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Certificates in Windows 8 and which are necesary


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#1 len.moret

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 05:44 AM

Hey All,

 

I am a regular listener to the  pod casts of Steve Gibson on Twit "security now". On every episode there are stories about fraudulent certificates used by several apps and crapware in particular which we could do without. 

To do something about it I opened the certificate manager and saw a frightening long list of certificates of which I could not say if these were ok or not. I tried Microsoft but saw only a list of necessary certificates for Windows up to #7. Moreover that list was so short that it makes me fear for My OS.

 

Can anybody show me to a list of certificates windows 8 really needs and which certificates are not suspect?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Sincerely,

 

Len



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 06:35 AM

Hi len.moret :)

What you could do is to screenshot that list of certificates and post it here so we could take a look at them. This way, we could help you determinate which are safe and which ones aren't.

How to take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool
Follow the instructions below to take a screenshot using Windows' Snipping Tool:
  • Press on the Win Key + R to open the Run box;
  • Enter SnippingTool and press on Enter;
  • The Snipping Tool will open, asking you to choose the area to take in the screenshot;
  • Left click on the area where you want to start the screenshot, keep it, and drag the cursor across the screen;
  • Once done, release the left button to take the screenshot;
  • In the editing window, click on the File menu then Save As;
  • Save the screenshot in a folder that you can access easily;
  • Once done, attach that screenshot to your next reply;

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#3 len.moret

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:19 AM

Hi Aura,

 

The list of certificates is very long and exceeds the borders of my laptop screen. I couldn't get snippy to copy and paste past the borders of my  laptop screen so I tried exporting the certificates to an excel file. I made two which I pasted here under. 

 

Thanks in advance for your effort.

 

Len


Edited by len.moret, 25 February 2015 - 07:51 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:33 AM

Hi Aura,

 

Excel sheets won't post on this forum, can you educate me on how to paste tabular data in these messages. btw Snippy won't post either not even with pastebin.

 

What am I doing wrong here?


Edited by len.moret, 25 February 2015 - 07:51 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:14 AM

If you the document is too large, you won't be able to attach it here since there's an upload limit. Is it an Excel document with your certificates? If so, upload it to ge.tt and post the download URL of that file here.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:11 AM

If you want to post a screenshot of the image upload it to a site such as http://imgur.com/

You might have to break it down into smaller snipped segments.

After it uploads copy the link for BBCode (message boards & forums) and paste the link in your post.

For example, I uploaded an image to imgur.

This is the code for that image

[img]http://i.imgur.com/g3mhXky.png[/img]

When I paste the link in this post this image will be seen

 

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(my grandaughter drew this when she was 4 years old. She called it Rainbow Pig)

Your image may not be this large.

 

 

 


 


Edited by Queen-Evie, 25 February 2015 - 10:12 AM.





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