Are you getting the following error: Your connection is not private. Attackers might be trying to steal your information?
If you said yes, this post is just for you.
In this post, we will show several ways in which you can solve this error on a Windows 10 or Windows 7 computer. You don’t have to try all the discussed solutions. Start from the first one and move to the second one and so forth until the issue gets resolved.
Solution 1 – Fix Date and Time of Your Computer
One of the most common causes for the titled issue is wrong date and time settings.
Here are the steps you need to perform to correct date and time settings of your computer.
- Right-click on the date and time section in your system tray (bottom right-hand corner)
- Click Adjust date/time
- Update the date and time to your real time zone
Solution 2 – Get Rid of Browsing Data
Having excess browsing data may lead to errors such as the titled one. Here are the steps you need to perform to clear the browsing data:
- Open Google Chrome
- Click the three dots icon at the top right-hand corner
- Click Settings
- Scroll down and select Show advanced settings…
- Navigate to Privacy section and select Clear browsing data
- Choose the browsing history you want to remove and click Clear browsing data
- Relaunch Google Chrome
Solution 3 – Change the Settings of the Antivirus Program
Sometimes, this issue is triggered by the installed antivirus software. In case you are sure about the genuineness of the sites you are visiting, you can “turn OFF the Scan SSL” option. In case you don’t see any such setting, temporarily disable the antivirus software. However, do that only if you completely trust the sites you are visiting.
Solution 4 – Open Chrome in Incognito Mode
Last but not the least, try launching Google Chrome in the incognito mode. To do that, press Ctrl + Shift + N. Now enter the URL of the website you wanted to visit. In case the webpage opens up without any problem, chances are the problem is occurring because of some issue with an extension.
- Click the three dots icon on the top right-hand corner. Click Settings
- Click Extensions in the left pane. All the installed extensions will appear on your screen
- Check if any extension is interfering with the SSL connection. If you find any, uncheck the Enable box next to it. Check all the extensions as it is possible more than one might be interfering