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How to fix “Your connection is not private in Google Chrome” Problem?

Fix ” Your Connection is not private” Error in Google Chrome:

Whenever you are getting the message “your connection is not private” on your computer, it comes up with an error code. That code shows the main reason for the problem. The error code can be something like that:

  • Err_connection_not_secure
  • err_connection_not_private
  • Err_connection_timeout
  • err_cert_invalid_date
  • err_connection_refused

So these are some error codes, you will get whenever you are having the connection is not the private problem on your browser. I am going to share reason also the steps to fix the issues one by one. You may read and follow the instructions to fix the problem.

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Reasons and Solutions for Connection is not Private Error-

“Your connection is not private” shows on screen due to the SSL error. SSL (secure sockets layer) is used by and other websites to secure all the data you enter on their pages.

A user can get SSL error or secure privacy error if the content on the website is not safe. There can be many reasons for “your connection is not private” error message on the screen.

As an example, if you are getting the SSL error Net:: ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID in Google Chrome, it shows your computer date or time is not correct.

Below are some reasons for your connection is not the private error-

  • Wrong date and time
  • Antivirus is blocking SSL Connection
  • Invalid Google chrome Cache and Cookies files
  • Expired SSL certificate
  • Invalid SSL Certificate Setup
  • Firewall Error
  • Browser Error
  • Change Proxy Settings

Wrong Date & Time-

Wrong date and time are also one the reason for “your connection is not private” problem. In the wrong date and time error message, “err_date_invalid” will show on your chrome browser.

Some website verifies the date and time of the computer before opening. Wrong date and time makes the computer not secure and won’t open the website.

To fix this problem, check your date & time again and make it correct. You can also select your time zone and internet connection automatic will correct the date and time of the computer.

your connection is not private wrong date and time

Restart your computer after changing the time and date. Now try to access the website.

Antivirus is blocking Secure Connection Problem-

Your antivirus software can also block websites as well as create privacy error. In this case, turn off your antivirus software temporarily and try to access the website once again.

An expire version of antivirus is a big reason for privacy error. It is also slow down the speed of a computer. So remove instantly an expire version of antivirus.

Sometimes the license version of antivirus also shows insecurity against few websites. I will advise you to turn off the antivirus for a while and then try to access the website.

If you are not getting the privacy error message, you should uninstall the antivirus.

Invalid Google Chrome Cache and Cookies-

Cache and cookies also cause this irritating error. According to user’s reports clearing cookies and cached files in Google Chrome can remove this error message.

You can remove bad cookies by reading the article “How to clear cookies and cache from Google Chrome browser”. Most of the time problem get the fix by clearing cookies and cache.

Expired SSL Certificates

In some cases, the owner of the website forgot to renew the SSL certificate. You will get this error when visiting this website. In this case, you can not do anything to get rid of it, except notify website owner to renew the SSL certificate.

There is a temporary solution for this type of error. You can bypass it by clicking on the “Proceed” link.

If your own website gives the error message because of expired SSL certificate. Simply contact your website developer who made your site or hosting provider for renewing SSL certificate.

Invalid SSL Certificate Setup-

Wrongly set up  SSL certificate also gives privacy error. There is no way to open the HTTPS version of the site. You will always get this error once going to access that website.

Sometimes SSL does not implement properly by the site owner or SSL provider. For accessing those type of websites you have to bypass the error by clicking on proceeding.

You can also get this SSL error even you are the owner of the website. If you did set up SSL properly from your side and still getting this error, In this situation you have to contact your SSL provider.

Firewall Error-

Firewall is a feature of the Microsoft Windows operating system. It just like a secure antivirus or a protection wall which protect Windows from unsafe attacks.

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

You can open the control panel and go to the Windows Firewall from there. Now click on “Turn Windows Firewall on or off” from the left top corner of the screen. Now select on or off option against firewall protection.

Restart your computer and connect to the internet once the firewall is off. Now try to access the website again.

Browser Error-

Browsers are updating itself day by day against malware and spam attacks. Every day lots of unsafe websites and virus tries to steal the user data through the browser. A browser needs to update and also ready to defend against these bugs.

Some feature does not work on a specific browser seems like java doesn’t work on Google Chrome. It is disabled by default and you have to enable it. In this case, it will give SSL error if you are accessing any website which works on Java platform.

A user has to enable Java first for that website either it will give “your connection is not private” error. You can also change your browser to open your chosen sites if it doesn’t allow by a browser.

Few secure government websites or server only open on internet explorer. You should try internet explorer once if your website is not opening on other browsers.

Change your Proxy Settings-

Proxy settings are responsible for err_cert_authority_invalid error message. Before I will tell you anything else, let me describe what is proxy settings?

Proxy settings, allow you to access the data without displaying your private information like IP address, location etc. Most of the time people are using it for spamming.

Google is very strict about their privacy policy. If you will enable the proxy settings, your browser may not allow you to access the website and it will show “your connection is not private”.

You should disable the proxy settings and your browser will work again. Follow the steps below to disable the proxy settings on the windows computer.

  • Go to control panel and click on internet options.
  • Click on internet options.
  • Now choose connection tab and press LAN settings window.
  • Uncheck use a proxy server for your LAN and press ok button.
  • Now press the ok button again and try to open the website in chrome.


I have decided to write an article on “your connection is not private” because my friend was facing the same issue one day. Her chrome browser was not working. She gets “your connection is not private” when she tried to open any website on chrome.

So she asked me for help. At that time, I helped her in fixing the privacy error, and her chrome browser has started working fine. Later I realized, there must be some other users as well, who would be suffering from the same issue.

So I decided to write about your connection is not the private issue on my blog. Read the above article to fix “your connection is not private” of chrome browser.

I am hoping, now you have fixed the chrome privacy error by yourself. Leave your comment below if you are still having any other problem. Our team will reach to you. We will update our post from time to time with new features and solutions.