9 Ways to Fix “YOUR CONNECTION IS NOT PRIVATE” | Google Chrome Error




This is a typical error seen when you start surfing on Google Chrome browser. Such "Your connection is not private" error usually occurred when the connection is not secure. Same as that of Mozilla Firefox browser, it also verifies the validity of the certificates involved by the website. In addition to this, the browser also checks whether encryption is in place for protecting your privacy. Usually, links start with HTTPS uses SSL certificates and if link or website is not secure enough, this privacy error will then displayed on your screen. But here in this post, I've given a couple of steps which will help you resolve this problem. Fix "Your connection is not private" | Google Chrome Error
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You will see errors something like these on your screen:
"Your connection is not private"
"Chrome can't establish a private connection to www[.]your-error-site[.]com. This is probably because your computer's date is set incorrectly You should refresh this page after you update your computer's date and time."

OR

"Your connection is not private"
"Attackers might be trying to steal your information from www[.]your-error-site[.]com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards)."

There are a couple of reasons behind why does chrome keep saying your connection is not private. It may arise due to the connection of SSL between your machine and the server is not secure. It could also be the case that, your SSL certificate itself gets expired. Or even, you try opening link or website which starts with HTTP and not with HTTPS.

On top of that, there are few more possibilities which cause this error like; your system date & time is not accurate, your antivirus program is not configured correctly or the malware intercepting the connection. Here, I have listed a few steps so that you can bypass this "Your connection is not private" error in Google Chrome browser.
YOUR CONNECTION IS NOT PRIVATE
YOUR CONNECTION IS NOT PRIVATE
Also checkout my recent article talks about solutions to fix similar kind of "Your connection is not secure" Error in Mozilla Firefox Browser.


Fix "Your connection is not private" Chrome Error

These are the best ways to fix 'Your connection is not private' error in your Google Chrome browser:

Step 1: Correct system date and time.

1. Navigate to Start >> Control Panel option.

2. Click on Date and Time option.

3. Click on Change date and time button.
Correct System Date and Time
Correct System Date and Time
4. Select timezone from available ones and apply changes.

5. Now launch Google Chrome browser and try accessing the URL if it's loading without any issues.

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Step 2: Disable the “Warn about certificate address mismatch” option.

1. Navigate to Start >> Control Panel option.

2. Open Internet Options and go to Advanced tab.

3. Search for Security section.

4. Search for Warn about certificate address mismatch* checkbox and uncheck it.
Disable Certificate Address Mismatch Setting
Disable Certificate Address Mismatch Setting
5. Apply and save the changes.

6. Finally, restart your Google Chrome and check if solves your problem successfully.

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Step 3: Try enable or disable SSL for Google Chrome.

1. Navigate to Start >> Control Panel option.

2. Open Internet Options and go to Advanced tab.

3. Search for Security section.

4. Search for Use SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 checkbox and check/uncheck it.
Enable Disable SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 Settings
Enable Disable SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 Settings
5. Apply and save the changes.

6. Exit and relaunch the browser.

7. Check if solves your problem successfully.

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Step 4: Enable "Automatically detect settings" for this network.

1. Navigate to Start >> Control Panel option.

2. Open Internet Options and go to Connections tab.

3. Click on LAN Settings button.

4. Check Automatically Detect Settings checkbox.
Enable Automatically Detect Settings for This Network
Enable Automatically Detect Settings for This Network
5. Apply and save the changes.

6. Exit and relaunch the browser.

7. Check if solves your problem successfully.


Step 5: Disabling Antivirus Software

Sometimes, an additional layer of security to your browser is usually given by antiviruses. So, you probably need to resolve this issue by disabling SSL or by disabling any other browser scanning options from your antivirus program.

Here, you have to see if there are any settings in your antivirus which might be adding this extra layer of security to your certificates.

Step 6: Use Incognito Mode

Simply press Control + Shift + N keys and you will see a new Chrome window will be opened in Incognito Mode.

In this mode, you will browse privately, and any other person who may use your laptop won’t be able to see your activities.

Step 7: Clear browsing history

This could be another but simple solution to this problem. Try clearing cookies and/or caches from the browser.

Just press Control + Shift + Delete keys and click 'Clear data' button. Check if you could solve this problem.

Step 8: Re-install Google Chrome browser

If you are still having problems accessing websites even after implementing all the above steps, just export your data and re-install your Google Chrome browser and import everything back again.

I hope this might be one the last option to solve this issue.

Step 9: Proceed anyway (Not recommended)

If you think that, the site is not going to spoil your security, go ahead and click 'Advanced' option followed by 'Proceed' link.

You will see the site will get loaded and you may continue.


Bottom line
I’m sure by following any one of the methods from listed ones will help you resolve the error.

If you are facing this error or something you want to suggest apart from the above points, feel free to use below comment section to get in touch with me anytime. Happy to hear from you and to implement the suggestions for helping others.



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