Fix Your Connection is not Private in Google Chrome

Did you face the security certificate problem while accessing some websites on Google Chrome? It could be due to some wrong configuration at your end, or it could be on the website’s end. If the Chrome is displaying “Your connection is not private” error, then in this article you will get the fix for this issue.

It also displays the error code like “NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID” or “NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID” or “NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID”

This error is related to the security certificate. Your browser is not able to establish a private connection to the website server. It could be due to some wrong configurations in internet settings. You will also see this error when hackers are trying to steal your confidential information. So you should not take this error lightly and after fixing it run a full system scan using a reliable antimalware.

Below are some fixes for “Your connection is not private” error in Chrome.

Fixing Your Connection is not Private Error – Index

Fix 1 – Check the Date & Time of your Computer

When there is a vast difference in the date and time of your computer and the website you are accessing, you will see this error. In this case, the browser could not match the date with the security certificate and your system time. Check the date and time of your system and if you find it is not correct, then fix it.

To correct the date and time of your computer right-click on Clock displaying on the taskbar, and then select Adjust date/time.

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Then click on Change below Change date and time. If you see the Change button hidden, then it means you have enabled the Set time automatically. Disable it by clicking on the toggle button, then click on Change.

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Now set the current date and time and click on Change.

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Now reopen your Chrome browser and check if the problem is solved or not. If not then move to the next fix.

Fix 2 – Reset Internet Settings

The issue could be due to some wrong configuration in the internet settings. As Internet Explorer still controls most of the internet settings, so we are going to reset it.

Type Control Panel in the Cortana search box and click on it.

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Then click on Network and Internet.

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Now click on Internet Options

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Click the Advanced tab and then click on the Reset button.

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Now tick the checkbox of Delete personal settings and click on the Reset button. Note– If you use Internet Explorer to browse the internet then this step is going to delete your browsing activity.

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Now check if the problem is solved, if it is not, then move to the next fix.

Fix 3 – Change DNS Address

Sometimes the DNS address that your ISP is providing does not work correctly, and it could be a reason for this error. So let’s change the DNS address to the Google open DNS.

Type Control Panel in the Cortana search box and click on it.

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Then click on Network and Internet.

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Then click on Network and Sharing Center.

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Now click on the connections, in my case it is Wi-Fi, if you are accessing the internet with Ethernet, then click on it.

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Now click on the Properties.

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Now select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on the Properties button.

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Then select Use the following DNS server addresses: and enter the DNS as shown in the image. Then click on OK and close other windows.

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Reopen the browser and verify if the problem is solved.

Fix 4 – Flush, Renew, and Register DNS

In some cases, the old DNS configuration in your system causes the “Your connection is not private” error. So we are going to use command prompt to flush the DNS, then renew and register it.

Type Command Prompt in the Cortana search box, then right-click on the Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator.

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Now type the below three commands one by one and press Enter. Wait until the one command completes its process.

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig / registerdns

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Now restart the browser and check if “Your connection is not private” error disappears.

Fix 5 – Reset Chrome and Scan with MalwareFox

If you are still facing the error of connection is not private, then it means that there is some malware that is interfering with your internet connection. You need to reset the Chrome browser so that you can undo the changes and remove malicious add-ons. Then you also need to Scan your PC with MalwareFox antimalware so that it can remove the malware infection.

Click the Menu button of Chrome and select Settings.

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Scroll down and click on Advanced.

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Then scroll down and click on Restore settings to their original defaults, which is under the Reset and clean up section.

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Then click on the Reset settings button, note that it will delete all the settings and disable the extensions in the browser.

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Now download MalwareFox antimalware and install it.

Once the MalwareFox is installed and downloads the signatures from the database, click on the Scan button.

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Let the scan complete, then click on Next to clean all threats.

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These are the five fixes for “Your connection is not private” error. If you are facing this error on a particular website, then it could be due to some error at the website end. Contact them or wait for a while until they fix the issue.

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