I'm not going to apologise for the length of incredibly valuable free advice, and I get nothing from it - unlike Microsoft. I just see in everyone, the victim-in-waiting I used to be. I'm not wise or anything now. I'm just the victim now.
But people have been conditioned not to think. A paragraph? Come on man, I get my news in sound-bytes. That's the only way I can LEARN about stuff. OMG look at that. I didn't come here for War & Peace. I just want my freaking downloads to work.
Your downloads were broken. When they were fixed, you believe them to be broken. Chrome has now broken it again for you, for the next build. The new version "changes the logic" - lol cute. That guy has ability with words. They've changed the logic right back, to illogical. Hey, the consumer dictates the market but the consumer doesn't dictate what's logical. There is nothing logical about this insanity. Chrome "changed the logic" back, you'll be UNPROTECTED in the next build. Whatever were they thinking, looking out for you like that.
Why am I even bothering? I got this vaguest of reads you were the sort of guy intelligent enough to want to be correct. Your posts are just all the way around back to front - it's tragic. The certificates? Comodo are god damn fraudsters. They'll tell you it was a mistake. We all make mistakes. I'm not saying they should be lined up and shot. I'm not saying they shouldn't be. I'm saying they should't be in the business, where they make mistakes like that, so many people get hurt. You think certificates aren't important? You're right. Because IE is corrupted. Oh I never say anything I cannot prove. You may request proof if you're interested.
Chrome doesn't issue certificates to themselves. Only Microsoft do that, via Verisign. Comodo made a mistake. Got fooled, they say. Google. Yahoo. All these giants, they were tricked by representatives of these Giant companies - maybe they wore really nice suits. And had fancy laminated IDs. Or maybe their subsidiary was tricked. Fraud is more complex now, than in Verisign's day. They gave two Root Certificates set for ALL PURPOSES to Microsoft over a decade ago. Would you believe it, they were tricked as well. Little hazy on the details. Not sure there is any. Because that happens all the time. It's no problem, Microsoft say without anger - or investigation. Or sanction. People only need to do these steps (which no one could possibly be expected to do until it's too late), and then they'll be protected.
How do I know all this? I woke up one day with all those Microsoft Trusted Root Certificates and dozens more - Expired in 1999? No problem. Still functioning as my Trusted Root for all Purposes. It's in my Trusted Root folder. Set for all purposes, plus some Advanced ones I don't understand. Oh they were marked Fraudulent. But they were in my Trusted Root Store. I asked Microsoft why. Then I took a fork to my boxers. But then I repeat myself.
For how long? How the heck would I know - do you skim that store routinely? I've followed all Microsoft's ridiculous steps to place the correct Certs in the correct stores. Now all the Comodo certs and Revocation List certs, are in the correct Untrusted store. It's full of them. It took me a long time. It takes me a long time. Every time. Because I keep waking up and they're back in my Trusted Root store. Magically.
I think that's the reason, for the mistakes. Which were not satisfactorily explained. Both companies still certifying who is Trusted or Not. For a fee. Do you trust them? Their history is spotty. I'm not sure you should trust them. Kinda sure you shouldn't.
If you still do, I've wasted some time I guess. If not, thank god. 1 down, a few billion to go.