Many users have begun complaining and seeking solution to a pop-up error caused in Google Chrome. The error is usually caused by the configuration of the date settings in Windows, however it may also be caused by what many refer to as a tech support scam – a pop-up which blocks you out of your web browser and demands you to call a tech support number to fix the issue. This is why, in this article we have addressed both of the scenarios and have come up with the solutions for them. Keep reading to learn how to fix the “Your connection is not private” error in your Windows for free.
How to Fix “Your connection is not private” Chrome Error
The reason why many see the “Your connection is not private” message in the Google Chrome web browser is in fact not an error, but rather a inability of Google Chrome to function properly, because of how the system time is configured. Here is how to fix this if it is caused by a Date and Time issue:
Step 1: Hit the Windows Button + R combination on your keyboard. In the Run window which will appear type “timedate.cpl” and hit OK.
Step 2: In the Date and Time menu which will appear, click on the “Change Date and Time” and confirm any administrative requests to open it:
Step 3: If your date has been changed, change it back to the original today’s date and then click on Apply and Ok. This should fix the issue.
Fix “Your connection is not private” Error If Caused by Virus or Scam
Another way, by which you may experience this pop-up on your web browser, is if your computer has an ad-supported software installed which causes suspicious screens to appear, asking to call tech support numbers, including a fake “Your connection is not private” screen. Besides it, you may also see other similar to the original error screens, like the examples below:
These screens are usually caused by potentially harmful software. Such unwanted programs usually slip into your computer as a result of bundling. Bundling is the process of installing an application which is free, such as your favorite media player, torrent or other programs. Usually some suspicious websites bundle PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) in their software setups. These unwanted software are not malware, but they may cause various advertisements to appear and your system to run extremely slow. Among those advertisements, those apps may also change your browser settings. So, if you experience those symptoms, we advise you to clean your web browser and your Windows by following the removal instructions below for any viruses, displaying fake “Your connection is not private” error messages.
Manually delete "Your connection is not private"-related virus from Windows and your browser
Note! Substantial notification about the "Your connection is not private"-related virus threat: Manual removal of "Your connection is not private"-related virus requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.