How to fix NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED Error in Google Chrome

While trying to visit a website, you may sometimes come across the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED error in your Google Chrome browser. This means that either the website is having a server issue or the error shows up due to SSL connection problem. This is a common error and one of the many errors that you may comes across while browsing on Chrome.

This error usually occurs when the SSL certificate of the website you are trying to visit is revoked by the SSL certificate authority (CA) and so, when you try to access the website the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED error shows up. While this is the usual server error which can be fixed by the admin or the owner of the website, sometimes, the error shows up due to your PC’s or the browser’s local settings.

Some of the reasons that could generate the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED error include the SSL certificate authority may have found a misallocation of the SSL certificate issue, when the private keys of the SSL certificate is compromised, the SSL certificate revocation initiated by someone else, due to network issues, etc.

Fortunately, there are a few solutions that may help you fix the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED error in Google Chrome. Let’s see how:

For Website Visitor

However, if you are a visitor and the error occurs while browsing a website on your Google Chrome browser follow the below methods to potentially fix the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED error:

Method 1: Check the Date and Time

If the date and time on your PC is not set correctly, it can cause a lot of issues including the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED error on your Google Chrome. Therefore, correct the date and time of your PC and see if it helps fix the issue:

Step 1: Press the Win + R keys together on your keyboard to open the Run command window.

Step 2: In the Run command search bar, type timedate.cpl and hit Enter to open the Date and Time window.

 

Run Command Timedate.cpl Enter

 

Step 3: In the Date and Time dialogue box that opens, under the Date and Time tab, click on the Change date and time button.

 

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Step 4: In the Date and Time Settings dialogue box, set the correct time and date.

Press OK to save the changes.

 

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Step 5: You can also change the time zone, if it’s not set correctly.

Go to the Time zone section in the Date and Time dialogue box.

Click on the Change time zone button.

 

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Step 6: In the Time Zone Settings window, select the correct Time zone from the drop-down.

Press OK to save the changes.

 

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Step 7: It opens the Time zone settings dialogue box.

Here, go to the Time zone field and select the correct time zone from the drop-down.

Press OK to save the changes and exit.

 

Time Zone Settings Set The Time Zone Select Correct Rime Zone Ok

 

Exit Control Panel and now, relaunch your Google Chrome browser. You should not see the error anymore while browsing the website.

 

Method 2: Try to Reset TCP/IP & Flush DNS

You can also try resetting the TCP/IP or flush the DNS and it may help fix the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED error on your Chrome browser: Here’s how:

 

Step 1: Press the Win + R shortcut keys on your keyboard and the Run command box opens.

Step 2: In the search field, type cmd and press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together on your keyboard to open the Command Prompt window with administrator rights.

 

Run Command Cmd Ctrl + Shift + Enter

 

Step 3: In the elevated Command Prompt window, run the below command and hit Enter:

 

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

 

Command Prompt (admin) Reset Network Enter

 

Step 4: Next, run the below commands one after another and hit Enter after each one:

 

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

 

Once done, close the Command Prompt window and restart your PC.

Now, open your browser, go to the website and check if the issue is resolved.

Method 3: Disable the Security Warning

This is a bit challenging and hence, you may try this method only if the above methods fail to work. Follow the below steps to disable the security warning:

 

Step 1: Press the Win + R keys together on your keyboard to open the Run command window.

Step 2: In the Run command search box, type inetcpl.cpl and hit Enter .

 

Run Command Inetcpl.cpl Enter

 

Step 3: This will open the Internet Properties window.

Here, select the Advanced tab.

Go to the Settings field, scroll down and reach the Security section.

Now, uncheck the two options – Check for publisher’s certificate revocation and Check for server certificate revocation.

Press Apply and OK to save the changes and exit.

 

 

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Now, restart your PC and the error should be resolved now.

Method 4: Remove Proxy

If you are using a VPN or a proxy server, you can try this method to possible resolve the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED error. Follow the below instructions to disable or delete the VPN or the proxy:

Step 1: Right-click on Start and select Run from the menu.

 

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Step 2: In the Run command window that opens, type inetcpl.cpl in the search bar and hit Enter.

 

Run Command Inetcpl.cpl Enter

 

Step 3: This will open the Internet Properties dialogue box.

Here, select the Connections tab and click on the LAN settings button at the bottom.

 

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Step 4: In the Local Area Network Settings dialogue box, check the box next to Automatically Detect Settings and uncheck the other options (Use automatic configuration script and/or Use a proxy server for your LAN).

Press OK to apply the changes.

Press Apply and OK in the Internet Properties window to save the changes and exit.

