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Update VeriSign Web Server Certificates Now for IIS

Q: Update VeriSign Web Server Certificates Now for IIS


The previous VeriSign 128-bit International (Global) Server Intermediate certification authority certificate expired on January 7, 2004. This may cause problems for clients that try to establish server-authenticated secure socket layer (SSL) connections with Web servers and other SSL/Transport Layer Security (TLS)-enabled applications that do not have up-to-date certificates.

To prevent these problems, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) operators should contact VeriSign to update the intermediate certification authority certificates for servers that use 128-bit SSL to connect to Web sites with the Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
Affected software

Microsoft Internet Information Server
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft SQL Server



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Preferred Solution: Update VeriSign Web Server Certificates Now for IIS

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I'm trying to get into paypal but IE AND Firefox are telling me that the security certificate is invalid. Is the certificate server down or is there something wrong in my interent settings?

A:IE 8 security certificates- server down?

Is your date (including the year) and time correct? This was the problem on another computer; the date and time invalidated the certificate.

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Hey all, as most I know a lot about some aspects of computers and there's a lot of stuff I don't know as well.
Server certificate issues have been coming up the past couple of years and wanted to learn more about them; like how to be able to discern bogus certs, how to write certs, how to over come cert errors when trying to send mail, etc etc
I'm looking for a 'for Dummies' like book focused soley on certs (or covers certs thoroughly); I really don't want an expensive phone book covering the entire Windows OS or Servers in general.
Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Beginner's Book for Server Certificates?

Server CertificatesCertificates for dummiesBeginner's Guide to SSL Certificates - Symantec

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Hi All,
I will be deploying ATA 1.6 in our dev environment in the coming weeka and just needing a bit of help clearing up some detail with the "how-to" aspect of certificate generation. The environment I will be installing into is AD based with it's own
CA, so I won't be looking to use the self signed certs (unless someone can give me a good reason otherwise) and am wanting to get the certs provisioned from our own internal CA.
1. IIS certificate is easy, no problems here as I've done quite a few.
2. The Server Authentication template does not seem to be enabled within our environment, so I cannot use the Advanced Certificate Request form from the web portal as I can for the IIS CSR. I looked at generating a Server Authentication Certificate from
the certificates MMC, however I am getting lost under the Certificate Enrollement Policy page as policies configured by my administrator do not include a Server Authentication type.
I am getting the feeling I am going to need to either (a) get the Server Authentication template enabled or (b) generate a certificate template to facilitate this request. In either case I will need detail on what exactly is needed and why to get anything
like this approved. Can anyone help with more detailed/specific instructions on what needs to be done to generate the certificate here?
I guess the other option would be to use our internal CA for the IIS cert (trusted by all in the domain) and then use self signed for the ATA Center... Read more

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I've got a Server 2003 box running a fully working Certificate Authority on about 20 windows machines.. How do I use this CA request properly with a Mac?

I just want it to authenticate via Wireless using Internet Authentication using a RADIUS server via wireless router.

thanks, is this possible?

A:Server 2003 Certificates, do they work with Other OS'es?

No, they do not. Working with a Mac is described in detail with the software guidance instructions and Facs.

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I believe my computer has been infected. Starting today, I began receiving messages from my browser (Chrome) stating that "The site's security certificate is signed using a weak signature algorithm!" I tried to navigate to the same sites using Firefox but did not receive this warning. I am however being redirected to obviously troublesome websites. MyWOT is also popping up on nearly all of these redirects. Please advise.

A:Suspected Infection: Bad Server Certificates and Redirects

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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My company has a client that's running Windows Server 2003 in his office. For legal reasons, we can't support his server for him, only the application that we installed on his server. Server maintenance has to come from his 3rd party people. I'm just curious though.

This application of ours connects to a secure site that our company maintains. Every couple weeks, the application stops logging in to our website and he calls us to get it fixed. We Webex to his server and always see the same error. We found that if we open up IE and enter the web address in the address bar, we get a prompt for the certificate. Our application doesn't have the ability to answer this "Yes", "No", "View Certificate" prompt. So we go through the process of installing the certificate. After that, the app works flawlessly for a couple weeks before he calls us again. It's stopped logging in. After we browse to the site and install the certificate again, everything's fine. He's nice but he's tired of having to call us everytime this expires.

