How to Fix Microsoft Edge Certificate Error?

How to Fix Microsoft Edge Certificate Error?

One of the new applications that were introduced with the Windows 10 OS is Microsoft Edge. This software is basically a successor of ‘Internet Explorer’ that comes with the bundle. It has a lot of unique features and performs at par with other popular browsers in the market.

Despite having so many features and services, you can come across many issues while using Edge. One particular glitch about which there will be a conversation is “Microsoft Edge certificate error”.

There can be various reasons as to why this error occurs after all. Some of the usual causes are that if the time and date of the computer are set in an incorrect way, then this error might show up. Even due to the security level glitch, you can get this problem.

Further, if the certificate address mismatch warning is not deactivated, then you can meet with this glitch. Moreover, if there is a conflict of the security application within the system, then there can be a possibility to face this issue. Read this article till the end to learn the fixes that will resolve this glitch effectively.

Solutions to Solve the Certificate Error of Microsoft Edge

This is the section of the article that will help you resolve the Microsoft Edge certificate error in an easy and effective manner. Go through the fixes as mentioned and apply them accordingly to get the issue fixed in no time.

Alter the Level of Security and ActiveX Controls within Windows

Sometimes due to a problem in security within the Windows OS, there is a possibility to encounter this problem. The solution to prevent this issue from ever occurring, you need to alter the security level from medium to low range.

In order to do that, follow the steps mentioned underneath.

  • First, hit the combination of keys ‘Windows + S’ to launch the search section. Now, inside that window, type in the text “internet options”. Then, from the result of that search, choose the ‘Internet Options’ item.
  • At this moment, a new window will come up with the name ‘Internet Properties’. Within that window, choose the ‘Security’ tab. Under that tab, go to the ‘Select a zone to view or change security settings’ section, choose the ‘Trusted sites’ option.
  • After that, move to the section ‘Security level for this zone’ and just put the slider from the upper part to the ‘Medium-low’ option.
  • Next, click on ‘Apply’ and then on the ‘OK’ button.
  • Now, reboot the computer and then open Microsoft Edge to see whether this error gets resolved or not.
  • Locate and then choose the ‘Custom level…’ button. This will launch a new ‘Security Settings – Trusted Site Zone’ dialog box. In this dialog box, navigate to the ‘Download unsigned ActiveX controls’ option and then, select the ‘Enable’ radio button.
  • Lastly, tap on the ‘OK’ button.

Set the Time and Date Correctly

If the time and date are not correctly set, then you can get the Microsoft Edge certificate error. The best way to get rid of this problem is to set the date and time settings of the Windows in a proper way. Follow the steps below to do it.

  • First, navigate to the bottom right corner of the taskbar and click on the time and date option. This will launch a popup menu. From that menu locate and then choose the ‘Adjust date/time’ option.
  • A new window that has a title ‘Date and Time’ will open. Examine the current time and date set. Now, if it is correct, then no need to alter, otherwise go to the ‘Set time automatically’ option and then turn it off.
  • Now, wait for ten seconds and then turn that option ‘On’. To set the time and date of the system manually, you need to tap on the ‘Change’ button.
  • Finally, restart the computer and see if this method resolves the issue or not.

Uninstall Security Software

Due to a conflict with the security software installed and the computer, there’s a chance for you to face this problem. Now, the effective solution to resolve this issue is to remove the security application from the computer. Here is the procedure on how to do it.

  • First, tap on the combination of the keys ‘Windows + R’ together. This will launch a new dialog box called ‘Run’ on the lower left edge of the screen.
  • After that, in the dialog box, type in the following text ‘control panel’ on the empty space beside the ‘Open:’ label and then hit the ‘OK’ button.
  • Next, a new ‘Control Panel’ window will come up. Inside that window, there will be various categories of computer settings which can be adjusted by you.
  • Now, out of those settings categories, choose the ‘Programs’ category. Now, a new page within this window will come up, in it, select the first option ‘Programs and Features’.
  • At this moment, another new page will appear with the heading ‘Uninstall or change a program’. Within that page, there will be a list which contains all the applications installed on the computer.
  • Next, from that list, find and then choose the security software and right-click on it. After that, from the floating menu choose the ‘Uninstall’ option. 
  • As soon as you do that, a new uninstaller window will come up. Follow the information on this screen and accordingly choose the ‘Uninstall’ button to remove this application.
  • Once the removal process of the software gets over, restart the computer and examine whether the Certificate error still appears or not.

Deactivate the Mismatch Warnings of the Certificate Address

When the certificate address mismatch warnings option is active, then you might face the Microsoft Edge error. The efficient answer to resolve this problem is to deactivate the ‘Warn about certificate address mismatch’ option from the ‘Internet Properties’.

  • First, go to the right edge of the taskbar and then choose the ‘Network’ icon. This will open the popup window, from the bottom of which, select the ‘Open Network and Settings Center’.
  • Now, a new window with the title ‘Network and Sharing Center’ will show up. Within this window, go to the left panel and then at the bottom, choose ‘Internet Options’.
  • A new ‘Internet Properties’ dialog box will open up. Inside that dialog box, go to the ‘Settings’ section, then go to bottom ‘Security’ subsection and then put a checkmark beside ‘Warn about certificates address mismatch.’
  • Next, hit the ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’ buttons respectively.

Procedure to Make a New User Profile

If the user profile of the Windows system malfunctions due to some internal issue, then there is a chance for you to encounter this problem. The answer to getting rid of this problem is to create a new user profile. Here are the steps on how can you do it in a proper way.

  • First, press both the ‘Windows + I’ keys simultaneously. This will launch a new ‘Settings’ application window. 
  • Inside that window, there are various settings categories for the Windows Operating System, which you can change whenever there is a requirement.
  • Locate and then choose the ‘Accounts’ category. Then, from the page that comes up, go to the left pane and select the ‘Family & other people’ option.
  • Next, move to the right pane and then, choose the ‘Add someone else to this PC’ option. As soon as you do that, a popup menu will come up, in it, choose the ‘I don’t have this person’s sign-in information’ link.
  • Now, another floating prompt menu will come up, where, select the ‘Add a user without a Microsoft account’ link. Then, input the user name and password on the proper fields and then select the ‘Next’ button.
  • At last, restart the computer and see if the issue gets resolved or not.

Utilize the Windows Powershell

You can resolve the Microsoft Edge certificate error by running a specific “certutil” command on the “Windows PowerShell” application. To do that follow the steps below.

  • First, right-click on the ‘Windows’ logo to launch the ‘Options Menu’. Next, within that menu, select the ‘Windows PowerShell (Admin)’ option.
  • Now, a new blue background window will appear, with a name ‘Windows PowerShell’. 
  • Now, within that window, type in the following command “certutil -setreg chainEnableWeakSignatureFlags 8” and then tap on the ‘Enter’ key to execute.
  • Wait for this command to execute fully. Once the execution gets over, quit the ‘Command Prompt’ window
  • Lastly, restart the computer and then see whether the Edge Certificate error still appears or not.

Conclusion

You can easily resolve the Microsoft Edge error if you follow all the methods given in this article, carefully and minutely. 

But, if even after following each and every step, the issue is not fixed, then do not worry a bit.

Just, provide all the details of the problems that you encounter in the comment section below. We will get back to you as early as possible.

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