Full Fix: Microsoft Edge Certificate error navigation blocked

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Windows & Software Expert
Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as... read more
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  • Certificate error navigation blocked is a message that sometimes pops up in Microsoft Edge.
  • It might be a matter of adjusting some settings, and we'll walk you through the details in this article.
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A lot of users reported that they get Certificate navigation blocked error message when using Microsoft Edge. This error prevents them from accessing any website.

Before moving on, we list here similar issues that users reported in other browsers or instances:

  • Certificate error navigation blocked (IE11) – Try changing your Internet Options and check if that helps.
  • Certificate error navigation blocked (Chrome, Firefox) – Check your antivirus settings and make sure that it does not interfere with your browser.
  • Certificate error navigation blocked (Gmail) – We advise you to remove any third-party applications that might interfere with your system.
  • Certificate error navigation blocked (No Continue option)
  • Certificate error navigation blocked on every website

Luckily, there are a few solutions that you can try to troubleshoot the issue, and some of them are not restricted to Microsoft Edge.

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How can I fix Certificate error navigation blocked in MS Edge?

1. Remove Trusteer Rapport

  1. Type Control Panel in the home screen search bar and select Programs and Features.
  2. Find Trusteer Rapport, right-click on it, and select Uninstall.

Or better yet, to use uninstaller software. In addition to removing programs, the uninstaller software will also remove all files and registry entries associated with that application.

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.

2. Make sure that your date and time are correct

  1. Click the clock in the bottom right corner.
  2. Click Adjust date/time.Certificate error navigation blocked IE11
  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.
    Certificate error navigation blocked Chrome
  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.

3. Change the Security level

  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter internet options. Select Internet Options from the menu.
    Certificate error navigation blocked Chrome
  2. Go to the Security tab and click Trusted sites. Lower the Security level for this zone to Medium-low.
    Certificate error navigation blocked Gmail
  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 the Security tab. Now you need to do the following:

  1. Click the Custom level button.
    Certificate error navigation blocked no continue option
  2. Locate Download unsigned ActiveX controls and set it to Enable (not secure) or to Prompt.
    Certificate error navigation blocked Gmail
  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.

4. Disable certificate address mismatch warnings

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

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

5. Use Command Prompt

  1. Press Windows Key + I and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
  2. If Command Prompt isn’t available, you can also use Powershell (Admin).
    Certificate error navigation blocked no continue option
  3. When Command Prompt opens, run the following command and hit Enter: certutil -setreg chainEnableWeakSignatureFlags 8
    Certificate error navigation blocked on every website

After the command is performed, restart your PC and check if your problem is resolved.

6. Check your antivirus software

Sometimes your antivirus can interfere with Microsoft Edge and cause the mentioned error to appear. So you might want to change its configuration and disable certain settings.

If that doesn’t work, you might want to consider disabling or removing your antivirus completely. However, we rather advise you to switch to a different antivirus solution that won’t interfere with other processes running on your PC.

There are plenty of good antivirus software that have great internet protection features. Blocking attacks before they get a chance to infect your PC is one of the main purposes of these software.

Good antivirus software have comprehensive threat databases that are updated in real-time. On top of that, most of them include built-in VPNs to ensure browsing privacy.

7. Create a new user profile

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Now go to the Accounts section.
    Certificate error navigation blocked IE11
  3. From the menu on the left select Family & other people. Now in the right pane click Add someone else to this PC.
    Certificate error navigation blocked Gmail
  4. Choose I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
    Certificate error navigation blocked no continue option
  5. Select Add a user without a Microsoft account option.
    Certificate error navigation blocked on every website
  6. Enter the desired user name and click Next to proceed.
    Certificate error navigation blocked IE11

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.

As you have seen, the Certificate navigation blocked error in Microsoft Edge can be fixed in most cases using the first recommended solutions, but if that doesn’t work, try going through each of the other solutions.

We’d like to hear which one worked for you, so feel free to use the comments section to drop us line.

More guides and tutorials on this browser can be found in the Edge Hub on our website.

See the Browser Errors page, as well, where we cover a lot of similar topics related to all browsers.

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