He's the only client out of about 1900 that has this problem. He's also the only one AFAIK that's running our app on Server 2003. I've seen Server 2003 but only have about a week's training experience with it. What kind of settings can I have this guy's support team look for on the system to keep this certificate from disappearing every couple weeks? No one uses t... Read more

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I am trying to replace the auto generated self-signed (Issued to DM, issued by DM) certificates for the HDPM Server and Master Repository.  I am NOT refereeing to FTPS, the HPDM Embedded HTTPS Server, or the Thin Client Agent certs.   I have already setup certs from our own domain internal CA for FTPS in IIS and the Apache Embedded HTTPS server.  These are working fine and Repository tests pass for both protocols.  I have also issues to the Thin Clients from our internal CA just fine. I'm interested in the actual HPDM Server cert and Master repository cert. These are self-generated when the two services start up.  They use a very weak MD5 hash and RSA 1024 key.  I cannot find any documentation around this except for troubleshooting in which you can delete these certs restart the services and they will be regenerated.   Here are the certs\key paths%HPDM Install Path%\MasterRepositoryController\Controller.crt (Repository Cert)%HPDM Install Path%\MasterRepositoryController\Controller.key (Repository Key)%HPDM Install Path%\MasterRepositoryController\Client.crt (HPDM Server Cert)%HPDM Install Path%\Server\Bin\hpdmskey.keystore (Both HPDM Server and Repository Certs and Keys)(Not sure the format it is in.  It's not PEM and ok P12 as far as I can tell) There is also %HPDM Install Path%\Server\bin\hpdmcert.key.  Not sure what this is.  Think it?s the HPDM Server key but deleting it does nothing and it is ne... Read more

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I was wondering if it's possible configure a Windows 2019 IIS v10 hosted Web Server to perform OCSP checking of client certificates that are used to authenticate?

It is my understanding that typically the Responder URL that the Web Server contacts in order to validate the client cert is extracted from the AIA attribute in the client certificate. But is it possible to override/supplement this with an additional Responder?

For instance, what if I set up an OCSP Responder in the same domain as the Web Server and associated its revocation configuration with the SUB CA binded to the IIS Site. Now if client certs come in for authentication  and have an unrelated OCSP Responder
in their AIA, can I somehow tell the Web Server to check also the aforementioned Responder that has been stood up in the domain?

A:OCSP Based Validation for Client Certificates Using Responder Defined by Web Server

Per a reply from Mark B. Cooper at PKI Solutions this is indeed possible. You must edit the following GPO in order to override the default behaviour of the web server which is to only check the Responder URL specified in the client certificates' AIA extension.
Default Domain Policy > Computer Configuration >  Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > expand Public Key Policies
Once a custom Responder is specified in the CA / SUB CA's revocation properties the above GPO will allow it to check that custom Responder URL first, then ocsp as defined in the AIA extension and then CRLs
Thanks Mark!
Will post reference links once MS verifies my account.

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I am running Windows 7 64 bit and have a problem I can't correct. I have certain business websites that I am utilizing that shows a warning that the certificates is outdated. How can I update the certification or check to see if the company has in fact updated their sites certification.

A:Certificates outdated. How do I update?

Make sure your computer date is correct.

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Actually, due to proxy problems, we have prohibited Windows clients from automatically updating their Trusted Root Certificates Authorities. We manage this by deploying the "Update for Root Certificates [November 2009] (KB931125)" update using WSUS.
Most of our workstations are Windows XP, and now we are working on deploying Windows 7. How can we handle the problem described above? I mean, the Update for Root Certificates is designed for Windows XP. I see that Windows 7 workstations won't receive it from WSUS. We tried to manually install the update on some machines and it worked, but it will be a hard task to update all machines manually :o)
Tks in advance,Eduardo

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I want to integrate current certificates (root, disallowed) into Windows 7 installation ISO.
How to do it (DISM?) and what cert files do I need:
404 - File or directory not found.

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Microsoft Article ID: 931125The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products...http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931125You can get this update by running Windows Update.

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I am running win2k SP4.
I tried to install update for root certificates
Root Certificates Update
Download size: 189 KB, < 1 minute
This item updates the list root certificates on your computer to the latest list that is accepted by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Root Certificate Program. Adding additional root certificates to your computer enables a greater range of security-enhanced Web browsing, secure e-mail, and secure code delivery applications to work seamlessly. This update includes root certificates from Verisign, Thawte, and Post.Trust in Ireland. Read more...
Click to expand...

