How to fix ‘Your connection is not private’ in Chrome

Sophie Luo, in Network issues Tags: Google Chrome

If you’re on Windows 10 or Windows 7 and you’re seeing “Your connection is not private. Attackers might be trying to steal your information” in your Chrome browser, you’re not alone. Many Windows users have seen it before. Lucky for you, you can easily fix it by yourself. Here in this article, you’ll find 4 solutions to help you with it.

1. Fix Date and Time for Your Computer

2. Clear Browsing Data

3. Change Your Antivirus Program Settings

4. Open in Incognito Mode

Note that you may not have to try them all. Just work from the top down until you find the one that works. 

 

Step 1:  Fix Date and Time of Your Computer

Faulty date and time settings on your computer could be one of the causes for this error. To fix it: 

1) Right-click the date and time section at the bottom right corner on your PC desktop, then select Adjust date/ time

2) Update your date and time to your current time zone. 

Step 2: Clear Browsing Data 

If you have too much browsing data stored, error like Your connection is not private will pop up from time to time. To fix it: 

1) In your Google Chrome browser, click the menu icon at the top right corner, then select Settings

2) Scroll down a little bit to click Show advanced settings… option. 

3) Go to Privacy section, then click Clear browsing data… button. 

4) Select the browsing history that you want to delete. Then click the Clear browsing data button. 

5) Restart your browser, and see if the problem persists. 

Step 3: 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. 

Step 4: Open in Incognito Mode

On your keyboard, press Ctrl + Shift + N to open an incognito window. Now try to enter the website that you are to visit. If the webpage opens just fine, then there could be some extension that’s causing the problem. 

1) In the top right corner of your browser, click the menu icon. Then select Settings

2) On the left side of the opened window, click Extensions. You will see a list of extensions here. 

3) See if there are any extensions that are interfering with your SSL connection. When you spot it, un-check the box next to Enable to disable the extension. Norton here is only an example. 

Last resort

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. 

PRO TIP

It’s vital to keep your network card driver updated so as to prevent unwanted network troubles. 

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

3) Click the Update button next to a flagged driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). 

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  • Caroline Langley

    Thanks for sharing the article. It helped me a lot.Steps I followed to fix the connection not private in Google chrome
    1. Set Date and Time in your device correctly.
    2. Antivirus setting to be checked.
    3. Clean the Cache of the Google Chrome Browser.
    4. Reset the Google Chrome Browser.
    5. Proceed through SSL errors to the website.