Internet Explorer

“Certificate has expired . . .continue loading this page?”

Netscape Navigator/Communicator

“Certificate Authority is expired . . .you may continue or cancel this


This error may results because of one or more expired site certificates
in your browser. Some older Macintosh and PC versions of Internet Explorer
and Netscape Navigator/Communicator may receive this error when browsing
to secure web sites (SSL). Secure web sites are commonly used for online
banking and when making online purchases.

When certificates are handed over to your browser from a Certificate Authority
(CA), these certificates are given an expiration date. Many older browsers’
certificates have been set to expire on Dec.31, 1999 at 12:00am. This is
not a Y2K related problem nor is it related to your Earthlink connection
to the Internet.


The best solution, recommended by the browser manufacturers, is to upgrade
to the latest version of your browser. You may still proceed to load the
web page in your browser, and it should load as a secure connection; although
this is not recommended, as it is a potential security risk. Also, when
proceeding to load the page, you will not see a solid key or closed lock
icon on the bottom of your browser, which normally indicates a secure connection
to the web site.


Netscape indicates that you should update your browser if it is older than
version 4.06 (August 1998). Newer versions of the browser that do NOT need
to be upgrade include: 4.06, 4.07, 4.08, 4.5, 4.51, 4.6, 4.61 and 4.7)

For more related info from Netscape click here:


Microsoft indicates that this problem will effect Internet Explorer version
3.03 for Windows 3.1 and NT 3.51, version 3.xx for Windows 9x and NT 4.0,
and version 4.5 for Macintosh. In addition, any Internet Explorer version
that has this problem should be upgraded to the newest version available
for your Operating System.

For more related info from Microsoft click on one of the following links:

For more information about Security Certificates, just go here:

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