It wouldn't install, and I've reviewed and tried to install 4 times now. I can't see link to read more as I just get 'page cannot be displayed. Can someone suggest something?
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Windows update for root certificates



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If you don't have automatic updating enabled, you should visit Windows Updates to get this patch; http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2641690

Note that these are NOT certificates obtained by hacking into CA servers, but they are weakly encrypted and so could be used fraudulently.

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Since performing the Anniversary Update 3 days ago, I have been unable to access my digital certificates used for identification and signing emails.

When I try to access a site that I need the certificate for, I now get the message that no certificate has been received and in Windows Live Mail, the Signature icon is greyed out and I can't sign the emails. Everything worked fine on Thursday, a few hours before the update and the same certificates work correctly on my wife's Windows 7 machine.

The certificates all appear correct in the Certificate Store.

Anyone have any ideas, please?



Edit. I have just spent an hour checking the certificates and their locations. These are all correct, so I assume that the system is looking for them inthe wrong place. Any suggestions. Microsoft insist it is 3 different web sites and Windows Live mail that have the problem not Windows 10, although they had no answer for why everything still works as it should under Windows 7

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This started happening yesterday that I noticed. Youtube gives me a privacy error and the certificate says issued by vps.urfashionstore.com (never even heard if the site before) Google will not load and under certificates it's listed as untrusted and fraudulent. 
And just within the last 10 minutes a new "Update your flash player" warning pops up which I have seen before about a year ago and it seemed to make its way through every device connected to our router including smart phones.
I REALLY don't  want to have to reformat every computer in the house again, any help would be greatly appreciated. 
Edited to add: These errors happen with Chrome, Firefox, and IE. I've also run Malwarebytes, adwcleaner, and full system scans with bitdefender on all three computers several times in the last two days.

A:SSL certificates wrong. Update your flash player warning.

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We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.
Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy t... Read more

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OS: xp pro, sp2
2nd party OEM install-- I do not have installation disk nor CD-ROM i386 image
computer: dell optiplex, bought used

Original problem began when I was trying to fix an incomplete TrendMicro subscription install. Their tech support had me uninstall/reinstall using several methods. None resulted in a complete install. I resorted to self-help and read on their Q&A about some drivers failing to install due to a corrupted digital signature database. The recommended fix was to update Root Certificates in the Control Panel add/remove Windows Components.
During the update process, a window message popped up: "setup was unable to build the list of files to copy for MSN Explorer. The specific error code is 0xe0000102. Setup will continue but component may not function properly."
The message was right-- MSN Explorer doesn't function at all. Worse, thinking I could maybe fix MSN Explorer by uninstalling/reinstalling, I discovered the Control Panel add/remove Programs is broken, too; some additional MS programs are shown sans accompanying install dates/sizes. A safe mode system restore did not fix either problem, but did generate a duplicate of the faulty MSN folder. Good news is that IE7 seems to be ok, so I've done a lot of reading.
I have found multiple i386 folders on C:\ --one in Windows\Driver Cache, three in Windows\system32\Reinstallbackups\xxxx\driver files, two in ProgramFiles\Java\ and one in Windows\ServicePack in which I see setup.exe ... Read more

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I have tried to find this already but cant find much. If I have missed it please link me through.

Our situation:

Internal Domain: company.com.au
Old Mail Domain: companyemail.com.au
New Mail Domain: newcompanyemail.com.au

Our company went through a reband. We are at the moment keeping the same internal domain. We have updated the mail domain to use the newcompany.com.au domain. ActiveSync, OWA and alike however are still refering to email.companyemail.com.au

What are the steps that I need to work through to change this over to email.newcompanyemail.com.au? If it wasnt for ActiveSync I assume this is an easy change. Activesync worries me as if I change the certificate that Exchange uses for IIS will all current
clients that access it via the server URL of newcompanyemail.com.au break due to a certificate mismatch?

We are keeping all old companyemail.com.au DNS entries both public and internal.


Zac Avramides

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For the past two weeks I have been having problems with MS Update Site. I would attempt to scan for updates and only get 0-100% quick scan not giving me anything to update.

