Many Google Chrome browser users experience privacy errors while surfing the Internet. Access blocking occurs if the browser suspects that the web resource is a threat. However, if the problem arises with only one website, then most likely the problem lies with it or with the site server. When your connection is not secure, this usually happens due to an error in the SSL certificate.
In other cases, if a privacy error occurs on all pages, you need to start solving this problem. Let us look at simple ways to fix the “Your Connection is Not Secure” error in the Chrome browser.
Check your Computer for Problems
In most cases, the main problem of this error is the user’s computer. But don’t worry, it’s easy to fix.
Reload the Problem Page
Page reloading is essentially the easiest, but sometimes effective way. In most cases, these measures will be enough to resume access to the resource. Sometimes a reboot allows you to troubleshoot issues related to a reissued SSL certificate, Internet connection, and/or browser timeout.
Wi-Fi in Public Areas
When using public Wi-Fi networks, a privacy error may occur. The reason for this is the lack of HTTPS and the poor configuration of many public Wi-Fi connections. For an Internet connection, use only trusted networks. To protect your data, we recommend using a virtual private network (VPN).
Saved Browser Data
In some cases, browser overloads by cookies and cache may affect the loading of web resources. To clean them from the Chrome browser, go to the main menu and click on Advanced Tools. Next, open the Clear Browsing Data option, check the boxes next to the necessary cookie, history, and cache items and click the Clear Data button.
Log in to the Website Without Saving Data
The next option is to use incognito mode to try to enter the website. Open incognito mode by opening the menu in the upper right corner of the window or through the key combination Ctrl + Shift + N. This mode allows you to browse the web without saving history, cookies or cache. If the problem is with the website itself, then it will also display a privacy error.
Incorrect Time Settings
If the time and date set on the computer do not match the browser data, an SSL certificate validity error may occur. If the date is set ahead of time, then the certificate will be invalid. If the date is in the past, then the certificate will be considered unconfigured.
To resolve the privacy error, set the correct date and time on your device. Open the date and time settings and set these parameters manually or with the automatic setting.
The presence of viruses and malware in the computer system can cause blocking of access to websites and even a change in the settings of network modules. Update your antivirus database and scan your system for malware. If you do not have an antivirus program, we recommend that you install one.
In some cases, Internet security and antivirus programs scan the HTTPS protocol. If this function is active, then unusual connections and SSL certificates will be blocked. Open the protection settings of your Antivirus and disable the SSL scan function. You can also check this simply by temporarily disabling the antivirus and reopening the website.
If You Absolutely Need to Visit a Web Resource, Use This Method
If you do not have time for the above methods or if they did not work, but you need to open the website, then be careful. Remember that you receive this message because of the web resource being unsafe. You can ignore the message and click on the link to go to the site.
We do not recommend accessing insecure websites to conduct financial transactions or enter personal information. So be careful.