Just upgraded to Chrome 79 from 78 via its internal updater. Now only http sites load, not https.

  • I am on Yosemite
  • Chrome v 79

Chrome says "This site can’t be reached" and "ERR_FAILED". Including for some of Chrome's own help pages.

Like the one used when trying to report this: "https://support.google.com/chrome/go/feedback_confirmation"

And the one that is used to get per-page security report: "https://support.google.com/chrome/?p=ui_security_indicator"

My research shows:

"HTTPS sites won't work on Chrome, others don't work at all on Yosemite"

cross-browser problems with https but Safari still works for me.

It says something about "change the account profile settings to allow it to administer". I don't know what that means.

How can I apply that information or just fix https on chrome 79?

  • "...change the account profile settings to allow it to administer" in the linked askdifferent q&a probably means: upgrade the user from standard to admin in SysPrefs > Users & Groups. But the q&a is unrelated to the current issue of v79. – klanomath Dec 13 '19 at 1:51
  • Stay with v78 (like me on ElCap) until Google fixed it. – klanomath Dec 13 '19 at 2:05
  • @klanomath Too late :). Well I have Safari, and a second computer with Chrome, so I'll hold it back there. I usually wait a few weeks for kinks like this to be straightened out, but this time I was seduced by the Tab Freeze feature. – Jonas N Dec 13 '19 at 2:33
  • Finally found something on this issue: "piunikaweb.com/2019/12/13/…" – Jonas N Dec 13 '19 at 2:38
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    I have the same problem since ~10 days (first with Chromiuim/later with Chrome). Link at Google Chrome support: support.google.com/chrome/thread/18507302?hl=en – klanomath Dec 13 '19 at 2:42

The bug, which apparently affected 10.10 (Yosemite) and 10.11 (El Capitan) only, has been fixed in Google Chrome 79.0.3945.88.

The changelog doesn't mention it though.

So download the latest installer, install it, remove any method to block Google updates¹ and be happy again with a working Google Chrome browser.

¹: I disabled access of ksfetch/Google Updater to gvt1.com and google.com with a packet filter

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  • Yes, I notices; and updated. All good now... – Jonas N Dec 22 '19 at 21:58

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