The majority of users now use Google Chrome for searching content over the internet. But sometimes you encounter “Your Connection Is Not Private” error while using chrome. Mostly, this error occurs when you visit web pages. This error prevents the page from loading unless you close the browser tab.
While on the other hand, Google has Security measures to protect the user against suspicious sites. When the users are about to enter into an unsecured site google pops up into action with Your Connection is Not Private.
But sometimes Google Search Engine prevents users from visiting even the trusted sources. Depending on the error it could also mean downtime for your website or it might be the browser on your computer that needs fixing.
What Does “Your Connection Is Not Private” Mean?
When you visit a particular website, Google chrome sends requests to the server where the particular website is hosted. Then your browser validates the installed Certificate to ensure current privacy standards.
If the browser finds the certificate is invalid, it will prevent the users from reaching that particular page. Besides these data can’t be encrypted when the certificate is invalid which makes the site unsafe to visit. Due to this reason, your browser will display the error “Your Connection Is Not Private”.
What is the Risk of Using this site?
When you visit such sites you are allowed to enter the site manually ignoring google’s warning. But I recommend not to visit such sites.
When you make a request from your browser, the data you provide is encrypted and send over the network so that no middleman can decrypt your data. Your data is protected. But in case of an invalid or bad certificate, your data can’t be encrypted. This affects especially when the effected sites require users to provide login information. So in such a scenario your data maybe even were stolen. So it is necessary to proceed with caution.
How to Fix the Connection Is Not Private?
There is not always the case of invalid or bad certificates. Sometimes the issues are actually caused by your settings. In this article, we will discuss how we can fix the problem regarding connection is not private.
Check your Clock
Sometimes your computer’s clock is incorrectly synced. Google Chrome relies on your system clock when verifying the SSL Certificate. So it is a must to set your computer’s clock properly.
Refresh the webpage.
Try refreshing the webpage once. Such error may also occur by mistake. Press the F5 button from your keyword or click on the refresh button icon to reload your page. After the completion check to see if it fixes the problem or not.
Clear Your Cache
Do you know your browser stores cache of the browsing data? They stores such cache to ensure the user experience so that once they visit the site the site can be opened without any problem. But sometimes such a cache can be the cause of such errors. In such a scenario it is good to go for clearing cache of your browsing data.
But before clearing data first you should check the webpage using Incognito Mode. As the Incognito mode allows you to browse without saving information like browser history and cookies. If the webpage loads without any error then you are good to go for clearing the browser cache.
Clear SSL State
Another method to solve this problem is by Clearing the SSL state. Clearing the SSL state from your computer or desktop can help get things back to normal.
To clear the SSL in windows, go to Internet Options. Under the Content tab, click the Clear SSL State button and Restart the chrome.
Turn Off Antivirus
Antivirus software can sometimes cause such problems. Sometimes they can affect your network settings. Try disabling the Antivirus software temporarily to see if the problem solves.
Update Your DNS
Sometimes Updating DNS cause such problems. Some people have experienced such errors while changing their DNS. To update your DNS in windows open Control Panel.
Go To Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings.
Right-click on your network and select properties.
Tick on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IP) or Internet Protocol Version 6(TCP/IP). Once done click on the Properties.
Now, under the General tab, tick Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically.
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