To make things worse, I started to get a bunch of root certificates pop up like mad every time I wanted to access a site, strangely I would get it from Hotmail, WAMU, Citibank.... You would think these would be the least....

Lastly, I noticed every time I would attempt to cookie my sign in say for example "techguy.org" or any other tech support site.. I wouldn't work. That really started to annoy me. Today while surfing the virtualdr boards, I found a thread relating to this problem. To my surprise the solution was very easy...

The problem was all in the date and year of my PC. I had Nov 29, 2019! The thread continued on how having an invalid date would mess with your cookies. So I corrected, restarted, checked BIOS, fired up XP and BAM! Everything was fixed.... Updated via MS updater, no more root pop ups and cookied like a good cookie should do


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Last October I found this read at BroadbandReports Forum (link below) somewhat distressing & alarming. I took the recommended steps to block any connection to VeriSign in my MVPS Host file as well as blocking the two IP addresses in Comodo Firewall, steps recommended therein. Well, I no longer have any doubts. Just today, after installing the latest Comodo version 2.4, I had an instance in my Comodo log of that particular firewall block rule (outbound) being fired and a connection attempt was made to IANA, but by way of a VeriSign IP address! Comodo stopped the connection attempt dead in its tracks. http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,171...hilite=verisign

A:Verisign Doing Something Shady?

THanks for sharing this.

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Suddenly I am seeing a "padlock" symbol in my support tool bar for Verisign whenever I open a web site for paying a bill, etc. I have no idea how it got on my computer but I wouldhttp://b.tsgstatic.com/smilies/frown.gif like to uninstall or deactivate it. How do I do this?

A:Solved: Verisign

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Hi all-

Lately, whenever I misspell an internet address, I get directed to a very dishonest looking page from VeriSign. Is this an Internet-wide thing or a piece of spyware they put on my computer?

This is really starting to piss me off; I'd much rather see a "this page cannot be displayed" error than that page. Why would they put up a "service" like that if not to capitalize off it and take advantage of netizens in some way?

A:What's the deal with VeriSign?

Okay, I've edited my HOSTS file in order to block verisign's sitefinder, but whenever I misspell a domain name, it attempts to go to http://sitefinder.verisign.com/lpc?u...misspelled.com before saying "action cancelled", which leads me to believe that the misspelled domain goes through a different verisign server before going to sitefinder. Anyone know how I can find out what that server's IP is?

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Hi. I recently wiped my computer and started all over. I tried to install the software for my HP LaserJet 1200, and I get to a point where it tells me that the software hasn't been verified, and that I strongly shouldn't install this software. I do it anyway, and it doesn't work. I've looked all over HPs site and Microsofts, and can't find a solution. Please help!! Thank you!!

A:Can't install printer-VeriSign

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The VeriSign Process presentation explains how to submit applications to VeriSign for testing in compliance with the Certified for Windows and Deisgned for Windows logo programs.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit

Microsoft PowerPoint or compatible viewer



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I suddenly began having issues with certain sites that use Verisign, now my Mozilla 'trusted' site icon is showing red instead of green. I suspect that my verisign certificates are corrupted and cannot figure out how to update them. I have already reinstalled Mozilla Firefox, gone through numerous tech sites looking for a way to manually update Verisign and can't come up with an honest answer.

Ideas? Thanks

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My problem:

1. My IP blocker (PeerGuardian 2) keeps picking up something called 'PornDirect/SiteFinder/Verisign' or just 'SiteFinder'
2. This always happens when I open my internet log-in screen and when I open a new page on the internet (it really really slows me down opening new pages/logging in to the internet.)
3. I removed it before (I think-it could have just been coincidence) when I deleted something that I downloaded that was not working correctly.
4. It came back when I installed the new version of Norton Internet Security, or because of something else that I don't know about.
5. Running Ad-Aware/spybot/trendmicro venus spy trap/Norton virus protection doesn't pick anything up.

I don't know how to get rid of it, because I don't know where it is in my computer and running spyware scans etc don't pick anything up.

Pleeeease can someone help me get rid of it??!! It is so annoying and it cannot be anything good! Pleease! Thank you!

A:SiteFinder/Verisign spyware

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I posted once before months ago, but didn't get any replies.

We have to use PKI/digital sigs for one of our main clients. We send attachments and emails encrypted because they include patient name, partial social security numbers and health information about the patient.

