“Your Connection Is Not Private” or “NET:: ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID” is a common HTTPS error in Google Chrome for Windows, Android or Mac OS. When you get a publicly controlled or alarming website, it can be harmful to you. It can leak or loss your private information to others. For this reason, Google Chrome gives you the warning. Mainly, it is a security issue on your PC.
In general, the error happens when your desired website or connection is not good for you. With this in mind, it shows the message “Your Connection Is Not Private. Attackers might be trying to steal your information from ‘Website name’ (For example, Passwords, Messages or Credit Cards. Learn More. NET:: ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID).” In this post, I will try to fix the issues without being losing your personal information. You can stay safe permanently.
Fix Your Connection Is Not Private Error in Google Chrome Error
When you are getting a secure connection error, you need to fix it accurately. In some cases, you can solve it simply. At the same time, if you follow the below methods, you can fix the Private connection error.
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Solution 1: Change Actual Time and Date
While you are not looking if actual date and time are showing on your system, you can get the error of secure connection. Yes! It is so simple, but updating the date and time with your actual timezone, you can solve it. How can you update it?
- You can update Time and Date from Control Panel>Clock, Language, and Region. First go to Control Panel and Then Clock, Language, and Region. (You can also get the options by Right Clicking on the Time area of the Taskbar and go to Adjust Time and Date.)
- Now click on Set Time and Date under Date And Time.
- A new window will open and click on the Change Time and Date.
- Click on OK now.
- Close all the window and Restart the PC to make it happen.
Certainly, you will get the solution if you get the secure connection error for date and time. If not, follow the below methods.
Solution 2: Remove Cache, Cookies, and History
Sometimes, corrupted files on the cache prevent to access the websites. At the same time, a lot of cookies or history can cause the issues of ‘Your Connection Is Not Private’. When you remove the cache, cookies or history, it will not show anymore. How can you do it?
- Open Google Chrome Settings from the right corner of the browser.
- Then go to advanced settings.
- Now go to clear browsing data. (Clear History, cookies, cache and more)
- It will open a new window. Click on Data. It will completely remove all cache, cookies, and History. You can customize Advanced Settings too.
- Now relaunch the browser and check the desired website.
Important to realize, it will open the website now properly.
Solution 3: Disable Anti-virus or Firewall
In some cases, Anti-virus on your PC prevents browser some websites as it can identify as security issues. On the other hand, it can seem as untrusted. For this reason, if you think the website is not harmful to you, then you can disable the anti-virus and can check if it shows the error message. In most the cases, the error goes for the lifetime.
At the same time, if you get the issues for firewall blocking, you can disable or edit the firewall to allow the website IP to run in your browser. Though it cases in little times, you can check it also. If you get the problem from any branded website. For example, Facebook, Quora or Adobe, Microsoft, you can check the firewall, if you have blocked it.
Solution 4: Terminate Chrome Tasks
As you are getting secure connection error in Chrome browser, terminating the previous task and process can solve the error. This command will remove all types of Chrome instances. Let’s see how will do it?
- Open Command Prompt by typing cmd on RUN. (You can also get command prompt by searching on the taskbar search or Start Menu search)
- Now type the below command and Hit Enter.
TASKKILL /IM chrome.exe /F
- Close the Command Prompt now.
As all the chrome tasks have been terminated, you can now fix the issues of Your Connection Is Not Private.
Solution 5: Set Target “Ignore Certificate Errors”
If you think the error is showing for any other reason and you are safe what website you are browsing, then you can just ignore the error and can set target file for skipping the certificate error. Do the below process to fix.
- Right click on the shortcut icon of Google Chrome.
- Now add the below line at the end of the extensions on the Target area. Important: Do the task carefully, do not delete anything from the existing text. Just add the below line at the end of the line.
- Click on Apply and then OK.
You will not get the error anymore, and your browser can visit any website simultaneously.
Solution 6: Reset Google Chrome As Default
Now, it is your duty to reset Google Chrome as default. It will fix the error. For doing this.
- Visit chrome://flags/ in the browser and Hit Enter.
- You will find “Reset All To Default” and click on here.
- Relaunch the browser now.
If you visit the website, you may not get the error. Hope the problem has gone.
Need More Help?
Finally, I think you have solved the issues of “Your Connection Is Not Private” or “NET:: ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID” in your Google Chrome Bowser on the Windows 10, 8 or 7, Mac OS, Android, Linux (Ubuntu) PC. If you can do the above methods carefully, you will get the error anymore.
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