Outdated: Windows XP Component - Removing "Update Root Certificates"

This section provides a tutorial example on how to remove the 'Update Root Certificates' component from Windows XP system to stop root certificates getting into your computer automatically.

From the previous tutorial, we now know that IE 8 works with Windows XP "Update Root Certificates" component to automatically install root certificates on my computer.

If you think this is a bad idea because of security concerns, you can disable the "Update Root Certificates" component to stop root certificates getting into your computer automatically.

1. Click "Start" button, then click "Control Panel" in the menu.

2. Double-click "Add or Remove Programs" on Control Panel.

3. Click "Add/Remove Windows Components" in the menu on the left side. The Windows Component Wizard shows up.

4. Scroll down the list of components to find "Update Root Certificates", and uncheck the check box next to "Update Root Certificates":

Update Root Certificates on Windows XP
Removing "Update Root Certificates" on Windows XP

5. Click "Next", then click "Finish".

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer) 10

 Using HTTPS with Chrome 40

 Using HTTPS with Firefox 35

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Certificate Stores and Certificate Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word 2007

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Windows XP Component "Update Root Certificates"

Outdated: Windows XP Component - Removing "Update Root Certificates"

 Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Page

 Outdated: IE 8 Displaying Certificate Error Icon

 Outdated: Viewing Certificate Path Validation Error in IE 8

 Outdated: Importing Root Certificate from a File to IE 8

 References

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