3 Smart Ways to Resolve Error Messages On Websites

By Surbhi Totuka October 13, 2016 Tech Tips

While browsing on a Windows Web browser, we have all seen a ‘Website Security Certification Error Message’, at least once. It usually looks something like this.


In such a scenario, you would not be able to open that specific web page. You’ll most definitely be advised to do any of the following things to fix this problem:

  • Click Here to close the web page (Back to Safety)
  • Continue to this website ( Proceed Anyway)
  • More Information (Help me understand)

But they aren’t really ‘solutions’ per se.

“There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” – this error message mostly appears on Internet Explorer browser as the SSL certificate of that web page is issued by a non-trusted Certification Authority of the client. If you are browsing the Net and notice an error message, it is wise to close that particular web page by clicking on the “Close the Webpage” option. But if you still want to open the web page then click on “Continue to this website” option.

However, if you want to know the possible solutions to this issue, here are some that you can try:

  1. First of all, check whether you have properly entered the website address or not as this error notice is shown on very specific website addresses. Sometimes, you just type in http:// instead of www. So it might be possible that the security certification only applies to that specific address protocol.
  2. Secondly, if the address is correct, then check the date and time of your computer. Usually, this problem arises due to wrong date and time being shown on your PC, so all you have to do is update the right time, day and year (see below to reset time, date, and year).
  3. Lastly, you can also check the website as possibly some websites don’t update their security certificates. If you know the following company or institution, then contact them to resolve this issue otherwise try another browser or any other alternative website.

How to reset the time to fix up this certification error?

Windows Users can follow the following steps to solve this problem –

  • On the right side of the desktop, time and date are given in the notification area.
  • Click on it.
  • Now, click on “Change Date and time settings” option.
  • See whether it is correct or not and change if needed.

The steps are slightly different for Windows 8 users as they have to –

  • Click on start menu first.
  • Then click on Settings and choose the “More PC settings” option.
  • Now click on General to check the date and time and reset it if required.

Website Security Certificate is necessary as it is created to keep users safe. This problem can be solved very quickly by following all the given steps on our page. Watch this space for more such solutions to everyday tech problems or give us call to solve your tech troubles.



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