I cannot see the Extended Validation Certificate

On MyEtherWallet(.com) you should be able to see the Extended Validation Certificate (EV SSL) in your URL bar. However, some anti-virus applications like BitDefender prevent you from seeing the EV SSL. These anti-virus applications essentialy perform a man-in-the-middle attack, simply put it scans all your traffic from and to MyEtherWallet by replacing the original SSL certificate.

Here is what it should look like:

When using BitDefender, you will see something like this:

This can cause a security risk, as you are not able to verify if you are on the right URL. Fortunately, there is a way to solve this, by disabling the SSL scanning feature of your anti-virus application.

How to disable SSL scanning

If you are using BitDefender, please follow these steps in order to solve the issue:

  1. Open BitDefender.
  2. Click on View Features.
  3. Click on the settings icon under the Web Protection section.
  4. Disable the Scan SSL option.

Now, if you restart your browser, you should be able to see the EV SSL on MyEtherWallet.

If you are using another anti-virus application and you are having this issue, the steps should be very similar. Look for web protection settings in the anti-virus configuration and look for something similar to SSL scanning.




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