Security Sockets Layer helps in the transmission of information through TCP sockets. Many web browsers like Chrome uses SSL to communicate with secure websites such as Google, Facebook, YouTube, and so on. ERR_SSL_Version_Interference error is an old error that occurs in many websites when the SSL version conflicts with the PC. If you go through this article, then you are soon going to fix this issue without any hassles.
Reasons Behind ERR_SSL_Version_Interference Error on Chrome
This error can arise due to a number of factors like a third-party antivirus installed on your PC. Though antivirus secures your browsing, it can conflict with the SSL settings of Chrome. Moreover, Transport Layer Security may clash with the SSL on Google and lead to this error.
Temporary data enables users to have a better experience and advanced features. But, this type of data seems to conflict with the SSL settings and cause an error message.
Corrupted or incomplete installation files is another common cause of the SSL error. An incorrect date and time setting on your PC can be a conflicting factor for the SSL settings.
Methods to Fix ERR_SSL_Version_Interference Chrome Error
First, log in as an administrator on your PC and connect it to a stable network. Make sure that you are using a private network without Firewalls and proxies, then move to the methods below:
Method 1: Disable The TLS 1.3
Transport Layer Security protocol is necessary to provide end-to-end security connections to devices connected over the internet. Numerous users have fixed this issue by disabling this protocol. So, you also give it a try and check whether it works for you or not. So, follow the steps as we have mentioned below:
- Open Chrome, type ‘chrome://flags’ in the URL bar, and press ‘Enter’.
- Go to the search box and enter ‘TLS’ in it.
- Now, select the entry of TLS 1.3 from the search results and set the option to ‘Disabled’.
- Restart the system and visit a website in Chrome to ensure that the problem is solved.
Method 2: Disable Antivirus software
Avast Web Shield’ and ‘Kaspersky Internet Security’ are mostly evident to cause SSL error. But, some more antiviruses can lead to this issue as well. Thus, we would recommend you to uninstall the software and check whether the problem persists or not.
- To uninstall the antivirus software, open the Control Panel window from the Start menu.
- Then, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link and find out the antivirus you would like to uninstall.
- Right-click on the software and select the ‘Uninstall’ option.
- Click ‘OK’ on the confirmation dialogue box and wait until the software is uninstalled.
- Then, restart the system and check whether the problem is fixed or not.
Method 3: Reset the Date and Time Settings
SSL uses some parameters in order to function properly and the date and time setting is one of them. Hence, if these settings are incorrect on your PC, then you are going to encounter the SSL error. So, check the date and time settings by the following steps:
- Press Windows logo key and ‘R’ simultaneously to launch the Run application.
- Type ‘control’ in the Run dialogue box and press ‘Enter’ to access the Control Panel.
- Select ‘Date and Time’ or Clock and Region’ on the Control Panel window.
- Check whether the date and time are set correctly. If not, then change the date and time settings from ‘Automatic’ to ‘Manual’.
- Then, set the date and time as accurate as possible.
- Now, check whether the region zone is correct or not and click the ‘Save’ button to apply the changes.
- Restart the PC and ensure that you have resolved this issue.
Method 4: Clear Browsing Data
Clear the browsing data in order to remove the bad files from your PC. If you do not want to clear all data, then log out of your account and start with this method. Open Chrome and Press ‘Ctrl. Shift, and Del’ keys on the keyboard.
Click the ‘Advanced’ tab and set the Time Range as ‘All Time’. Check ‘All items’ and ‘Clear data’ boxes. Restart the system, open a window in Chrome and try to access a website. If the problem persists, then proceed to the next method.
Method 5: Reinstall Chrome
This unexpected error can occur if any files are missing or becomes corrupted on your PC. Thus, we would suggest the reinstallation of Chrome to get rid of this issue. To reinstall Chrome, you will need to delete the AppData and uninstall Chrome from your PC by the following steps:
- Press Windows key and ‘R’ at the same time to open the Run application.
- Then, type ‘appwiz.cpl’ in the Run dialogue box and click the ‘OK’ button to open the Application Manager.
- Search for Google Chrome, right-click on it and choose the ‘Uninstall’ option.
- Go back to the Run application and enter ‘%appdata%’ in it to access Application Data.
- Locate Google Chrome, select the Chrome folder and tap the ‘Delete’ button.
- Visit the official website of Chrome and search for its latest version.
- Then, click the ‘Download’ button, select a location and wait until the browser is downloaded on your PC.
- Go to the directory where you have downloaded the files associated with Chrome and run the executable to install Chrome.
- Open Chrome and try to access a website to ensure that the problem is solved.
Hope, the solutions will work for you and fix the ERR_SSL_Version_Interference error.