Disable changes to security certificates in content tab of Internet Explorer

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This setting prevents making changes to security certificates in content tab of Internet Options.
Level: Recommended For Experts Only
The certificates are used to identify you, authorities, publishers and to verify the contents offered in the websites. These certificates have full information about their owners. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below after creating the subkey, \control panel\, if it does not exist. Create a dword value name certificates in the right panel, if it does not exist. Right-click it and modify the data value with 1 to enable the setting and 0 to disable it. Click ok and close the registry editor. After restart of ie, changes take effect. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.


First, click the Start button, and select Run. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit"
Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\] and create a new key "Internet Explorer"
Third, create a subkey "Control Panel" under "Internet Explorer".
Fourth, create a DWORD value "Certificates".
Now,right-click on "Certificates" and select 'Modify'
Finally, set the "Value Data" to 1 in the textbox provided and click on 'OK'.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Certificates
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry

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