I'm not upgrading to any newer version, which XP fails, I'm done with the www.

Dave Schwartz
08-11-2015, 11:29 AM
I've seen that message if the client computer (i.e. your workstation) has a bad date/time.

I have one machine that periodically loses date and time. This is the result for me.