My PKI works fine, I have been having employees get them and they work fine. My boss has trouble with his. I can send and receive from him. He is using Outlook 2003. When he gets a certificate from a client and adds it to his outlook contacts, it shows up as being his certificate and not their certificate.

We have worked and worked on this and can't figure it out. We are in seperate offices, but I am going to try to get to his office this weekend to see if I can figure it out. We got the certificates from Versign and they don't provide any support. We have read all the help pages, emailed and not gotten any help back from them.

Any ideas on what could be wrong. I am running out of things to check.



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Hi, all. Here's the situation:

Because I'd received an error msg "Validation failed for C/windows/system32/vsinit.dll,
..so I googled and followed the steps listed on the zonelabs forums.

When I reached STEP-2 for fixing root certificates:

the directions turned out to be different than the reality.. so that I'm not absolutely sure whether my root certificates were fixed. I assume that Verisign certificate automatically has become installed.

Is there any way I can find out whether my root certificate is fixed?


The zonelab forums stated as STEP-3 to select the appropriate download link below to download ZoneAlarm.
However, I'd already had "zlsSetup_61_737_000_en.exe" installed in My Download Files.

But I went ahead anyway and chose the first download link listed in zonelab forums, resulting in:

So.. I now have the following 2 in My Download Files:

I have no idea which setup file to click, in order to safely get ZoneAlarm back up & running. Frankly, I forget whether my ZA version had included AV, Security, or Anti-Spyware. All I know is that I had the free version.


A:ZoneAlarm / verisign etc. questions

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Hi, what do you think about the VIP security services of verisign?? The services that are provided as webservices by verisign. You may tell anything that you think verisign's VIP Services is lacking or anything inefficient about the service that you feel.

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I tried to order something online today and after entering my card details on the site I was then presented with a box that looked like the visa card verisign, however this was asking me for pin and mothers maiden name etc.

After some reading I think I am infected

Any help would be great as I have tried numerous programmes to rid my pc of this


A:Visa/Mastercard Verisign

This looks like a ransomware.Can you boot into safemode?Downloadhttp://www.techspot.com/downloads/4716-malwarebytes-anti-malware.htmlInstall,update and run a full scan Click on SHOW results.Select all infections and remove itReboot the PC and scan MBAM once in regular mode until you get a clean logDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)Are you able to run malwarebytes? I think ransomware sshould block even malwarebytes from runningDownloadhttp://download.sysinternals.com/files/Autoruns.zipExtract and launch Autoruns,allow it to finish the scanClick on File-save as ,save it as autorun.txtUpload the text file to www.mediafire.com and post the link here

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I'm getting an error msg on my own website after installing my Verisign SSL Seal. Certificate itself works fine, but the seal (click here to verify) is giving errors on one IE browser and not another.

Can you guys please help me by telling me if you see an error msg displayed on the IE information bar when you visit my page:


I'm getting an error with my new Verisign SSL cert on my computer at work but not at the one at home. Using IE on both computers, same version, v. 7.0. I don't get this error on FireFox on either computer.

The error I get is:

To help protect your security, IE has blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors.

I don't understand why it's showing up on my work computer and I'm hoping it's not showing up on other people's computers.

I would love it if I got a lot more computers checking to see if they get the same error.

Please help!

Thank you,

A:Verisign SSL Cert Error on IE?

I did not try the link but I will offer a few words of advice though.

You do not want to go into any restricted sites at work and should wait till ya get home but if you cannot do that then here ya go.

Open IE7

Click Tools
Click Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Click the Internet icon
Click Custom level
Locate Display mixed content
Click the radio button next to Enable (the default setting is 'was Prompt'
Click OK to save your changes

Have fun!

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Hi guys, I'm Ollie and i just joined this site, as i am at a loss as to what this could be.

Everytime i try to sign into facebook or hotmail it will not load, and in the URL address area on the far left it comes up with this message saying "verified by:verisign Trust network" in a blue shaded colour. Then after a minute or 2 comes up with "Microsoft Corporation (US)" in a green colour. By this stage the URL is all over the place, and doesnt make much sense, it starts with 'https:/loginlive.com.srf?/WA=SIGNIN1.0 and continues on with lots of letters and numbers. This first started with facebook and now hotmail. (all within a few days). Every other website works okay, so it is very confusing. I have scanned with Advanced system care 5 and also Microsoft security essentials but didn't help.

