NET :: ERR_CERT_REVOKED error in Google Chrome: reasons and solutions
The NET :: ERR_CERT_REVOKED error can appear in the Google Chrome browser when trying to visit a specific site. In some cases, the problem is broader and as a result, multiple sites cannot be visited.
The error code itself indicates that the SSL certificate was revoked when the page was loaded. This usually happens due to the revocation of the certificate by the issuer and its removal on the site itself. In this case, visitors will not be able to do anything, all that remains is to find an alternative site with similar content. However, in some cases, the problem may be on the user’s side. Below we will consider such situations and methods of their solution.
Solution 1: check your time and date settings
Since the error indicates a revoked certificate, incorrect time settings on your computer may result in the above message. Check if they are correct and change as needed.
- Right-click on the time / date in the right corner of the taskbar and select Set date and time.
- In the window that opens, go to the Internet Time tab.
- Select Change Settings.
- In the next window, check the box Synchronize with the time server on the Internet.
- Then click Update Now and Ok.
- Check if the site has been accessed.
Solution 2. Disable your antivirus
Some antivirus programs prevent users from accessing sites that do not provide a secure HTTPS connection. Therefore, you should temporarily disable your third-party antivirus and see if the problem persists. If the error disappears after you disable your antivirus software, you need to add it to the antivirus exceptions so that it doesn’t interfere with your next visits to this site.
For more information on how to do this, visit your antivirus software vendor’s official website. In addition, if an antivirus blocks a certain resource, there is reason to think about whether it is worth visiting this site at all, or is it better to find an alternative source.
Solution 3: Change your security settings (workaround)
If you are 100% sure that the site is safe for your PC, you can bypass the protection by changing the security settings in the network connection settings section.
- Type inetcpl.cpl in Windows search and press Enter.
- Run the found settings file, and go to the Advanced tab.
- Scroll down the options until you reach the Security section.
- Uncheck the following sections: check if the server certificate has been revoked and check for revocation of the publisher’s certificates.
- Then click Apply and OK.
Solution 4. Reset your internet connection
Unstable internet may be the cause of the error. Thus, you should reset your internet connection and see if that helps:
- Right-click on the Windows icon and select Command Prompt (Admin).
- In the opened system window, copy and paste the following commands, pressing Enter after each:
- ipconfig / flushdns
ipconfig / registerdns
ipconfig / release
ipconfig / renew
netsh winsock reset
Solution 5. Reset Google Chrome
In addition to resetting your network connection, you can try doing the same with your browser and see if that helps.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the window.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down and expand the Accessibility section.
- Find the Reset settings at the very bottom.
Solution 6: use a different web browser
Google Chrome, while one of the most popular web browsers, is often criticized. This is due to a privacy issue due to Google’s focus on tracking users for personalized ads. At the same time, security problems arise from time to time, and although developers quickly “patch holes”, millions of users manage to be exposed to one or another attack by malefactors.
In addition, many web browsers, including the new MS Edge, have integrated most of the functionality available in Google Chrome, for example, extensions can now be added from the Chrome Web Store as easily as in Chrome itself. Thus, if the error NET :: ERR_CERT_REVOKED was still not fixed, it is worth trying to access the inaccessible site through another browser.