red_shield problems

  1smurff 18:35 08 Apr 2007
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i am new to computers.
When i click on hotmail or say HBSC bank a red shield with a warning cross comes up and says the certificate is no good and reccomends that i do not continue with this site. however as you know these sites are ok. i do not know where this is coming from and would like to disable it.If possible also an explanation of how this is happening?
Thanks in advance.

smurff

  brundle 18:44 08 Apr 2007

May help (or not) - I am assuming you use XP , more info needed for a more helpful answer;

To ensure that automatic root certificate updating is enabled in Windows XP;
Go to Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs.
Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
Check the box - Update Root Certificates

  1smurff 19:45 08 Apr 2007

Thanks for swift reply.
Checked what you said.Was already done.
however My computer calander was wrong.Correcting this somehow removed this shield.i will have to check again after re-booting.
thanks again.

  woodchip 23:54 08 Apr 2007

IT's XP security, it's rubbish it needs switching of and use something better. In Control Panel

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