I would love any ideas on what this could be and what i could do, as i am not the most computer savvy person in the world.

Thanks guys


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The Ultimate Browser Hijacker

Verisign, custodian of the .net and .com registry, recently began redirecting all mis-typed internet addresses for web sites that don't exist so that web surfers end up on Verisign's pay-per-click search portal. This has broken countless millions of spam filters, networking tools, and blocked all competing error page redirection services. Verisign has become the ultimate browser hijacker.
The internet community is in an unprecedented uproar. Tens of thousands of angry IT geeks at Slashdot rushed to sign an online petition targeted at ICANN demanding that it use its authority over Verisign to force it to stop hijacking mis-typed domains. After the first ten thousands signatures were received, printed copies were sent to ICANN via FedEX.
ICANN has sent Verisign a letter asking that it voluntarily suspend the hijackings while they discuss the situation. Verisign refused the request.
The developer of BIND, the software running on most of the world's Domain Name Servers (DNS), has released a patch that nullifies Verisign's hijack. This patch can be downloaded at http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/delegation-only.html.
Poplar Enterprises, another company which uses error page redirection at the browser level to drive traffic to pay-per-click sites, has sued Verisign in US Federal Court claiming unfair competition. Rival domain name registrar Go Daddy Software also... Read more

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Security firm VeriSign has launched a new site to help educate users about how to shop safely online, as more and more people flock to web stores to grab a bargain this Christmas.
Recent research by YouGov for VeriSign indicated that the credit crunch will prompt 71 per cent of Britons to shop online for seasonal bargains this year. This is backed up by the latest report from Capgemini and IMRG, which predicts that UK surfers will spend nearly ?14bn online this quarter.
Read article in full ...
VeriSign launches web shopping security guide - vnunet.com

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Norton We?ve just announced intent for Symantec to acquire VeriSign?s security business. This is a big move for us that we believe will extend Symantec?s leadership as the world?s most trusted source for protecting information and identities online. For more details go to Symantec to Acquire VeriSign | Symantec

Symantec to Acquire VeriSign | Symantec

A:Symantec Acquires VeriSign Security Business

Symantec Buys VeriSign

Security giant Symantec announced a definitive agreement to acquire VeriSign's security-related business for $1.28 billion yesterday. According to the deal, Symantec will take over VeriSign's server authentication, secure socket layer (SSL) and identity protection services, as well as its public key infrastructure (PKI).

VeriSign is one of the organizations that play a critical role on the Internet as we know it today. The company operates two of the Internet's DNS root nameservers and is the registry operator for the .com and .net domain name TLDs. All changes to the Internet's root zone file are also operated by VeriSign after they pass the U.S. Department of Commerce?s approval.

Source -
Symantec Buys VeriSign - Or most of it - Softpedia

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Big annoyances which I don't want to say are big problems, as I can think of worse things happenings.

a. But: ALL my shortcuts, both on my desktop, and inside Folders, no longer work.
Every one of them returns a message that "Application Not Found"

Also, clicking on a Link in an e-mail message (I use Thunderbird) no longer does anything.

All of this happened, I think, after installing AVG Free, which seems to work fine.
I might be wrong about this happening right after the installation, but I think so, though.

I can un-install AVG Free and see what happens, but thought I would ask here first.

what do you think is going on ?
Any thoughts would be most appreciated.

b. Not sure if this is related or not, but most of the Links that come up after doing a search on Google have this Verisign check mark next to them now.

What is this, please ?
Is this also due to AVG Free ?

Do I want this Verisign; what does it do ?

*How would I eliminate or get rid of it ?
I looked in all the places I could think of in the PC to find where this program, Application, or whatever it is, but can find no reference to it.
Doesn't come up in a Search, the Un-Install list, or anything else I can think of.

Much thanks, as always,


A:Shortcuts No Longer Work ! And Question Re AVG & Verisign

Unistall probably will not work. Much better chance with system restore, to point before install.

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The SQL Server Critical Update Wizard will update editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and MSDE 2000 that are vulnerable to the Slammer worm. All versions of the SQL Server 2000 Evaluation Edition can also be updated with the SQL Critical Update Wizard. However, Evaluation Edition can not be updated using SP3. MSDE 2000 ships with several Microsoft products, including Office XP. For a complete list of products that ship MSDE 2000, view the web page at Microsoft Products that include MSDE 2000.

