Event ID 11
Event ID 11 appears on screen when Microsoft CTL (Certificate Trust List) Publisher
certificate is expired which exists in CryptnetUrlCache folder. It could be due to
malfunctioning device, an outdated device driver or any other termination issue.
This article is comprehensive workaround to resolve Event ID 11. Follow these
· Use Command Prompt to resolve CTL Issues
· Set Permission on Temporary Directory
· Delete the Content of Some Directories
· Uninstall the Device that is Causing Error
· Download Windows Updates
· Repair Windows Registry
Use Command Prompt to resolve CTL Issues
Using command prompt to resolve expired certificates is shortest way to fix event ID 11.
Follow the instructions given below to resolve CTL issues.
1. Open Start | Type “Command Prompt” in Search Box
2. Right-click on Command Prompt to Run as Administrator
3. In the Command Prompt type “certutil –urlcache * delete” without quotes
4. Press Enter | Repeat step 1 to 3 on all user accounts on your system
Set Permissions on Temporary Directory
Your system extracts the content in cabinet (.cab) file before updating root certificate list.
You need to set correct permissions on temporary directory to avoid event ID 11. Below are
instructions to check permissions on temporary directory.
1. GOTO Temporary Directory: %userprofile%AppDataLocalTemp
2. Right-click on Temp | Select Properties
3. Click on Security tab | Mark full control permissions
Delete the Content of Some Directories
Delete the content form following directories, enable showing hidden files before
proceeding. Follow the steps given below.
1. Open My Computer | Select Tools | Click on Folder Options
2. Select View tab | Click on Show Hidden File, Folders and Drives | OK
3. Open Start | Type Run in search box
tent” and remove all data
5. GOTO Back and open “CryptnetUrlCache” | Double-click on MetaData folder and
remove all content
6. Repeat step 3 and GOTO:
Content” and remove all data
7. Repeat Step 5 | Open MetaData and remove all content
Uninstall the Device that is Causing Error
Malfunctioning device connected to your system can cause Event ID 11. Uninstall the
device to resolve the problem. Below is given method to uninstall device.
1. Open Start | Type “Device Manager” in Search Box
2. Right-click on Device Manager to run as administrator
3. Now right-click on device that is marked with yellow mark | Uninstall
Download Windows Updates
Downloading Windows Updates and patches for your version of Windows should fix event
ID 11. Here are steps to download Windows updates.
1. Open Start | Select All Programs
2. Right-click on Windows Updates to run as administrator
3. Now download all updates and patches for installed version of Windows
Repair Windows Registry
Windows Registry is central database to store entries related to installed applications. It
also stores configuration related to hardware attached to your machine. Outdated entries
can result in event ID 11. Follow the instructions given below to repair Windows Registry.
1. Download and install some system utility software such as PCFresher
2. Click on Registry Repair from main interface | Scan your system for Registry Errors
3. Repair those errors