 

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Now, exit the Internet Properties window, restart your PC and check if the issue is resolved.

Method 5: Run Clean Boot

The SSL connection error – NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED  can also show up due to the interference of third-party apps or software. In such cases, running a clean boot may help fix the issue. Here’s how to perform a clean boot:

Step 1: Press the Win + R hotkeys on your keyboard to launch the Run command box.

Step 2: In the search bar, type msconfig and hit Enter to open the System Configuration window.

 

Run Command Msconfig Enter

 

Step 3: In the System Configuration window, under the General tab, under Selective startup, uncheck the Load startup items option and check the Load System Services and Use the original boot configuration options.

 

System Configuration General Load System Services And Use Original Boot Configuration Check Load Startup Items Uncheck

 

Step 4: Next, go to the Services tab and navigate to the bottom left.

Here, check the box next to Hide all Microsoft Services.

Press Apply and then OK to save the changes and exit.

 

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Once done, restart your PC and check if the error is resolved.

 

*Note – If the issue persists, you can uncheck the Load System Services option under General tab > Selective startup and then reboot your PC to check if this helps fix the error in Google Chrome.

Method 6: Turn off Firewall and Antivirus Program

Sometimes, the issue could arise due to the firewall or the antivirus program that may be blocking the SSL connection by-default. Hence, temporarily turning off the firewall and the antivirus can be the solution. Follow he below steps to turn off the Windows Firewall:

 

Step 1: Right-click on the Start menu and click on Run in the context menu.

 

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Step 2: This will open the Run command window.

Here, type Firewall.cpl and press OK to open the Windows Defender Firewall window in Control Panel.

 

Run Command Firewall.cpl Enter

 

Step 3: On the left side of the pane, click on Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off.

 

Windows Defender Firewall Turn Windows Defender Firewall On Or Off

 

Step 4: Now, in the Customise Settings window, select the radio buttons next to Turn off Windows Defender Firewall option for both Private network settings and Public Network Settings.

Press OK to save the changes and exit.

 

 



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*Note – Additionally, you can also temporarily disable any 3rd party antivirus software that may be running on your PC.

 

Now, reboot your Chrome browser, visit the website and see if you still encounter the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED error.

Method 7: Clear your browsing data

Sometimes, clearing the cache and cookies of your Chrome browser helps fix the issue in most cases, Here’s how to clear the browser data:

Step 1: Open your Chrome browser and navigate to the upper right corner.

Click on the three vertical dots (Customize and control Google Chrome) and select Settings.

 

Chrome Browser Cusomize And Control Google Chrome Settings

 

Step 2: In the Settings window, go to the Privacy and security settings section.

Here, click on Clear browsing data.



 

Settings Privacy And Security Clear Browsing Data

 

Step 3: In the Clear browsing data dialogue box, check the box next to Browsing history, Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.

Press the Clear data button below.

 

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This process takes a while so wait patiently, till it’s over. Once done, restart your PC and check if the error is resolved.

Method 8: Reset Google Chrome

If none of the above methods work, reset Google Chrome to to check if that resolves the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED  error. Here’s how:

 

Step 1: Launch Google Chrome and click on the three dots on the top right corner.

Select Settings from the menu.

 

Chrome Browser Cusomize And Control Google Chrome Settings

 

Step 2: In the Settings window, scroll down and click on Advanced to expand the section.

Step 3: Again scroll down and go to the Reset and clean up section.

Here, click on Restore settings to their original defaults.

 

Advanced Settings Reset And Clean Up Restore Settings To Their Original Defaults

 

Step 4: In the Reset Settings dialogue box, click on the Reset settings button to confirm the action.

 

Chrome Reset Settings Reset Settings

 

Once done, relaunch the Chrome browser and now visit the website and check if the error still shows up.

 

Alternatively, you can also disable any extensions on your Chrome browser, because sometimes they can interfere with the websites you try to access. You can also check for any updates available and if there is, update your browser to the latest version. Moreover, you can also visit https://www.google.com/chrome/canary/and get the latest version of the Google Chrome Canary development version.

Another very easy alternative would be to use another web browser, in case the problem is not resolved.

For Website Owner

If you are the website owner and you see the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED error then try the below solutions and see if it helps fix the issue:

Contact the SSL Provider

Your first step should be to contact your SSL certificate provider and check for any hidden issue for the SSL certificate being revoked.

Check with the them if the certificate has been revoked in error or if any of its keys are accessed without consent.

Reissue the SSL certificate

You can also choose to purchase a new SSL certificate from the service provider. You can then install it on your website to keep it secure.

These are a couple of methods you must try as a website owner to get rid of the NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED error and make it function normally.