How to circumvent message about certificate revocation
Posted on 2006-06-26
I'm running Internet Explorer Version 6.0.2800.1106.
My operating system is Windows 98 Second Edition.
Prior to installing Windows updates 911562 and 912812, I had no problem logging in to
a Web site that I frequent. Since I installed those updates, I have't been
able to log in via Internet Explorer (IE). [I am, however, able to log in via Firefox.]
When I attempt to log in to that site via IE, I get a message
to the effect that the security certificate for that site has been revoked,
and that the site should not be trusted.
In seeking help from the technical-support folks who run that site, I have
been assured that their certificate has NOT been revoked, and that THEY are
capable of signing in to the page that I'm unable to sign into, so they've
concluded that there's a problem with "my system."
I've tried changing all kind of settings in IE (including
deletion of cookies and temporary Internet files), and I've declared that Web
site as "trusted."
Nothing works (the problem occurs regardless of whether the "Check for publisher's certificate revocation" box is checked in IE: Tools | Internet Options | Advanced tab), so I'm wondering if the problem could be being caused by some effect of one
of the Windows updates referenced above.
I'd be willing to try deleting the certificate for that site, which is listed in Certificate Manager dialog box (Tools | Internet Options | Content | Certificates button | Other People tab), but I'd like to know how to undo that deletion in case the deletion doesn't solve the problem.
Can anyone provide help that would enable me to use IE to log in to that site (and/or to undo the deletion of that certificate if I decide to get brave and take that step)?