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Solved: “Your Connection is Not Private” Error in Google Chrome


While open web pages on Google Chrome browser Getting Error  “Your connection is not private. Attackers might be trying to steal your information”? The most common cause of this issue is wrong date and time settings. If date and time on your computer aren’t ‘right’, you’ll be unable to connect to the internet properly. This usually happens when you fresh install your operating system or travel to a different time zone. So, just set correct time and date, and you should be good to go. If it still results Your Connection is Not Private error Here some applicable solutions to fix:

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from www.google.co.in (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID

How To fix your connection is not private error?

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Your Connection is Not Private or NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID error appears because of the SSL error. SSL (secure sockets layer) is used by the Websites to keep all the information you enter on their pages private and secure. If you are getting the SSL error NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID or NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID in Google Chrome browser, it means your Internet connection or your computer is preventing Chrome from loading the page securely and privately. Some other reason Such as Antivirus block SSL connection, Invalid google chrome cache, and cookies, Expired SSL certificate, firewall, Browser error also cause your connection is not private error. Whatever the reason, here apply solutions below to get rid of this error.

Correct System Clock

As discussed before the primary reason you may encounter this error message is due to the computer system clock being set incorrectly. This can happen by accident, by power loss, when a computer is turned off for an extended amount of time, by the onboard battery dying, by time travel (just kidding, maybe), or by simply erroneously setting the clock to the wrong time.

To Check and correct Date and time open settings ( press Windows + I ), click on Time & Language. Then toggle on Set time Automatically and Set time zone automatically.

correct system Date and Time
correct system Date and Time

If you are windows 7 and 8.1 users then click on “Date and time settings” on taskbar a new window will open and from there go to the tab “Internet Time.“ Click on “Change settings” and tick mark on “Synchronize with an Internet time server” and inside server select “time.windows.com” after that click on update now and then OK. Restart chrome and see the issue is resolved or not.

Clear Browsing Data 

Open Google Chrome browser type chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in the address bar and hit the enter key. Select Advanced tab, Change the time range to all-time now ticking on all the options and click on Clear Data as shown image below.

clear browsing data
clear browsing data

Check extensions

Another common cause of this problem is broken browser extensions or the ones that interfere with your browser. So, the logical solution, in this case, is to delete the troublesome extension. If you can’t spot the troublemaker at first, we advise you to disable all extensions, and then check your connection after enabling one by one.

To Disable or Remove Chrome Extensions Open Chrome Browser Type chrome://extensions/ and hit the enter key. This will display all installed extensions list. simply turn off the toggle to temporarily disable the Extention or click on Remove option to completely delete the Extensions one by one.

Remove Google Chrome Extensions
Remove Google Chrome Extensions

Change Your Antivirus Program Settings

In some cases, this problem could be caused by over-sensitive antivirus programs. If you’re sure that the sites you are to visit are free of possible malware, virus or spam, you can change some settings in your antivirus program, such as turning OFF the Scan SSL, so as to visit the sites.

If you’re unable to find such settings, try disable your antivirus program for the time being. But only when you’re sure that the sites you’re going to are safe enough for you to trust.

Clear SSL Certificate Cache

Press Windows Key + R then type “inetcpl.cpl” and hit Enter to open Internet Properties. Switch to Content tab, then click on Clear SSL state Now click Apply followed by OK. Reboot your PC to take effect the changes, now open chrome browser and check there is no more errors.

clear SSL certificate cache
clear SSL certificate cache

Expired SSL Certificates: In some cases, owner of the website forgot to renew the SSL certificate, you will get this error when visiting it. In this case, there is nothing you can do to get rid of it, except notify to website owner, as well as bypass it by clicking on the “Proceed” link.

Invalid SSL Certificate Setup: If the website owner set up SSL certificate in wrong way, there is no way to access the HTTPS version correctly. Subsequently, you always get this error every time you access that website.

Firewall Error: Windows firewall blocked some website for invalid certificate or SSL error. In this case, you need to avoid open this type of site and if its important disable your firewall and open it.

Use Chrome Cleanup Tool

The official Google Chrome Cleanup Tool helps in scanning and removing software’s that may cause the problem with chrome such as crashes, unusual startup pages or toolbars, unexpected ads you can’t get rid of, or otherwise changing your browsing experience.

If you’re sure that the website that you are to visit is safe, then you can just ignore the warning from Google Chrome, and proceed to the website.

Fix For Android Or iOS Device

Basically, if the “Your connection is not private” error is appearing in your mobile devices, such as an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, then it’s caused by those above causes.

The first thing to do is check and make sure the date & time on your mobile device is correct. If you have recently installed any new security software, I would recommend to disable them.

If you can visit the same HTTPS website with other browsers on your mobile devices, such as Firefox or Opera – then something just happened to your Google Chrome browser. You should try to remove all cookies, history and cached files on your browser.

To remove all these files, go to Settings > Privacy > Clear Browsing Data > choose what you want to remove and then click on the “Clear Browsing Data” button. Sometimes, this method is worked with desktop version too.

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These are some most applicable solutions to fix your connection is not private net::err_cert_common_name_invalid on Google Chrome browser. Have any query, suggestion feel free to discuss in comments below also Read Windows 10 Running slow? Here how to make windows 10 run faster