How to Remove VeriSign

Written by greg lindberg
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How to Remove VeriSign
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The VeriSign certificate is a trusted root digital certificate that is used with Internet Explorer that gives a user security authorisation for viewing specific websites. If you no longer need the VeriSign certificate or if you want to reinstall it, you can manually remove it using the Internet Explorer web browser. When removing the VeriSign certificate, it’s import to export the certificate file to a folder on your computer in case you need to restore the file in the future.

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  1. 1

    Open the Internet Explorer web browser on your computer and click on the “Tools” option from the top toolbar menu.

  2. 2

    Click on the “Internet Options” button and the "Internet Options" dialogue box will appear.

  3. 3

    Click the “Content” tab, then the “Certificates” option. Click the “Trusted Root Certification Authorities” tab.

  4. 4

    Click on the “VeriSign” certificate, then click the “Export” button. Locate and click on the folder to which you want to export the certificate. Click the “Export” button again.

  5. 5

    Click on the “VeriSign” certificate again and then click on the “Remove” button. Click on “Yes.”

  6. 6

    Click on the “Close” button and then click on the “OK” button to save your changes. Restart your computer and the certificate will be successfully removed.

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