Chrome labeling Google sites as "not secure"

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    I don't know how long this has been going on for, and I can't seem to find anything definitive or even reassuring, but seems to be a common issue with many users. Starting a while ago (before I updated to the latest version), Chrome has been labeling Gmail, Google Search, YouTube, Google+, all things Google as not secure, showing a red line through HTTPS. This not only has me worried, but is disconcerting as I've made no changes to anything software related at all to the browser. I fear that either I have a browser-related malware installed, because Firefox doesn't even show these sites as a problem, but Chrome does. How do I resolve this? My parent's PC, using Chrome, doesn't have this issue either; this is kinda freaking me out :unsure:
     
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    interesting...
    could you post more details?

    here's how to get details (do this on sites for which you have issues, of course)
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    with the details we can probably find out what's causing the problem
     
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    That's the first thing I checked, they're set to October 17th, 11:04 PM, the time where I live right now. I haven't messed with the clock settings at all; checked for viruses and malware, no results. Google.com is fine, Facebook, Wells Fargo, only sites that aren't are Gmail and YouTube. So clearly, something is jacked up.

    It's telling me my connection here isn't private, and is giving me a yellow color. *sigh* This is starting to genuinely freak me out, I fear something may be absolutely horribly wrong on my end :( Firefox is the same, not secure, but not red.
     
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    I used to have this problem, but I fixed it idk how. It was either something to do with proxy/vpn or incognito mode. :sleep:
     
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    I don't use any of those, including Incognito mode, I have made no changes, aside from updating to the latest Chrome version, keep in mind this has been happening for a few hours now, didn't do this earlier today. I did a scan for viruses like I said, and malware, nothing showed up. I don't know if I should be relieved or freaking out over this, how do I know that this issue won't spread over to other secure sites? Firefox seems to be fine though, so IDK.
     
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    Are you running any code extensions on Chrome? btw this problem is nothing to worry about. i know it says fake website warning, but it isnt
     
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    Not that I know of? How would I be able to tell if I had any weird code extensions running? I know in 2017 apparently sites with red HTTPS in the URL will display a warning or some crap like that. Maybe I should move to Firefox, IDK for sure yet. So really, this is nothing to be concerned about? But maybe it's something Google goofed up on? What's weird is that only two sites are affected, nothing else is.
     
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    Sorry cant help you. Best bet is either to uninstall and reinstall or delete local cache (save data for chrome). if nothing works switch to firefox.

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    also its nothing to worry about. this is user side not server side.
     
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    I know it happened today, yesterday was fine, it's baffling and some users say it goes away, why it effects only two Google-related sites I don't know, I suppose I can do a full virus scan (which takes forever), and see what's going on. *Sigh* So aggravating ><
     
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    I doubt it's malware. Even if it were and a scan isn't finding anything, then you need to check locally installed certificates for anything weird. You can also check for weird startup entries. Honestly though, I think Google just screwed something up. Do what somebody already said and completely wipe your cache.
     
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    hey did you solve it ?
    i had this error but it was due to my antivirus Kaspersky Internet Security