Full Fix: Microsoft Edge Certificate error navigation blocked

By: Milan Stanojevic
7 minute read

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Microsoft released a new browser with Windows 10, and even though Microsoft Edge has a lot to offer to its users, it still has certain issues. Users reported Microsoft Edge Certificate navigation blocked error. This error will prevent you from accessing your favorite websites, but there are few solutions that you can try.

Microsoft Edge Certificate error navigation blocked, how to fix it?

Microsoft Edge Certificate error navigation blocked error can prevent you from accessing your favorite websites, and it can be a big problem. Speaking of this error, here are some of the similar issues that users reported:

  • Certificate error navigation blocked IE11 – This error message can appear sometimes in Internet Explorer 11. If that happens, try changing your Internet Options and check if that helps.
  • Certificate error navigation blocked Chrome, Firefox – Third-party browsers can be affected by this error. To fix the issue, be sure to check your antivirus settings and make sure that your antivirus isn’t interfering with your browser.
  • Certificate error navigation blocked Gmail – According to users, this error can appear while trying to access Gmail in your web browser. This can be caused by third-party applications on your PC, so we advise you to remove any applications that might interfere with your system.
  • Certificate error navigation blocked no continue option – When this error appears, there’s usually a Continue option available. However, if this option isn’t available for you, you might be able to solve this problem with one of our solutions.
  • Certificate error navigation blocked on every website – In worst case scenario, this error can appear on every website you try to visit. If that’s the case, it’s advised to check your date and time and make sure that it’s correct.

Solution 1 – Make sure that your date and time is correct

This error commonly occurs if your date or time isn’t correct. To fix this issue be sure to check your time and date. Many online certificates are valid during a certain time period, and if your date doesn’t match the defined time period you’ll encounter a certificate error. To fix this problem check your time and date by following these steps:

  1. Click the clock in the bottom right corner.
  2. Click Adjust date/time.
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  3. Check if your date and time are correct.
  4. If the date or time isn’t correct, turn off Set time automatically option and turn it back on.
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  5. Alternatively, you can click the Change button and set the time and date manually.

After setting the correct time and date, the issue with certificate navigation blocked in Edge should be fixed.


Solution 2 – Remove Trusteer Rapport software

Users reported that this issue occurs if you have Trusteer Rapport software installed. If you’re having Certificate error navigation blocked in Microsoft Edge, you might want to consider disabling or uninstalling Trusteer Rapport. After the software is removed, the issue with certificate should be resolved.

If certain application is causing this error on your PC, the best way to remove it is to use an uninstaller software. In case you’re not familiar, uninstaller software is a special program that can remove any application from your PC. In addition to removing the application, uninstaller software will also remove all files and registry entries associated with that application. As a result, you’ll make sure that the leftover files don’t interfere with your system in any way.

There are many great uninstaller applications available, but one of the best is IOBit Uninstaller.  This application is simple to use, and it should be able to remove almost any application from your PC, along with all associated files.

After you remove the problematic application with one of these tools, the issue should be permanently resolved and everything will start working again.

Few users are also suggesting to disable Entrust certificate so you might want to try that as well. If Entrust certificate isn’t causing this problem, you might want to disable a different certificate.


Solution 3 – Ignore the error and continue

This is a just a workaround, but users reported that you can avoid this issue simply by ignoring it and clicking through it. Keep in mind that this workaround isn’t recommended, and there might be some security issues if you decide to use it.


Solution 4 – Change the Security level

Reducing the security isn’t always the best solution, but according to users you should be able to fix this problem by reducing the Security level to Medium-low. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter internet options. Select Internet Options from the menu.
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  2. Go to Security tab and click Trusted sites. Lower the Security level for this zone to Medium-low.
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  3. Click Apply and OK to save changes.
  4. Restart your browser and check if the issue is resolved.

Users are also suggesting to change ActiveX controls. To do that, open Internet Options and go to Security tab. Now you need to do the following:

  1. Click the Custom level button.
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  2. Locate Download unsigned ActiveX controls and set it to Enable (not secure) or to Prompt.
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  3. Click OK to save changes.

Keep in mind that changing ActiveX settings can cause security issues, therefore use extra caution if you decide to change ActiveX settings.


Solution 5 – Disable certificate address mismatch warnings

According to users, you might be able to fix Microsoft Edge Certificate error navigation blocked error simply by making a few changes in Internet Options section. Sometimes Warn about certificates address mismatch option can cause this problem to appear, and in order to fix the issue, it’s advised to disable it. To do that, just follow these steps:

  1. Open Internet Options.
  2. Navigate to the Advanced tab. List of settings will now appear. Disable Warn about certificates address mismatch option and click Apply and OK.
    Certificate error navigation blocked Firefox

After doing that, your security settings will be changed and the issue should be resolved.


Solution 6 – Check your antivirus software

Sometimes your antivirus can interfere with Microsoft Edge and cause this problem to appear. If you suspect that your security software is the problem, you might want to change its configuration and disable certain settings.

If that doesn’t work, you might want to consider disabling your antivirus completely. Sometimes the issue can persist even if you disable your antivirus. In that case, you might have to remove your antivirus.

Once you uninstall your antivirus, check if the issue still persists. If not, it means that your antivirus was somehow interfering with your system. To make sure that your system is secure and prevent any future problems, you might want to consider switching to a different antivirus solution.

There are many great antivirus applications on the market, but Bitdefender, Panda Antivirus, and BullGuard offer the best protection. All these tools offer great security, and they won’t interfere with your system in any way, so be sure to try them out.


Solution 7 – Use Command Prompt

Several users reported that they fixed Microsoft Edge Certificate error navigation blocked error simply by running a few commands in Command Prompt. This is a quick and simple solution, and you can perform it by doing the following:

  1. Open Command Prompt as administrator. You can do that quickly by pressing Windows Key + I and choosing Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu. If Command Prompt isn’t available, you can also use Powershell (Admin).
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  2. When Command Prompt opens, run certutil -setreg chain\EnableWeakSignatureFlags 8 command.
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After the command is performed, restart your PC and check if your problem is resolved.


Solution 8 – Create a new user profile

If you’re frequently getting Microsoft Edge Certificate error navigation blocked message, the problem might be caused by your user account. To fix the problem, you might have to create a new user account. This is rather simple and you can do it by following these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Now go to Accounts section.
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  3. From the menu on the left select Family & other people. Now in the right pane click Add someone else to this PC.
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  4. Choose I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
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  5. You’ll be asked to sign-in with your Microsoft account. Select Add a user without a Microsoft account option.
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  6. Enter the desired user name and click Next to proceed.
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After switching to a new user account, check if the issue still persists. If not, you might have to move all your personal files to a new account and start using it instead of your main account.


Solution 9 – Temporarily switch to a different browser

If you’re getting Microsoft Edge Certificate error navigation blocked message, you might want to consider switching to a different browser, such as Chrome or Firefox. This might not be the best solution, but it might solve the problem for you, so feel free to try it out.

Microsoft Edge Certificate navigation blocked error can be fixed in most cases by adjusting your time and date, but if that doesn’t work, try using any other solution from this article.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.


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