How to Fix Your Connection is Not Private Issue in Google Chrome

Your Connection is Not Private
By Tapas Pal Updated

Internet is a boom where you can perform anything, doing which need efforts in real life. For example, you can shop online easily within a matter of minutes or can even pay bills which is otherwise not so easy in this vast physical world. Online world is however not as safe as what it looks like. Hackers are always on an attempt to exploit your precious and personal information. This valuable information leaks as a result of insecure connections like “Your connection is not private”.

So there is always a need to keep those connections strong and secure. Here, in this article we are going to discuss Your connection is not private issue in Google Chrome.  So if you are looking for such a guide, just buckle up. Here we’ll discuss what this error is and why does it appear in your Google Chrome while visiting varying sites based on HTTPS?

Your Connection is Not Private issue in Google Chrome

Your Connection is Not Private issue in Google Chrome

You come across this issue when there is some problem with the SSL connection. As a result, the browser can’t verify the SSL certificates related to the site and don’t process further. For those who don’t know about SSL, it is a secure method using which the system’s data is encrypted and is sent to the server. Its purpose is to keep the information secure while transmitting. If the SSL certificates are broken or the connection is weak, there are chances that your personal details and messages may be exploited by the attackers (hackers).

Reasons for why these SSL errors appear in your Chrome

SSL errors take place either due to expired SSL certificates or an insecure connection between your computer and the server. There are three reasons for why these SSL errors appear in your Google Chrome browser:

  1. The connection with the server is not secure.
  2. If the SSL Certificates have expired, are set up in a wrong way or does not belong to the domain you put request for, or
  3. When the requested domain’s SSL certificates are not issued by any trusted organization. It is highly easy to issue and install SSL certificates for and on a site. These certificates are thus less trusted and are not recognized by most of the browsers on the Internet. So if you create and install your own SSL certificate, browsers may show your warnings because they don’t get sure if the connection established between the computer and the server is secure and private.

How to fix “Your Connection is not private” Issue in Google Chrome?

There are obvious reasons for why this error takes place but you can easily fix this issue. In this guide, we’ll discuss the same. Just keep reading.

Method 1: Check your system’s Date and Time

In most of the cases, it is wrong to date and time which doesn’t let Google Chrome to very SSL certificates of a particular site. To fix this error you need to set the correct date and time on your system. After the correct update, this problem will vanish from your browser.

Method 2: Check your Firewall or Antivirus

Firewalls and antivirus software are very much active in blocking some connections or SSL certificates. Simply turn off the https scan feature in your firewall or antivirus to fix the issue. If you are sure that it’s your antivirus which is blocking the connection, you can either disable the “SSL Scanning” feature or can disable the program to check if the error is resolved. If yes, it was your antivirus which was causing the issue.

Try another antivirus or internet security program to keep working positively. For example in Avast antivirus, you can disable the “SSL Scanning’ feature. Simply navigate to Settings> Active Protection> Web Shield> Customize, disable the HTTPS Scanning feature and click OK.

Method 3: Disable the Warning problem to bypass the Issue

If you wish not to see Your connection is not private warning in your Chrome, simply switch it off. Follow the steps given below:

Step1: Type: chrome/flags in the address bar of your Google Chrome browser.

Step2: Click “Process to “desired website” option to bypass the site for the browser.

That’s it. You’ll see no more warnings like this in the future.

Method 4: Process to the site with the Insecure Connection only

If you fail to fix this issue, you can accept the risk and move on taking some risks. You can do this as follows:

Step1: Click “Advanced” and then hit Proceed to <website address> (unsafe)’.

Try this if you are sure that the site you want to visit is secure. This is temporary and you can do this every time when the connection says “not private”.

Method 5: Fix this error in Android and iOS devices

You can also fix this issue in your Android or iOS driven phones as well. It is as easy as doing it in Windows. Simply check the date and time and make sure that it is correct. Disable any other internet security application. There are chances that it is causing the entire problem in your browser.

If you are able to visit the same site through other browsers, the problem lies with your Google Chrome version only. You can either clear all the cookies and cache data or can even install the latest version of the application to provide it more strength and security.

To remove the files navigate to Settings> Privacy> Clear Browsing data. Select what you want to delete (cookies, cache, passwords or history) and click “Clear Browsing Data” to clear the selected entries.

Final Words

Working with Chrome is the safest (according to the browser’s reliability and security issues). But there are times when a software/ application may fail due to unexpected reasons. Obviously, nothing is perfect and might have bugs which could be manipulated to use negatively or to exploit user’s personal information. Above methods are sure shot and will help you in fixing this issue. I hope this article is of great help to you.

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