troubleshooting Question

What are certificates?

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alicia1234Flag for United States of America asked on
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Can someone explain to me in plain English what "Certificates" are? I read a posting here that said a user fixed her "slow pc" problem by updating her certificate? I also found that you can do so by going to https://getca.verisign.com/update.html
But what does it all mean? How do I know if I need to "install the new Root certificate" ?
Thanks.
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