Your Connection is Not Private Error in Chrome

In today’s world, three out of every four things are connected, completed or done through internet. Internet has become an integral part of this world. Internet is a good thing in our life. No one can imagine this life and world without internet. It brings us great resources to learning, working or shopping through computers and mobile devices. It is a powerful thing. If moved in bad hands, the situation can also become worst. It can be used to exploit user’s information and then stealing from them.

Your connection is not private is an error which is faced by many users across the world. After realising the power of internet, internet users have risen by a large amount over the years now. The most vulnerable part of using the internet is data security. In the chrome, your connection is not private is one of the methods by which they have the means to steal highly confidential data. It is necessary for your browser to check whether your connection.

Why Your Connection is Not Private error occurs?

Google chrome is used by a major no. of people in the world. This error message appears in the Google chrome when there is problem with SSL connection and your browser can’t verify the SSL certificate. If the Google finds a suspicious certificate, it will stop the browser from loading the site. A website with bad certificate can’t protect your data from encryption. Your data could be stolen if you proceed without caution.

SSL refers to Secure Sockets Layer. It is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all the data passed between the web browser and server remains private and safe. It is used by millions of websites to protect the online transaction of their customers. There are many reasons which may lead to this SSL error, such as unknown SSL certificates, expired SSL certificate or the connection between your server and computer is not secured.

Three main reasons why SSL warnings appear:

  • The SSL connection between your computer and server is not secured.
  • May be the SSL certificate has expired or set up in a wrong way or do not belong to the requested domain.
  • The SSL certificate is not issued by the trusted organization.
  • If you create an SSL certificate and install in your website by yourself, then these browsers will show a warning because they can’t be sure the connection is private and secure.

Ways to fix your connection is not private in the Google chrome:

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Method 1:

Verify date and time: Sometimes the problem is with the date and time. If the date and time on your system are inconsistent with the SSL certificate, then your browser shows the error message- your connection is not private error. So, update the date and time in your system. After updating date and time, refresh the page to see whether the error is gone.

Method 2:

Scrutinize your Antivirus Software or Firewall Settings: if you have some antivirus installed in your system, then go to the settings of the antivirus program to switch off the ‘SSL scan’ option. Some antiviruses do not permit to use a website if it has detected some kinds of threat or fishiness in the SSL certificate. If you are unable to find the SSL Scan option, then you can check if the error has gone by turning off the antivirus program temporarily.

Method 3:

Clear the browsing data in chrome: When a large amount of browsing data is stored, then the error is likely to be shown. So it is better to clear the browsing data.

For this you have to follow the given steps:-

  1. Firstly, click on the menu icon from the top right corner of the window.
  2. Then go to drop down menu and select the settings.
  3. Afterward, finds the show advanced settings option.
  4. Then go to the privacy tab and click on the clear browsing data button.
  5. Then watch the history you want to delete one by one or you can delete all the history at once.
  6. Finally, click on clear browsing data button.

Now, restart the web page and check if the error has gone.

Method 4:

Use the Incognito mode of chrome:  this method can be used to detect if some extension is responsible for the error.

Following steps can be used:

  1. Firstly, open the incognito tab, either by using Ctrl+Shift+N or going to the menu on the top right corner of the window and select the option of new incognito window.
  2. Check if the website is opening. If yes, then certainly there is problem with extension
  3. So, go to the top right corner of the window, click on drop down menu to select the settings option.
  4. Then click on the left side of the window that will show all the extensions.
  5. Check if any extensions are hampering the SSL connection. If you found any such extension, uncheck the enable option for that extension.

If none of the above methods work then you can probably go on to try the next option.

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Method 5:

Move to the website with insecure connection: it is the last option you can go through if none of the above method is working. It involves by passing the SSL private connection to see the website in an insecure mode.

Follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Firstly, go to the website where error appears on the page.
  2. Then scroll down the page to see the advanced link.

However, we all know there is a risk to your private data but you have to go forward with this option if and only if nothing else worked to resolve the error. And in case only if you are confident enough that the website you are going through is absolutely safe.

The listed solutions will help you if the issue is on your end. However, if the SSL certificates are expired, site administrators need to apply a fix themselves.