Incorrect Error Message Double-Clicking Lock Icon in SSL-Secured Connection

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When you are connected to a secure site, you can double-click the secure lock icon at the bottom-right of the Internet Explorer window to view the certificate information. After the certificate information is displayed, you may receive the following incorrect error message in the certificate information:
This certificate has failed to verify for all of its intended purposes.
This is an incorrect error message. The certificate is a valid certificate if a secure connection was established.


This behavior is caused by an issue in the way that Internet Explorer reads some of the CERT chain information. This causes in incorrect error message to be displayed in the certificate information window.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:;EN-US;CNTACTMS
NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

This fix should have the following file attributes or later.
Internet Explorer 5.01:

   Date        Time      Size     File name    Language
   10/26/2000  01:54a    356,672  Q269430.exe  BR
   10/25/2000  09:50a    355,648  Q269430.exe  CS
   10/25/2000  09:50a    357,696  Q269430.exe  DE
   07/25/2000  05:16p    421,888  Q269430.exe  EN
   10/25/2000  09:50a    356,672  Q269430.exe  ES
   10/25/2000  09:50a    357,184  Q269430.exe  FR
   10/25/2000  09:50a    356,672  Q269430.exe  IT

Windows NT 4.0:

   Date        Time      Size     File name        Language
   08/11/2000  05:29a    365,936  Q233479i.exe     BR
   08/11/2000  09:48a    366,008  Q233479i.exe     CS
   08/11/2000  05:29a    366,424  Q233479i.exe     DA
   11/09/2000  09:35p    361,518  GerQ233479i.EXE  DE
   07/19/2000  05:41p    360,114  Q233479i.EXE     EN
   08/11/2000  05:28a    366,632  Q233479i.exe     ES
   08/11/2000  05:30a    365,496  Q233479i.exe     FI
   08/11/2000  04:53a    366,688  Q233479i.exe     FR
   08/14/2000  04:46a    366,744  Q233479i.exe     HU
   08/11/2000  04:52a    365,912  Q233479i.exe     IT
   08/11/2000  04:52a    365,920  Q233479i.exe     NL
   08/11/2000  06:17a    365,664  Q233479i.exe     NO
   08/14/2000  04:47a    366,576  Q233479i.exe     PL
   08/14/2000  04:46a    366,136  Q233479i.exe     RU
   08/11/2000  04:51a    365,952  Q233479i.exe     SV

Windows 95:

   Date        Time      Size     File name       Language
   09/29/2000  12:47p    327,328  233479BRZ5.EXE  BR
   09/29/2000  01:33p    325,280  233479CZE5.EXE  CZE
   09/25/2000  02:56p    323,232  233479USA5.EXE  ENG
   09/29/2000  01:32p    327,840  233479FRN5.EXE  FRN
   10/02/2000  12:23p    328,352  233479GER5.EXE  GER
   09/29/2000  01:33p    327,840  233479ITN5.EXE  ITN
   09/29/2000  01:31p    327,328  233479SPA5.EXE  SPA
Windows 98/Windows 98 Second Edition

   Date        Time      Size     File name       Language
   09/29/2000  01:34p    332,448  233479BRZ8.EXE  BRZ
   09/29/2000  02:19p    330,912  233479CZE8.EXE  CZE
   09/24/2000  11:17a    328,352  233479USA8.EXE  ENG
   09/29/2000  01:36p    332,960  233479FRN8.EXE  FRN
   09/29/2000  01:35p    332,960  233479GER8.EXE  GER
   09/29/2000  02:19p    332,960  233479ITN8.EXE  ITN
   09/29/2000  01:34p    332,448  233479SPA8.EXE  SPA


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Note that two hotfixes are required to resolve this behavior. Install the hotfix for the operating system and for your version of Internet Explorer.


Article ID: 269430 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
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