I was looking at the certificates on my local PC (Win 7 64-bit) and found one in the "trusted root certification authorities" section that has the same "Issued To" and "Issued By" names (as do most of the "trusted roots") --


Google has 0 references to this. It seems likely that this is a fraudulent certificate (whose presence makes me rather unhappy). Is there a reason to do anything other than delete it? (I could export it first, making it possible to bring it back.)

Any advice / opinion?

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If you don't recognize the common name of the certificate, or don't know where it came from, delete it. If it's from a website, it will likely prompt you to accept it again when you revisit anyway. If this is a work machine you should consult your IT Personnel, but if this is a personal machine, I would just get rid of it and keep going. It's a self signed cert which are questionable to begin with in most cases.

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