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Windows 7: I would like to know more about certificates and certificate manager


21 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
I would like to know more about certificates and certificate manager

hello

I am trying to understand my operating system and have come across the Certificate Manager and I do not recognise most of the servers I have permanent connection to or Authorities. I suffer from spam and because of my work, I occasionally pick up a virus. Normally, I would wipe my hard-drive but I would prefer to hunt down the problems - I just lack the knowledge.

Are certificates a source of spam and is it safe to delete them all and only load those that I need, please?


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21 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

What is it that you are seeing? What does Certificate Manager contain? Show us.
My initial response is. DO NOT DELETE anything.
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21 Jul 2012   #3

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Certificates are not a source of spam, they are a way for windows to determine if the software is genuine and compatible.
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22 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I will not delete any files.

I attach a snip of the manager showing some of the files.

Regards.


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22 Jul 2012   #5

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That looks fine. just don't worry about it.
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30 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Dear kado897

I note what you say above but I have received an update from Microsoft that seems to raise some of the issues that I discussed above.

Regards


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30 Jul 2012   #7

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Yes there was a problem. I believe one of the certificate servers was hacked. The update you are talking about was to close that loophole by revoking certificates issues by it.
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