The SQL Critical Update Wizard was developed specifically for the home and small business user, though enterprise customers may also download and deploy the wizard to their internal customers. The SQL Critical Update Wizard will walk you through the steps of detecting a vulnerability to Slammer and updating the affected files. SQL Critical Update Wizard runs on Windows® 98, Windows ME, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Please see Knowledge Base Article: 814372 for further information about this wizard. If you want to install SQL Critical Update on a cluster, use the SQL Critical Update tool instead of the wizard. For more information about updating clusters with SQL Critical Update or if you need more flexibility in detecting and removing security vulnerabilities, visit

SQL Server 2000 Security Tools.

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Today my PC went a little crazy. After trying to delete a misc. file on my desktop, my firewall alerted me of explorer.exe trying to send data to a Verisign site. I refused of-course.
Short after that my Norton virus scanner (NAVW32.EXE) also tried the same. Both of them multiple times.
I ran 2 different Anti-virus program's (Norton and symantec latest virus defs.) and both found nothing.
Also ran Lavasoft adaware...didn't find anything suspicious, just some cookies...as always.

Now i suspect i got some sort of virus or Trojan...don't know what...Help

A:Explorer and Norton antivirus trying to send data to verisign site

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Referred from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic375552.html ~ OBAvast and Windows Upadate are unable to connect to the update server. DDS log posted below.DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64 Run by Marissa at 17:23:52.61 on Tue 01/25/2011Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3933.2549 [GMT -6:00]AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {C37D8F93-0602-E43C-40AA-47DAD597F308}SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {781C6E77-2038-EBB2-7A1A-7CA8AE10B9B5}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\WUDFHost.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mo... Read more

A:Avast and Windows Update can't connect to update server

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

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Windows Updates have been a real thorn in my side since moving to the country where I have limited bandwidth ISP. I have 6-7 Windows PCs I (try to) keep updated, both XP and W7. I've tried downloading updates just ONCE using the Microsoft Update Catalog, but then I still have to note what pc needs what updates and install them manually.

Newegg's sale on Windows Home Server today has me wondering whether I might dedicate a PC to WSUS just to manage updates.

Can folks here with WSUS experience suggest whether this is worth doing? Or might be more trouble than it's worth vs. the manual "Update Catalog" method? Or tried w/WHS and that's a problem in itself? TIA for any feedback...

A:Windows Server Update Services and Windows Home Server -- worth doing?

I manage the WSUS implementation where I work. Overall, it's a pretty straightforward product. The only hassle will be going through the list of "all updates" for Windows 7 and for XP and declining the ones that don't pertain to your systems. The good news is that WSUS will determine for you, which are needed and which aren't and will place an icon next to the ones which you need.

I don't have experience with running WSUS on WHS myself....but I'm guessing it would be pretty much the same as doing it on a straight up Windows server.

As far as getting the clients to use your WSUS server, that's a simply registry change.

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Dear Sir
I am not successfully install the 2019-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 2008R2 for X64 Based systems, does anyone have the same or any solution on this , million thx.


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Hi guys,

I need some suggestions how can i make an 'Update server' for my LAN. This update server will be running on Windows server 2003 Ent. edition.

Thanx for ur help.

A:Update server

So what do you want to know. Microsoft provides a free utility to do this called Software Update Services. But this will be replaced by WUS.


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Hi,I have recently acquired Lenovo Thinkpad T500 and I am coming across several issues. Having resolved few, here is the one I cannot find help anywhere.Trying to use Lenovo System Update I get the message "The System Update Server is invalid. Please contact Support Center"....which I would do (contact support) if only T500 was listed as one of your products, while it is not - why is it?The version of the System Update is 5.07.0061 I will be really grateful for any help, because google-resolving these issues took me 2 days already. Thank you.

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This is something that i havent had tah deal with before as a windows user. i have found that when i look at all my certificates in internet options in windows 98 se,quite a few of them are outdated,or have expired.alot of them cant be recognized and have an red *X* over them because they are outdated. i am not familiar in this area of windows. could someone please tell me how too bring these certificates up to date?..ty

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