Certificate Checks, are there 2 kinds?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by bopbop, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. bopbop

    bopbop Registered Member

    Sep 27, 2016
    First of all, I might be wrong about all of this. I'm a total noob.

    I think there seemingly are 2 kinds of cert checks.

    A- Browser based

    B- Windows (operating system) based

    1- For A's certificates to be updated, does that browser make that connection or does it use a windows service for updating?

    2- For B, I think it checks certificates when you start an installer like "CCleaner Setup", see here "Windows Explorer"(Not Internet Explorer) made connections, it sure seems certificate related https://s15.postimg.org/eux7zqpff/Winexplorer_phoning.jpg

    But Windows Explorer also made other connections, are those also cert updates? see here: https://s21.postimg.org/cqjfm3z9j/Windows_explorer_connects.jpg

    I'd like to only use Windows Explorer for what it is, browsing my files. What are those connections and how do I disable them? (Other than blocking with firewall)

    Edit: I think I've found "Cryptographic Services" making that akamai connections.

    Screenshot: https://postimg.org/image/4p1urdaz1/d94bc54c/

    So which one is checking for certs? Svchost or Windows explorer or both? What is the disabling method of cert update checks for B ?