I'm on Windows 10 64-bit version 1511 (OS Build 10585.545).

Recently my Chrome updated to version 53.0.2785.89 m (64-bit) and since then I get this error when entering meta ELU.SE:


I can access meta ELU.SE if I manually remove the "https" from it or click the button to "proceed ... (unsafe)". But what's happening?

EDIT: The proposed duplicate is simply a part of more linked duplicates. I see that this problem has happened to many before me, but why did I start seeing this issue just after Chrome updated to version 53? I understand that SE's HTTPS setup isn't perfected yet, but how do I solve my problem for now?

  • @Glorfindel Thanks, that link takes me down a rabbit hole, a chain of "marked as duplicate", but no clear solutions.
    – NVZ
    Sep 4, 2016 at 10:21
  • Bottom line: HTTPS doesn't work on most Meta sites.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Sep 4, 2016 at 10:22
  • @Glorfindel But I had no such issues until Chrome updated to v53. Why is that?
    – NVZ
    Sep 4, 2016 at 10:22
  • You probably clicked the "proceed to..." link long ago and forgot about it, while Chrome remembered it - until that last update. Sep 4, 2016 at 10:31
  • @ShadowWizard Maybe so. But now I have to click it everytime I turn on the PC. I haven't found a good workaround for this yet. Also, Chrome updates very frequently and I don't remember seeing such an error in months.
    – NVZ
    Sep 4, 2016 at 10:34
  • So... just don't browse meta sites via https?? Problem solved. Sep 4, 2016 at 10:37
  • @ShadowWizard I have no other choice, apparently. Haha
    – NVZ
    Sep 4, 2016 at 10:38
  • Why? If you have plugin forcing https, disable it for stackexchange.com sub domains. Sep 4, 2016 at 10:39
  • @ShadowWizard Thanks! Almost forgot that I have "HTTPS Everywhere" installed. Apparently the plugin has caused issues on many Chrome 53 users, says Google results.
    – NVZ
    Sep 4, 2016 at 10:41
  • So get rid of it... I'm not using plugins on permanent basis exactly for those reasons - I can't control the bugs and problems they cause to the browser. All in all, they cause more harm than good. :/ Sep 4, 2016 at 10:50
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    @ShadowWizard YMMV. I have had the best experience with plugins ever since I started using Chrome years ago. The occasional hiccups are not gonna stop me from using plugins/extensions. :)
    – NVZ
    Sep 4, 2016 at 11:02
  • As you wish... just remember to accuse them first, before accusing SE. :-) Sep 4, 2016 at 11:13


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