How To Fix Your Connection Is Not Private Error In Windows 10

Windows 10 is the most widely used operating system today which can be found in business computers and home computers. It has several outstanding features that makes it quite easy to use. Although this is a solid performing operating system there are instances when certain issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the your connection is not private error in windows 10.

What to do when you get the Your connection is not private error

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and removes any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

There are several factors that can cause this particular problem ranging from a wrong date and time setting to a firewall issue. Listed below are the recommended troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix this problem.

Check the date and time

One of the most common factors that can cause this problem is a wrong date and time setting on your computer. If the date and time of your computer is not correct then you will need to change this.

  • Right-click on the time in the bottom-right of the screen and select Adjust Date/Time.
  • A window will open. On the left side of the window select the Date & time tab. Then, under “Change date and time” click Change.  Both Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically must be OFF to make this change.
  • Enter the correct time and date then press Change

Check if the your connection is not private issue still occurs.

Clear the cache and data of the browser

There’s a possibility that a corrupted cached data in the browser is causing this your connection is not private problem. To eliminate this possibility you will need to clear the cache and data.

Google Chrome

  • On your computer, open Chrome
  • At the top right, click More
  • Click More tools and then Clear browsing data.
  • At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
  • Next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files,” check the boxes.
  • Click Clear data.

Microsoft Edge

  • In the top right hand corner you’ll see three dots in a horizontal line. Clicking here opens a drop down that reveals the settings option. Select “Settings”
  • Once in settings, select “Choose what to clear”
  • You’ll reach a screen that has you check off what you’d like to clear. It is recommended that you check off the first four boxes (Browsing History, Cookies and saved website data, Cached data and files, and Download history). Next, click “Clear”
  • Restart the browser

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on your tools bar.
  • Click on Settings.
  • On the menu to the right, select “privacy”.
  • Under the history option, there is a shortcut titled “clear your recent history” – click that.
  • Select only the top four options and hit clear now.
  • Close out of your browser for changes to take effect.


  • Click on the Safari drop-down menu and select Preferences.
  • Click the Advanced tab. Select the Show Develop menu in menu bar checkbox and close the Preferences window.
  • Select the Develop drop-down menu. Click Empty Cache.
  • You may want to also clear your browser history. Select the History drop-down, then Clear History

Check if the your connection is not private issue still occurs.

Turn off the firewall

One of the causes of this your connection is not private problem is a firewall setting that’s blocking the connection. Try to disable the firewall to check if this is what’s causing the problem.

  • Press Windows Key + I to open up Settings.
  • Search for “Windows Defender Firewall” and then select “Windows Defender Firewall”.
  • On the left-hand side, click on “Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off”.
  • Check the “Turn off Windows Defender Firewall” boxes under both the settings.

Check if the issue still occurs. If it doesn’t then turn on the firewall and add the browser to its exception list.

  • Type Firewall in the search bar then click on the Firewall app that appears.
  • In the resulting Windows Firewall window, click Allow an App  through Windows Firewall.
  • In the Allowed Apps window that appears, click the Change Settings button, and then select the check box for apps on your computer that you want to allow to communicate over the Internet without being stopped by Firewall.
  • Click the Private and Public check box to narrow down whether you want just networks that are secure to allow this communication, or also public and nonsecure networks to do so.
  • Click OK and then click the Close button to close the Windows Firewall window.

Try to check if you still get the your connection is not private error.

Change the DNS setting

A wrong DNS setting can cause this your connection is not private problem. To check if this is a DNS related issue you can try using Google’s public DNS.

  • Click on the Start button
  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Network & Internet.
  • Click on Change Adapter options.
  • Right click the network connection and select Properties
  • Highlight the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click on the Properties button.
  • Click on use the following DNS server addresses
  • Enter as a preferred DNS Server and as Alternate DNS Server
  • Press OK to save your changes.

Check if the your connection is not private issue still occurs.

Make sure your connection is secure to avoid the your connection is not private Error

One thing to consider is that this problem can be caused because the network you are using is not secure or private. This usually happens when you try to connect to a public Wi-Fi or hotspot. You will need to make sure to connect to a secure network if you want this issue to disappear.

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