When you are surfing the internet, it is quite natural to go into panic mode when your Google chrome browser shows the error “Your Connection Is Not Private” as it might suggest that your personal information is being compromised.
The chrome error “Your connection is not private” or Net::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID error appears due to SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) error. SSL certificate is used by websites to keep your information secure.
A full user-friendly guide on how to fix error “Your Connection Is Not Private” in easy steps.
Solution 1 Clear Browsing Data
Step 1 – Select the Menu Icon at the top right corner of your Chrome browser > Then click on Settings
Step 2 – Click on Show Advanced Settings after scrolling down.
Step 3 – Select the option of Clear browsing data under Privacy section.
Step 4 – Select the check boxes of the browser history what you want to delete and click on Clear browsing data
Step 5 – Restart your browser
Solution 2 Reset Browser Settings
If clearing your browser history doesn’t work then you can reset your browser settings.
Chrome menu and select Settings
Step 2 – Under Settings > select Show advanced settings
Step 3 – Show advanced settings > Reset settings > Reset
Solution 3 Correct the Date and Time of your PC
Step 1 – Right click on the Task Bar > Select the Change Date and Time
(or) if you do not see the Change Date and Time option then right click on the desktop screen and select Personalize.
Step 2 – Go to the Change Date and Time and change the date and time according to the actual date and time.
Solution 4 Private Browsing (Incognito Mode)
If the chrome your connection is not private error is still not going away and you are not able to resume your browsing, another very easy way to resume your browsing is to go for Private Browsing.
For Private Browsing or also known as Incognito Mode, press Ctrl + Shift + P to open incognito mode.
If your browsing resumes in the private mode, which means one of your Chrome browser extensions was causing the problem, as none of the extensions load in the Private browsing mode.
Then what you can do is, temporarily disable the extensions. You can do so in the following manner:
Step 1 – Select the Menu icon on the top right corner of the chrome browser > select Settings
Step 2 – Select Extensions under Settings and try disabling some doubtful extensions.
Solution 5 Ignore and Bypass the SSL Connection Error
You can also try ignoring the error by adding ‘ignore-certificate-errors’ which ignores the certificate error. It also gives you safe and error-free browsing. You can ignore the error by following the steps:
Step 1 – Go to the Google Chrome shortcut icon on the desktop and right click on it.
Step 2 – Right click on the icon > Select Properties
Step 3 – Under Properties > Select Targets and add “-ignore-certificate-errors”.
Step 4 – Click OK
Solution 6 Restart Your PC
Well yeah! We know this is easily the best and easiest way to fix any tech-related issue. Though it does not always work, but where nothing works, we can give it a try, right?!
You can restart your PC if the problem persists. And most of the times, you will see that you are able to resume your browsing again!
Solution 7 Change Firewall Settings
Another reason why your browser is not letting you browse the internet and showing you the “your connection is not private” error is because your firewall is not letting you do so. In order to change the settings, do the following:
Step 1 – Go to Control Panel and select Windows Firewall
Step 2 – Click on Allow an App or Feature Through Windows Firewall
Step 3 – Click on Change Settings
Step 4 – Find the browser that you use i.e. Firefox or Google Chrome
Step 5 – Tick both sides Public or Private then click OK.
We hope that these ways have helped you solve the “your connection is not private” / SSL error. If you know of any other way that works, then let us know in the comment section.