How to Fix net::err_cert_invalid in Google Chrome

So, you’ve encountered a very strange error message on Google Chrome saying “Your connection is not private (Net::err_cert_invalid).” It ca occur on Desktop, laptop, smartphone and tablet devices. You can get this error while surfing a single or multiple websites. Needless to say, with the growing technology, problems are also increasing and the privacy of people is also being affected in various ways.

Sometimes it may say “net::err_cert_date_invalid” based on the version of Chrome installed on your PC. Both are the same error messages. Here are a few solutions you can follow to get rid of this error and access your desired website securely.

Method 1: Proceed Anyway

If you are using an old version of Chrome, the error message will be display as “net::err_cert_date_invalid warning” with a note saying.

The Site’s security certificate is not trusted!

“You attempted to reach ‘exammple website’, but the server presented a certificate issued by an entity that is not trusted by your computer’s operating system. This may mean that the server has generated its own security credentials, which Chrome cannot rely on for identity information, or an attacker may be trying to intercept your communications.

You should not proceed, especially if you have never seen this warning before for this site.”

Just click the “Proceed Anyway” button. This will give a dialog box saying “This connection is Untrusted”. In case you don’t want to proceed, just tap on the ‘Get me out of here’ and if you want to, click on ‘Add Exception’.

This will simply add that certificate to your browser and you will no longer face this error.

However, in case of the new version of Chrome, the error message you get says:

Your Connection is not Private

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

There will be two options available. One is the blue button saying ‘Back to safety: while the other is ‘Advanced’ link on the left side in small letters.

Click on the advanced link and finally tap on Proceed to site (Insafe). It will automatically take you to that site you are trying to access.

Method 2: Prevent Warning

If the above steps seem a bit sneaky to you, you can prevent the warning by following the below method:

In the address bar of chrome, type chrome://flags and hit the enter button.

On the page opened, scroll down and find “Remember decisions to proceed through SSL errors for a specified length of time”.

There will be a drop-down box. Click on it and you’ll be provided with multiple time periods. Select “remember for three months: and close this Window.

Important: If you trust the website you are visiting, only then perform this step.

Method 3: Antivirus Software

Many times, it happen that your antivirus software might be interrupting the website you are trying to access.

Simply open your antivirus and turn of the SSL scan or HTTPS protection or HTTPS scan. Save the settings and refresh your browser.

Method 4: Clearing Browsing Data

To go a step further, we recommend to clear your browsing data and cache from the ‘beginning of time’ to reduce the server load. To do this:

Click on the Menu icon in Chrome and tap on settings.

chrome settings

Scroll down to the bottom and click the ‘Show Advance Settings’ link.

show advanced settings

Scroll down a bit more and under the privacy section, click on ‘Clear Browsing Data’.

clear browsing data

Check all the options and make sure you select ‘Obliterate the following items from: the beginning of time’ to fully flush out every cache and browsing history.

final step

Allow your Browser to process it. Restart Chrome and surf again.

That’s all. Hope these solutions workouts for you. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask them in the comment section.


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