How to fix “Your Connection is Not Private” Error in Chrome

How to fix “Your Connection is Not Private” Error in Chrome

Your Connection is Not Private or Net::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID error appears because of the SSL error. SSL (secure sockets layer) is used by the Websites to keep all the information you enter on their pages private and secure. If you are getting the SSL error Net::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID in Google chrome browser, it means your Internet connection or your computer is preventing Chrome from loading the page securely and privately.

I have run into this error many times, and in nearly every case it’s due to incorrect clock setting. The TLS specification considers the connection invalid if the end points don’t have their clocks set to nearly the same time. It doesn’t have to be the correct time, but they have to agree.

Your connection is not private error (NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID) is the most common error your are going to face in google chrome, so let’s see what’s it all about.

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from 
(for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID


Your clock is behind

A private connection to can't be established because your computer's
date and time (Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 5:53:55 PM) are incorrect.
Clock Error
Clock Error


Solution: How to fix your connection is not private (NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID)

Method 1: Fixing date and time of your computer

Don’t worry, this can be fixed in matter of seconds:

  1. Click on the date and time on the taskbar.
  2. After that click on “Date and time settings.”
  3. If you have windows 10 then make “Set time automatically” to “On.”
  4. For other user when you will click on “Date and time settings” a new windows will open and from there go to the tab “Internet Time.”
  5. Click on “Change settings” and tick mark on “Synchronize with an Internet time server” and inside server select “” after that click on update now and then OK.
    Time and Date
  6. Restart chrome.

Method 2: Clear browsing data in Google Chrome

Sometimes cleaning the browser’s cache and history may help, so lets try this also.

  1. Open google chrome then click on settings and then on show advanced settings.
  2. Click on clear browsing data under privacy.
Clear Browsing Data
Clear Browsing Data


Method 3: Turning off SSL or HTTPS scanning in Antivirus software

  1. In Bit-defender antivirus software go to settings.
  2.  Now from there, click on Privacy Control and then go to Anti-phishing tab.
  3. In Anti-phishing tab, turn OFF the Scan SSL.
  4. Restart your computer.
bitdefender turn off ssl scan
Turn Off SSL Scan


Method 4: Ignoring the error and proceeding to the website

The last resort is proceeding to the website but only do this if you are sure that the website you are attempting to login is secured.

  1. In google chrome go the website that is giving the error.
  2. To proceed, firstly click on the “Advanced” link.
  3. After that select “Proceed to (unsafe)”.
proceed to website
Proceed to website

That’s it you have successfully fixed your connection is not private error and you must be able to use google chrome without any problem. If you still have any queries regarding this post feel free to ask them in comments.


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  1. Rajesh

    I’m using Ubuntu 14.04 OS and have followed all the steps given above . Still the error is as given below . Please someone help me with this.

    Your connection is not private

    Attackers might be trying to steal your information from (for example, passwords, messages or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_WEAK_SIGNATURE_ALGORITHM
    ReloadHIDE ADVANCED normally uses encryption to protect your information. When Google Chrome tried to connect to this time, the website sent back unusual and incorrect credentials. This may happen when an attacker is trying to pretend to be, or a Wi-Fi sign-in screen has interrupted the connection. Your information is still secure because Google Chrome stopped the connection before any data was exchanged.

    You cannot visit at the moment because the website uses HSTS. Network errors and attacks are usually temporary, so this page will probably work later. Find out more. –

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