Chrome Suspicious connections blocked


I asked earlier about problems with Chrome and losing my internet connection. So, I’m having problems again and decided to run Bitdefender to check on things.

I noticed that I have a long history of Chrome Suspicious connections blocked and it says:

Feature: Online Threat Prevention

chrome.exe attempted to establish a connection relying on an expired certificate to We blocked the connection to keep your data safe since websites must renew their certificates with a certification authority to stay current, and outdated security certificates represent a risk.

I don’t know what this means, but there are 38 Chrome Suspicious connections blocked and the antivirus scan says everything is clean.

Could this be what’s happening with my interconnection?


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It's pretty much just telling you that a site you visited (or an ad hosted on a site you visited) has an expired certificate. On it's own, it's not really a problem and can probably be safely ignored. Certificates just serve as a way for client and host to handshake and verify each other's identity. If the cert is expired, you won't be able to connect.

I'd guess a site you're visiting regularly just has a bad cert. I googled that URL too and see a few other people mentioning Bitdefender citing the same URL and it was an ad on a news website causing it.