The modern web browsers like Chrome are all good until you start getting annoying errors. One such error is “Your Connection is not private.” The error throws a different message for different users based on the internet service they are trying to access.
If you are stuck with “Attackers might be trying to steal your information from…”, this guide will help you fix the issue on your web browser.
As I said, this error can be different based on the user. So, we have gathered all the error and fixes related to the issue in this article.
Here are some of the most common error variations you may face:
- Attackers might be trying to steal your information from mail.google.com
- Attackers might be trying to steal your information from www.google.com
- Attackers might be trying to steal your information from localhost
- Attackers might be trying to steal your information from
- Attackers might be trying to steal your information from yts.am
- Attackers might be trying to steal your information from lsapp.dev
- Attackersmight be trying to steal your information from iso.frontier.com
- How to fix attackers might be trying to steal your information from” Error
Alright, let’s dive right in and see how you can get rid of this error.
Steps to remove ‘Attackers might be trying to steal your information’ alerts
- Flush DNS
- Change DNS server address
- Check your Computer’s Date and Time
- Scan for Malware and Virus
- Enable Password Protected Sharing
- Check your Internet Security Settings
- Clear Browser Cache and Cookies
- Use Chrome’s Built-in Malware Removal Tool
- The problem can be on the Server End
Solution 1: Flush DNS
Windows caches IP address to speed up things which similar to how cache works for apps. Sometimes cache may include bad results which lead to network related problems like attackers might be trying to steal your information. One way to fix the issue is by flushing the DNS.
- Press Windows Key + X. Click on Command Prompt (Admin).
- In the command prompt, type the following command and hit enter.
- The command will work with all the versions of Windows. Just make sure you open the command prompt as administrator.
Solution 2: Change DNS server address
If flushing the DNS don’t work, change the DNS server address manually. You can also use a DNS changer program to do the same. Here is how to do it.
- Open Control Panel by pressing Windows Key + X.
- Click on Network and Internet.
- Open Network and Sharing Center.
- Open Change Adapter settings. (left pane)
- Right-click on your Wi-Fi or LAN connection and select Properties.
- In the properties window, select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click on the Properties button.
- Select “Use the following DNS server address.” option.
- In the Preferred DNS Server and Alternate DNS Server field, enter a third-party address. For this guide, I have used Google DNS server.
- Enter the following DNS server one by one:
Preferred DNS server: 184.108.40.206
Alternate DNS server: 220.127.116.11
- Click OK to save the changes.
Or use DNS Jumper
DNS Jumper is a free utility program for Windows OS that enables you to change the default DNS server with free third-party DNS servers. It also has the option to find the fastest free DNS server. Download DNS jumper, click on Fastest DNS button. Apply the DNS server.
Solution 3: Check your Computer’s Date and Time
Security related network errors are common, and one of the reasons for this can be incorrect date and time on the computer. The modern web browser does block the users from accessing any websites thinking it is phishing attack when the time, date and timezone on the PC mismatch with its own servers.
You can check the time and date on the taskbar beside Action Center icon. If the time and date are incorrect, do the following to correct it.
- Click Start and open Settings.
- Open Time and language.
- Turn off “Set time automatically” option.
- Click on Change button under “Change data and time section.”
- Set correct date and time and click the Change button save the changes.
Make sure you turn on the “Set time automatically” option before closing the Settings window.
Solution 4: Scan for Malware and Virus
If your PC is infected with a virus, Google chrome may throw this error if the malicious program tries to redirect browser request to some insecure websites. The best way to fix is to run a scan using an antivirus program.
We have a detailed guide on best Antivirus for Windows. Do check it out to find the best protection for your PC.
Solution 5: Enable Password Protected Sharing
If you have turned off password protecting sharing in network and sharing center for your network, the attackers might be trying to steal your information from error may occur. Make sure password protected sharing is turned on to fix the issue.
- Open Control Panel.
- Go to Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
- On the left pane, click on Change advanced sharing settings.
- Look for Home or Work profile. If you don’t find them, look for All Networks and expand it.
- Scroll to the end and select ” Turn on password protected sharing” option.
- Click on the Save changes button.
Solution 6: Check your Internet Security Settings
Different Antivirus programs offer a different kind of security and at times security program may block all the SSL/https connection to/from the network.
For example, if you are using Avast security, try to disable Webshield security or go to customization for Web Shield and turn off HTTPS scanning option. Check for similar settings in other security programs as well.
If nothing works, disable the firewall temporarily and then disable Antivirus temporary to see if that makes any difference.
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Solution 7: Clear Browser Cache and Cookies
The bad cache can cause “your connection is not private” error in Google Chrome and other web browsers. Here is how to clear cache and cookies in Google Chrome and Edge.
Clear Cache data in Google Chrome:
- Click on Menu > More Tools > Clear browsing data.
- Select the time range and set it back to 1 day or 1 week, depending on when the error first occurred.
- Check “Cookies and other side data” and “cached images and files” option.
- Click on Clear data button to clear the cache.
Solution 8: Use Chrome’s Built-in Malware Removal Tool
Google Chrome comes with a built-in malware removal tool. The tool will check for any malicious software that might be affecting the browser and remove it.
- Open Google Chrome. Click on Menu and select Settings.
- Scroll to the end of the page and look for Reset and Clean up section.
- Click on Clean up computer.
- Click on the Find button to begin the scanning process.
The tool will scan and remove any harmful software from your computer if found.
Solution 9: The problem can be on the Server End
If you are facing the connection is not private error while visiting a particular website, the problem can be from the owner’s end. In this situation, you can report the problem to the website administrator and wait for it to be resolved.
The connection is not private – attackers might be trying to steal your information error can be annoying, and we hope one of the mentioned solutions may have helped you resolve the issue.
Make sure to leave a comment if the problem persists or if you have found a new solution. We would try to update the article with any new information available.
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