Error: "This site is not secure" when accessing a website in Edge


This site is not secure

This might mean that someone's trying to fool you or steal any info you send to the server. You should close this site immediately.


When you visit a website, your browser sends a request to the server where the site is hosted. The browser then has to validate the certificate installed on the site to ensure it is up to current privacy standards. Other things that also take place include the TLS handshake, the certificate being checked against the certificate authority, and decryption of the certificate.

If the browser finds that the certificate isn't valid, it will automatically try to prevent you from reaching the site. This feature is built into web browsers to protect the user. If the certificate isn't set up correctly, this means data can't be encrypted properly and therefore the site is unsafe to visit. Instead of loading the site, it will deliver the error message above.


The error can only be permanently resolved by the owner of the website.


CAUTION: You should only follow these steps if you know and trust the website you are trying to access.

1) Click Details.

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2) Click Go on to the webpage.

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You will be able to access the website.