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You may encounter a long delay when you try to visit a secure Web site on a Windows Vista SP1-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that has a certificate with the SIA extension installed

If a certificate that has the subject information access (SIA) extension is installed on a Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, applications that involve certificate validation become very slow. For example, you may experience a delay of 2 to 5 minutes when you visit a secure Web site or when you verify a file signature.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB955805.

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