Many Windows 10 users receive the NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED error on Google Chrome when they try to visit any website that is having an issue from the server-side or SSL connection issues.
Well, this is one of the many Chrome errors like NET::ERR_CERT_INVALID, that is caused due to the SSL or incorrect configuration or installation or the certificate error.
So, here in this guide learn what this error is, why it occurs, along with some best possible solutions to fix the error.
What Does The NET ERR_CERT_REVOKED Error Mean?
The ERR_CERT_REVOKED error means that the website’s SSL certificate was revoked by the SSL certificate authority (CA), and therefore when you visit a website the error displays on your screen by Google Chrome.
Well, this a generally a server-side error and should be resolved by the website owner or admin. However, sometimes the error is also evidenced by the website visitors and might be caused due to the local settings on the PC or the browser and others (we discuss below.)
There are many different reasons responsible for the error, so here have a look at the common ones:
- Most possibly the SSL certificate authority may have found a misallocation of the SSL certificate.
- Or the SSL certificate private keys might get compromised.
- The SSL certificate revocation might be requested by someone.
- A query returns an “invalid error” on the certificate that appears on the SSL CRLs (Certificate Revocation Lists) or the OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol).
- Due to the network issues or the DNS that might be preventing the user’s system from reading the CRL providers.
The error is more likely to be fixed by the website administrator as they might require reissuing the SSL certificate. But if you are a website visitor then try the below-given fixes to circumvent the error.
How Do I Fix ERR_CERT_REVOKED Error for Website Owner
1. Contact the SSL Provider
First of all, get in touch with your SSL certificate provider to find out the underlying issue of why the SSL certificate is revoked.
And make sure to get the error resolved ASAP if it is mistakenly revoked or your certificate keys are compromised.
2. Reissue the SSL certificate
Another way out is buying a new SSL certificate from your service provider and install it on your website and make it secure once again.
Well, these are fixes you need to carry out immediately to troubleshoot the error and prove your website’s credibility.
Moreover, if you are a visitor then there are certain steps that you can try to troubleshoot this server-side error.
How Do I Fix NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED Google Chrome for Website Visitors
1. Check the Date and Time
The incorrect date and time is the universal cause of various errors between the PC and the server. Therefore this might be responsible for the SSL errors.
So, make sure to change the correct date and time by heading to settings to fix the error.
Follow the steps to do so:
- Click on the Windows search box, type the control panel.
- Now open Control Panel, click on the Clock, Region and Language.
- And click on Date and Time, type correct date and time.
- Next, reboot your PC and check if the error is resolved
2. Turn off Firewall and Antivirus Program
The antivirus software or the firewall can also cause connection issues and mistakenly blocks the SSL connections.
So, temporarily turning off the security programs may work for you.
If you are running Windows Firewall then follow the steps to disable them:
- Open Control Panel from the Start menu.
- And choose the System and Security option, and then click on the Windows Firewall option.
- Now on the left side choose the Turn Windows Firewall On or Off option.
- Select the box next to Turn off Windows Firewall and click OK to save changes.
Moreover, if you are running any third-party antivirus program then disable it nu opening the antivirus program.
If the SSL connection error ERR_CERT_REVOKED is resolved then switch to a different security program or contact the antivirus support center and let them know about the issue.
But if after disabling the security programs you are still getting the error then enable them and head to the next solution.
3. Try to Reset TCP/IP & Flush DNS
In some cases, the issue is caused due to the DNS or the TCP/IP. And many users confirmed resetting or flushing the DNS works for them.
So, let try flushing the DNS by following the steps given:
- First of all right click on the Windows key and click on Command Prompt (Run is as Admin)
- And in the CMD type
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
- Now type the below-given commands one by one in the CMD and hit Enter after each.
ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /registerdns ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew
Once all the commands are performed, exit the command prompt and reboot your system.
4. Run Clean Boot
Sometimes the third-party apps or software can also cause the SSL connection error, so performing a clean boot may work for you.
The Clean boot may works for you as this reboots your system with the least drivers and start-up programs. It also works for you to recognize the root cause of the issue.
Follow the steps given to do so:
- Press Windows key + R and in the Run box that appears type msconfig
- And in the General tab, you need to uncheck the Load Startup Items options
- Now, checkmark the options Load System Services and Use the original boot configuration.
- Then go to the Services tab and click on the box next to Hide all Microsoft Services
- Lastly, click Apply and OK for disabling the entire Microsoft services
- Reboot your PC
This might solve the error for you but if not then uncheck the Load System Services option and click on Apply and Ok for saving changes and reboot your computer.
5. Disable Extensions
If you are able to access the particular website or page on other browsers except for Chrome then there is a possibility that the 3rd party extensions are causing the error.
So, disable the extensions temporarily on Chrome and check if you can access the webpage without getting the error. And if you won’t get the error then enable the extensions one by one to find out the problematic one.
Once you locate the problematic extensions then uninstall them on your Chrome browser to solve the error.
6. Uninstall or Remove VPN and Proxy
This solution is for the users who are using a VPN or a proxy, try disabling or removing proxy/VPN to troubleshoot the error.
Follow the steps for disabling Proxy
- Press Win + R keys and in the Run box type inetcpl.cpl command and hit Enter
- You will see the Internet Properties screen, from there go to the Connection tab and click on LAN Settings.
- And checkmark Automatically Detect Settings and uncheck the other options.
Reboot your PC and try opening the webpage to check if the error still appears or is fixed.
7. Deactivate the Security Warning
Well, this is a risky solution but worked for many users to resolve error.
Follow the steps for disabling the security warning:
- Open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys simultaneously.
- Now type inetcpl.cpl command in the Run box and hit Enter
- You will see Internet Properties screen window
- And go to the Advanced tab and uncheck the Check for publisher’s certificate revocation and Check for server certificate revocation options.
- Lastly, click on Apply and OK
Now reboot your computer and check if the error is resolved. And you can now enable the security warning by following the same steps.
Hope the listed solutions work for you to solve the NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED Google Chrome error, but if still the error is not solved then reset your Chrome browser may work. Doing this will restore your browser to the default state. Alternatively, also make sure to update Chrome with the latest updates to make it more stable and solve errors with it.