How to Clear Certificate Errors

By Jason Candanedo

Certificate errors appear when Internet Explorer detects that a website's security certificate contains invalid data. The security certificate is designed to protect your system from malicious websites. You can use Microsoft Registry Editor to remove and clear certificate errors.

Step 1

Click "Start" on the Windows desktop and click "Run." Type "regedit" into the "Run" text field and click "OK." This opens the Microsoft Registry Editor.

Step 2

Go to the left-side pane and double click the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" entry. Open "SOFTWARE," then "Microsoft," "Internet Explorer," "Main" and finally, "Feature Control."

Step 3

Click "New" and click "Key" in the menu.

Step 4

Type the following into the new key box:FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312 Then press the "Enter" key.

Step 5

Type "iexplore.exe" into the value box and press "Enter."

Step 6

Select "Modify" in the edit menu and enter the number "1" into the modification area. Click "OK" to save changes.