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    Ruthie Franecki

    Since morning I am not able to access my website. Every time it is showing “your connection is not private.”

    Suggest me how do I solve this connection is not a private issue?

    Johnny L. Gruber

    Complete Guide To Fix Your Connection is not private error on any browser- 

    Whenever you see your connection is not private error on your google chrome or any other browser, try to refresh your browser. In some places, we found removing cache memory can also solve “your connection is not the private on chrome” problem.

    The ‘private error’ shows the issue related to the connection from the website or hosting data. Maybe the SSL certificate is expired, or there is something wrong with the website host settings.

    However, the good thing is, it is not hard to fix the problem. All you need to use the below techniques and fix the “privacy error on chrome or any other browser.”

    Check Time & Date-

    Let’s check the time and date on your computer if your computer has the incorrect time and date. It will get you to fall in with the “your connection is not private error.” If this is the case, you need to correct the time and date using the instructions giving below.

    Your connection is not private

    For Windows users-

    1. Right-click on the time and date section available in the taskbar.
    2. Click on adjust time and date.
    3. Now click on the change time and date button.
    4. Correct your time and press ok.

    For MacBook Users-

    1. Open system preferences.
    2. Click on the time and date icon.
    3. Select Time and date automatically tab.
    4. Click on ok.

    Also, check the timezone. Ensure your computer’s time zone is the local time zone.

    Check Proxy settings-

    Proxy is the most common reason behind privacy errors on the computer. People do not recognize, but they enable the proxy settings by mistake. That’s why people are unable to access the secure website, and they get the privacy error on the browser.

    It happens because when you try to load the secure website will identify you as the spammer.

    So you should check the proxy settings if it is enabled disable it.

    For Windows users-

    1. Open the control panel of your computer system and click on the Internet options.
    2. Tap on the Connections tab and then click on the LAN settings button.
    3. If you can see the check on the proxy settings, it would be best if you unchecked it.
    4. Now click on, ok.

    Now try to load the web page. If you will be getting your connection is not private error due to privacy. You will not have it anymore.

    For MacBook Users-

    • Go to the network settings using the system preference.
    • Now Click on the Advanced settings.
    • Select the network adapter, on which you want to disable the proxy and click on advanced settings.
    • Select the proxy tab and uncheck all secure SSL protocols.
    • Click on ok.

    Disable the third-party VPN servers –

    If you don’t find the default proxy server enabled on your computer, but still getting your connection is not a private error on the browser. You should check the VPN application.

    Maybe there is a VPN application installed on the computer. Which is interrupting the connection?

    If you find any VPN software, uninstall it from your computer, and then restart it once. Now try to load the website. It will start working fine.

    People also get waiting for available socket error or long time loading issues due to using VPN services. You can fix it from How to fix waiting for an available socket issue?

    Remove The Expired Antivirus-

    We all know the importance of antivirus, which helps us in protecting the computer and providing a secure internet connection.

    Further, when it is expired. It creates lots of problems on your computer, perhaps protecting it.

    You are blocking the secure connection, one of the most common reasons.

    Almost 7 out of 10 users have your connection is not private issue due to the expired version of antivirus. So you need to remove it from your computer.

    Note: Sometime, AVG can’t uninstall easily. You have to use AVG official removal tool. You can download it from

    For Windows computer-

    1. Go to the programs and features.
    2. Scroll down and select your antivirus. Press the Uninstall button.
    3. Now Follow the process to remove the antivirus.
    4. Once your antivirus is out from the computer, reboot the computer again and then try to load the website.

    Let’s see, are you still getting your connection is not private issue?

    For Mac users-

    • Open the application folder.
    • Drag the VPN software into the trash.
    • Reboot the pc.

    Open the website on the incognito window or other browsers –

    Let’s try to open the secure sites on the incognito window or another browser, and see it is working fine there or still giving you the connection is not the private error message.

    If it can load the website correctly, the chances are your browser is not updated successfully or having harmful cookies. That’s the reason you are unable to access the site and getting the privacy error.

    So you need to clear the browser cache and history.

    Also, try to reset your web browser.

    Disable Show an SSL Error recurs-

    If you have checked the proxy settings but still getting the same errors saying, your connection is not secure on google chrome. It would help if you disabled the SSL error recur message.

    1. Open the google chrome and type chrome://flags
    2. By pressing ctrl+F, you will open the find box at chrome browser, and type SSL error recurs in this box.
    3. Now you will see the orange highlighter on this option, and On the right side of it, you will get a drop-down menu. Click on it and click disable.

