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Fix the error "You cannot visit [this website] right now because..."

If you're seeing the error "You cannot visit [this website] right now because…," it might be for a few reasons:

  • Your Internet connection is preventing the page from loading securely
  • Your computer is not able to make a secure connection with the page

To fix the problem, try the following tips.

1 Check your Internet connection

Make sure you're connected to a safe Wi-Fi or Internet connection. Google Chrome checks that the page you're trying to load is the page that it claims to be. If your connection isn't secure or Chrome can't verify the page identity, it might prevent you from loading it.

2 Try loading the non-secure version of a page

Secure webpages usually start with https:// in the address bar. If you're not sure if you're on a safe Wi-Fi connection, try loading the non-secure version of a webpage.

  1. Open Chrome and the webpage you're trying to load.
  2. In the address bar, delete https:// and replace it with http://.
  3. Press Enter.

3 Check your clock

If your computer or phone's date and time are wrong, that could cause the error. To fix, update your device's clock and double-check the date.

4 Load the page in incognito mode

Try opening the page in incognito mode. If it works there, it means one of your extensions is causing the problem and you should remove any unneeded extensions. Learn more about resetting Chrome browser settings.

Megan is a Google Chrome expert and the author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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