I've been having an issue getting a secure connection to websites. And being the novice that I am, have no understanding of certificates, ssl, exceptions, fingerprints, and everything else that I have since come across while researching what to do about my browser connection problem. My fear is that somehow my browser has become compromised and the certificates altered. Also, there was one occasion shortly before the problem in which I found myself foolishly playing in the registry altering and deleting things. (don't ask why)
I'm pretty sure certificates were what got changed and deleted when I was messing around in the registry. I'm trying to import the old certificates that were lost but can't find some. Maybe that normal I'm not sure. When I view certificates through IE there are none for "personal," "other people," and "untrusted publishers." There is only 1 certificate for "trusted publishers," Is that normal? There is a good amount for "intermediate" and "root."
I decided t check the registry at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates and no matter what certif i clicked on the registry showed:
(Default) (REG_SZ) (Value not set)
Is that a problem?