    Now try to load the web page again.

    SSL certificate is expired –

    If you are getting the connection is not a secure error message on a specific website only.

    It might, there SSL certificate is broken or expired. That’s why you are getting the privacy error on google chrome or any other browser.

    IN such a case, you can contact the website administrator and report about the situation.

    Sydney Torp

    Three months before, I had the same problem with error display ‘NET:: ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID’ on Google Chrome.

    At the starting, I didn’t get why I am getting this private error message. Tried restarting the computer, refresh also reset the browser settings nothing works. Suddenly I saw the last two words in the error NET:: ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID is saying date invalid. I did check my computer date, and it was correct, but the year was not right.

    I did correct the date and time of the computer. After correction of the year, it stops giving error ‘NET:: ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID’, and the websites were usually opening.

    Conclusion before trying anything, check the date and time of your computer also laptop.

    Brenda R. Guerro

    When you get, the connection is not a private error on your browser. You will also get an error code along with it. We have to identify error codes because it can reach to correct solution.

    That error code can be similar to:


    You must be getting one of the error codes. So please check your browser again and then let me know. With error codes, it very identifies the solution.

    Hope Spinka

    Hello @sydneyorp, you have explained it very nicely. Mostly people stats; they had date and time issues. There is one more common reason for Your Connection Is Not Private issue.

    More than 90% of people use Antivirus into their computer system. Antivirus protects your computer also laptops from viruses and spammy websites. Some website contains virus and malware, and our computer system may damage during surfing on the internet.

    Antivirus companies update their software from time to time against spammy websites. Sometimes, antivirus companies can mark any good site as a malware website by mistake.

    Some low standard protection software mark websites as spam and its total business strategy. Further, those website shows privacy error ‘Your Connection Is Not Private’ message if we try to open.

    Antivirus program installed in your computer make the website’s security certificate as spam and block it. In this case, you have to inform your protection software to allow the website or remove the fake protection software. Apart from that, try some more steps given below:

    Solution for this privacy error Your Connection Is Not Private-

    • The best solution is to turn off or disable Antivirus your protection for a while. Find out the antivirus icon below on the taskbar near your pc clock and Right-click on it. You may find the option to stop protection for the selected time being.
    • In the Avast antivirus, you have to turn off the https web scan. Open your antivirus and go to its setting. Next, go to Active Protection → Web Shield and Customize. Here uncheck the box saying HTTPS Scanning.

    After doing all these antivirus settings need to restart your web browser. Further, try to open your block site. I hope it will not show the same privacy error this time. You may also remove cookies from your browser if still getting the error”connection, not private.”

    Judy C. Battiste

    About a few days back, I was unable to access on my chrome. Each time I enter the yahoo URL on the web page, it was showing my connection is not the secure or private error message.

    Further, rest than yahoo other websites like Google, Facebook, Twitter was loading and working without any problem. People were suggesting that Antivirus protection can create these types of issues. After checking my, Antivirus I found expired Antivirus protection into my laptop.

    It was no more privacy error message, once removed Antivirus, and reboot my laptop. You should also read err_connection_reset If you are getting the time out error.

    Carlos M. Arnett

    I am unable to access the websites on my company’s laptop on the chrome. Whenever I try to access the site, it is giving me an error says, err_connection_timed_out on chrome.

    The best part is, some of my colleagues can access the website, and some of them are getting the same error message.

    Why is it happening so?

    Judy C. Battiste

    Hi @carlos,

    Error code “err_connection_timed_out” indicates your website is loading very slow. In such type of case, everyone should check the internet speed first. You can use CenturyLink, Speedtest OR Fast any of them for testing the speed of the internet.

    Ensure that, you are getting a good internet speed. Sometimes the website loads slowly due to website hosting server. Further, In this condition, you should also contact the web admin of your company to check the webserver status.

    For more details, you can visit: how to fix err_connection_timed_out issue

    Zyan Herzog

    Google Chrome saves cookies of the websites for better search results. It might also be possible there was a problem with the site which you did open. At that time, your browser Google chrome cache the cookies of the website.

    Further, it will show the same error “your connection is not private net::err_cert_authority_invalid”every time once you will try to open.

    The solution, just reset your browser Google chrome or which one you are using. Saved cookies will clean from the browser, and your browser is ready to display the new result from the website.

    Resetting the browser is tough for some people because it removes all your data and history. So, you can remove individually only that particular website cache cookies.

    Go to the address bar of the browser and open your website. Now before www, you can small lock, click on it, and select cookies. Severely, delete saved cookies and restart your browser.

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