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    certificate errors

    If this is in the wrong place, would one of the site's admins move it please:

    I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 SP1. I use Hotmail via Outlook.com.

    I haven't done any Windows updates for a few weeks, but recently when I open any email I get a certificate error message. The date and time are correct on my machine.

    Can anyone help me resolve this issue, please?

    Thank you,
    Dick

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    If this fits your issue, ther are a few workarounds here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-a64b49602ded

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    No Joy. Now I'm also getting certificate errors when trying to view something on YouTube that I've been able to access in the past.

    Dick

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    Since this is cropping up in more than one place it looks as if it may be a problem in your PC.

    That is usually the time setting, but you say you have checked that. Did you check your regional settings too ?

    If that's all OK, there may be a hitch with your Root Certificates themselves, usually down to the update process failing. That would indeed result in at first one, then a growing list, of sites reporting invalid Certificates.

    That in turn is usually caused when your Firewall blocks the access for automatic updating.

    Google will find you ways to update the Certificates manually, and you can find ideas on Firewall settings which may restore automatic updates.

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    Thanks MartinM. I made a "lucky" guess before getting your reply. I noticed that my Bitdefender Internet Security 2018 suite had not update for a couple of days, so I did a manual update of same. After rebooting, my certificate errors have gone away.
    Thank you for sticking with me with your helpful reponses.
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    Dick

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    Makes sense

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