It’s quite annoying, when browser shows an error, instead of, opening the requested site. Recently, many Chrome users are facing ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error. Undoubtedly, this error is regarding SSL version issue. This error only occurs on site, that are using HTTPS (HTTP over SSL, or HTTP Secure). SSL Certificate helps in create an secure connection between web server (website) and browser.
If there is something wrong with the site’s SSL certificate. Then, Instead of opening that site, chrome shows that error. This error indicates that, problem is with site’s SSL version. There are two version of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), – SSLv2 and SSLv3. After SSLv3, netscape renamed SSL to TLS (Transport Layer Security). The latest version of TLS is TLSv1.2. (TLS v1.3 is currently in the draft (beta) stage.)
But, if you’re getting SSL Version Interface error on multiple sites. Then, It could also possible that, problem is occurring due to, some mis-configured browser settings.
NOTE: Previously, I had written an article on another SSL related error (ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR). In which, I already covered some solutions, which can solve this problem also. So, If this article doesn’t help you. Give a look at that one.
Let’s start article with some basic solutions. Because, sometimes problems are quite small, we make it big. Latest version of Chrome browser comes with updated version of TLS. If you’re using old Chrome browser, that means, TLS version is also old. So, if the site is using latest SSL/TLS certificate. Then, Chrome might face some version issue to verify the certificate. So, I suggest you to update your Chrome browser. Even, many users solved ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error by updating browser.
Note: Instead of updating, you can uninstall Chrome browser completely. And, then can reinstall using official site of it. It will help you to get-rid-of from unwanted plugins.
To update Chrome browser. Open the following link in Chrome browser.
Now, browser will automatically check for update. And, if any update is available. It will start downloading it. You just need to click on “relaunch” after update get downloaded.
Check Date & Time.
SSL and TLS certificate of site comes with a validity date. And, chrome verify that, certificate is expired or not. And, if your Computer date and time is not set correctly. Then, Chrome will not able to verify site certificate. And, then SSL related error occurs. So, in short, you need to set the right date and time. Or, you can turn on “Automatic date and time update” feature.
1. Press Windows + I key simultaneously to open Settings App.
2. Click on “Time & Language”.
3. Now, turn on “set time automatically” and, “set time zone automatically” option. (Internet connection is require for auto time update.)
If these two option already turned on and still date and time is incorrect. Then, first disable both option then re-enable. Also, you can set time manually using change option. Change option will only visible, when you turn off both options.
Disable TLS 1.3.
This is the highly suggested solution to fix ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error. The newer version of Chrome comes with 1.3 instead of 1.1 or 1.2 TLS. Which creates problem for some old sites SSL certificates. So, you can disable it to fix this problem. Though, if it doesn’t work for you. Then, don’t forget to re-enable it again.
1. Open the following URL in Chrome browser.
2. Click on “default” to open drop down menu. Now, select Disabled option.
That’s it. Now, restart browser to make changes. And, hopefully problem will get resolved this time. Also, This time, Open the site in incognito mode. Because, normal Chrome window can create some cache issue. Means, it will show you old error cached page of that site.
Disable Internet Security Program. (Antivirus)
I have seen some users are reporting on kaspersky antivirus forum. That the chrome is showing err SSL version interference on most of the sites. Many firewall/antivirus program comes with https/ssl filtering. If this feature also appear in your installed program, then disable it. Also, disable internet protection for a while.
If you’re using any Chrome extension for internet security. Then first disable that extension. Also, disable proxy extension if you have added.
Open chrome://extensions/ in your Chrome web browser.
Now, turn off all extension for a while.
Clear SSL State.
Chrome web browser caches SSL certificates to speed up browsing. And, if site have updated their SSL certificate. Then, because of old cached SSL certificate this error can occur.
Also, I suggest you to clear browsing data. It will also help you to fix ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error.
Open chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in new tab of Chrome.
Click on clear data. Make sure in time range “All time” is selected.
Summing – up. ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE.
So, these were the solutions to fix this SSL error. Some solutions i haven’t mentioned in this article. Because already added in another SSL error related article. (Link in first Note.) To fix this error, first, you need to update Chrome Browser. And, then need to check date and time is correct or not. After that, you can disable TLS 1.3 and can clear SSL state. If nothing works, then you can Chr reset Chrome browser to default settings. Also, make sure you haven’t installed any proxy App or third-party antivirus. Disable it if installed. If you know any other better solution, feel free to Comment.