If you are a loyal Windows user, you must have faced ‘Your Connection is Not Private’ error by now many a times. This error is one of the most common errors that pop up while you are browsing the internet. The message suggests the users to go back to safety.
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Chrome is the best browser up to date undoubtedly. It has not neck and neck competitors from now on. It is ruling single handedly with its greatest features, but errors like this ruins the excellent browsing experience offered by the Chrome browser.
Chrome also has the best security to offer to its users. Sometimes, while browsing the Chrome browser, we end up seeing ‘Your Connection is Not Private’ error. This error makes it difficult to go ahead to the page you want to browse into.
This error pops up now and then and interrupts the browsing experience of the user. If you want to use a web page for an important reason and you end up seeing this error message, you will suffer a great deal. Though it also has the option to ignore, it would result in some security issues of your web content.
So, many users don’t dare to take that extra step and click on the ignore option. Sometimes, this error pops up from nowhere. At such times, you need to fix it no matter what to access the web page you want to use.
Reasons behind ‘Your Connection is Not Private’ Error?
There are many reasons why this ‘Your Connection is Not Private’ error shows up while browsing the Chrome browser. The possible reasons for the error to show up are SSL Certificate issues, expired certificate, certificate setup issues etc. Though the error is a headache, it has a perfect medicine too. You can easily fix this error by following some tried and tested fixes. We have covered all those tried and tested fixes to fix this error in Chrome browser. Try out the following fixes to get rid of ‘Your Connection is Not Private’ error on your Chrome browser.
Set date and time of your Computer
Wrong date and time on your computer could be the cause of the error most of the times. So, as soon as you come across the error, check for the correctness of the date and time of your system. To do so, follow the below steps.
Click on the date and time section at the bottom right corner of your desktop and click on ‘Change date and time settings…’
Click on ‘Change date and time’ option which in turns opens a new window.
Update the date and time to your current time zone and click on OK.
Clear Browsing Data
You will also see ‘Your Connection is not private’ error when your browsing data is exceeded. If your browsing data is quite huge, it could also be the reason behind the error. So, you need to clear it and check if the error got fixed. If the reason behind the error occurrence is browsing data, the error will be fixed.
Open Google Chrome and go to More Tools in the top right menu.
Click on Clear Browsing Data. You can also use keyboard shortcut i.e., Ctrl+Shift+Del.
A window opens where you can see browsing history, download history, cached images and files, cookies and other site data, passwords etc. You can check the boxes you want to clear and set clear the following items from ‘the beginning of time’ option and then click on ‘Clear Browsing Data’.
Restart the browser and see if the error is fixed.
Change your antivirus program settings
The reason for the error to pop up is also due to the antivirus you are using on your system. If your antivirus is too protective, you might end up seeing this error on Chrome. If the error shows up, just release some of the strict rules defined by your antivirus on that particular site. You will most likely get a relief from the error. However, if you are not sure of the security of the site you are accessing, better don’t perform this step. If you are confident that your system won’t be affected by the viruses from the site then you can just turn off the antivirus functioning for the site and do further.
Open the browser in Incognito Mode
You can also fix this error on Chrome browser by opening the browser in Incognito mode. You can open the browser in Incognito mode by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N. If the website that has previously shown the error opened properly then the problem is with the extension. Follow the below steps to fix the error.
Go to the Settings in the top right corner.
A window will open. Click Extensions on the left panel of the window.
Check if any extensions are interfering with the SSL connection. You can do so by un-checking the box.
If you find an extension that is interfering with the SSL connection, then disable it and reload the website. If the extension is what causing the error, then the website does not report the error anymore.
As we said earlier, if you are sure that the website you are going to access is safe and secure, you can just ignore the error and proceed. If that is not the case, then make sure to give the above mentioned fixes a try.
In This Way Anyone can get rid of this “Your Connection is not private” Problem in your Chrome Or Mozilla Firefox Browser. And mostly it occurs because of Cache issues First clear your browser cache and try again with above solutions.
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