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How do I remove a certificate with Internet Explorer (IE)?

How do I remove a certificate with Internet Explorer (IE)?


Note: This article applies to IE 5.5 or better and applies to all types of digital certificates.

1. Open Internet Options.

Note: This can be done from within the Control Panel, Right-clicking on IE and clicking on Properties or from within IE itself.

To open from within IE:

Tools -> Internet Options

Note: Since IE 7 the menu bar is hidden by default. Instead please click on the Tools button and select Internet Options.


2. Click the Content tab then the Certificates button.


This opens up the Windows Certificate Manager for the Current User




3. Click on the Personal tab.

4. Click on the certificate that is to be removed and then click the Remove button.
Note: The Remove button will become clickable once a certificate is highlighted.

You will now be prompted to remove the certificate.




5. Click Yes to remove the certificate.
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