Windows update causes computer date change, wipes out website certificates

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    Mar 12, 2015 6:04 PM GMT
    Google.com is missing its certificates??, according to my antivirus system. Overnight my computer was acting up, rebooting itself, like a Windows update would and staying in DOS mode or wanting to go into the BIOS.

    Internet Explorer, thru antivirus, is warning me of google certificate invalid, i have google set to home page in IE. So i used Chrome to search for google.com and the same thing, invalid google certificate

    WTF, is going on?



    There is a problem with this website’s security certificate.


    The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority.

    The security certificate presented by this website has expired or is not yet valid.

    Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server.

    We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this website.


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    Mar 12, 2015 6:07 PM GMT
    Try this link, see if you get the same certificate issue (in https, the (s) is a secure connection)


    https://www.google.com/

    http://www.google.com/
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    Mar 12, 2015 6:23 PM GMT

    This is what i see when clicking on google.com using Chrome icon_eek.gif



    Your connection is not private

    Attackers might be trying to steal your information from www.google.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards).

    www.google.com normally uses encryption to protect your information. When Chrome tried to connect to www.google.com this time, the website sent back unusual and incorrect credentials. Either an attacker is trying to pretend to be www.google.com, or a Wi-Fi sign-in screen has interrupted the connection. Your information is still secure because Chrome stopped the connection before any data was exchanged.

    You cannot visit www.google.com right now because the website uses HSTS. Network errors and attacks are usually temporary, so this page will probably work later.

    NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID

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    Mar 12, 2015 6:55 PM GMT
    Google, Yahoo, You Tube and Facebook are all missing their certificates!!!

    WTF..........big social media hack going on icon_question.gif
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    Mar 12, 2015 7:55 PM GMT
    Fixed, and found the problem icon_confused.gif


    Very strange why Windows 7 Auto update changes my computers date. This is the second time, recently, the date on my computer has changed to a different date, first time changed to 2002 and this time changed to 2009. This is the first time I noticed the website certificate warnings, but traced the change to the auto update feature.

    Apparently, website certificates are dated, somehow connected to your version of Windows. This also may explain why it seemed the BIOS was accessed. The computer BIOS (hardware) has its own set clock separate from the Windows OS (software). Computer (hardware) probably recognized a mismatch in the two dates, its own date and the software date, may be thought a hack had occurred and shut down many website access.

    I manually reset the software date/clock (not the BIOS) and I ran a separate, manual Windows update. This fixed the certificate(s) problem. I may now have to disable Windows auto update now that Microsoft has discontinued Windows 7 support.
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    Mar 13, 2015 6:13 AM GMT
    Thanks for the warning on Windows 7. Yesterday had a major update on a Win 8.1 device without any surprises (yet)!
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    Mar 13, 2015 7:20 AM GMT
    Homerk saidThanks for the warning on Windows 7. Yesterday had a major update on a Win 8.1 device without any surprises (yet)!


    MS cut off Win 8.1 security updates last year, how are you still getting them? I have Win 7 Professional, MS has not yet set a cut off date for this version so I continue to get auto updates from them. MS auto update was the ultimate cause of my Win 7 date change, that forced my hardware into the American MegaTrends BIOS.

    Just watch for any software date change on your device while updating your Windows version

    Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/2607741/microsoft-windows/microsoft-confirms-it-s-dropping-windows-8-1-support.html
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    Mar 14, 2015 3:23 AM GMT
    "Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/2607741/microsoft-windows/microsoft-confirms-it-s-dropping-windows-8-1-support.html"
    Thank you for the advance warning. So those of us on Win8.1 have until May before the automatic updates stop. I find multiple updates throughout the day every distracting on my Win 8.1 OS device. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 14, 2015 5:31 AM GMT
    ELNathB saidWindows update causes computer date change, wipes out website certificates
    You actually update windows?

    That's stupid. An update is nothing more than a pre-release beta "fix" that they use customers to beta test.

    Turn off your auto-updates and only update when a new(er) version has been proven to be effective.