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Can't get to website becuase of Security Warning (Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead, SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN).

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When I go to a business website ( I get this message (see question). When I look at the certificate it is from a different business's website ( I use both websites often.

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There is security software like Avast, Kaspersky, BitDefender and ESET that intercept secure connection certificates and send their own.

Websites don't load - troubleshoot and fix error messages

What do the security warning codes mean

  • uses an invalid security certificate SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN
  • configured their website improperly

How to troubleshoot the error code "SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER" on secure websites

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Thank you for your help. Yes, I am using ESET AV and will follow that lead.

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One other thing - It only happens sometimes. If I reboot usually I don't have a problem.

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But it comes back, yes?

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Yes, after a reboot, it will work for a while. I haven't figured out what triggers ESet to later report the security risk.

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You should contact ESet support.