I've gone through all of the many reponses on previous postings of this topic and they all more or less appear to be resolved by the questioner giving up and going to some non-IE solution. I hope you all can do better on this one.
I have a site: https://www.novatec-inc.com/appl/ar
that always gives me the security alert message. The certificate is issued by Network Solutions. I've tried clicking on the 'View Certificate', 'Install Certificate', etc. many times and have tried installing the certificate letting the "Certificate Import Wizard" automatically selecting the certficate store and I've tried specifying 'Trusted Root Certification Authorities'. None of that works.
I've added https://www.novatec-inc.com
to my trusted sites. All this accomplishes is to bring up an additional, absolutely idiotic, security alert message which says, "The current web page is trying to open a site in your Trusted Sites list. Do you want to allow this?" Wny NO! I put it in my trusted sites list because I like getting extra messages, not because I actually trust the site! Thanks IE for acting like I'm a freaking idiot! I don't even have the option on this dialog of NEVER SEEING THIS MESSAGE AGAIN! After I click on Yes, I get the "Security Certificate" alert message again. So now I'm getting two alerts before I can get to the web page.
So, how to I get rid of all these stupid messages? I'm using XP service pack 2 and IE 6.0 SP2.