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06-Nov-2010, 12:42 PM #1
Question Security Alert for "a248.e.akamai.net" Certificate
Lately, every time I boot up my computer, I'm getting a Security Alert on a certificate because "the name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site."

If I view the certificate, I can see it was issued by GTE CyberTrust Global Root to "a248.e.akamai.net".

I've done some poking around on the web, and I've found that Akamai is a company that does Internet caching and that it's not uncommon for internet requests to be rerouted through an Akamai server.

However, I'm not using a browser when this happens. It just pops up as soon as the computer is booting up. So I'm thinking that some program on my computer is trying to access the internet on boot-up (possibly to check for updates), and there's this bad certificate.

My question is: How do I find the program that is causing this certificate to appear? Maybe I can reinstall it, or tell it to stop looking for updates or something. This happens every time on boot-up. If I don't accept the certificate, it reappears the next time on boot. If I do accept it, it reappears next boot anyway. Kinda annoying.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
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06-Nov-2010, 01:01 PM #2
Do you have an online game installed that uses a launcher program?
Something like ijji reactor would be an example.
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06-Nov-2010, 01:11 PM #3
I do have Civilization 5 installed, which uses Steam. However, Civ 5 (and Steam) have been installed for several weeks before this cropped up. Also, both the game and Steam seem to work fine (or at least as "fine" as they did before). And, while I think Civ 5 has an online option, I've only ever played against the computer. Do you think it could be Civ or Steam?
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06-Nov-2010, 01:11 PM #4
check your system date & time are correct
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06-Nov-2010, 01:28 PM #5
I have checked that, and they are correct.
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07-Nov-2010, 10:31 AM #6
Same problem
I have the same problem - cannot figure out what is causing it. I tried to restore the system to a date before this pop up started, no joy. I am using windows 7 home edition. Any help most appreciated.
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