ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE Error on Chrome

You must have seen that sometimes, you may not be able to open a specific or multiple websites in Google Chrome that contain SSL certification. The error code ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE in Chrome means that there is some problem with the SSL certificate of that website. Sometimes, basic troubleshooting might not help you with this error, but there is no need to panic as this error can still get fixed.

The reason behind the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE Chrome error can be the following:

  1. Incorrect Date and Time on your system.
  2. Restriction by Antivirus or Antimalware software.
  3. Messed up browsing Data or Cookies.
  4. Turned on Hardware Accelerator in Chrome.
  5. An outdated version of Google Chrome installed on the system.

How to Fix ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE Chrome Error

Here in this article, we have briefly described all the ways to fix the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error effectively. Follow the operations step by step to fix this issue.

Method 1 – Check Time & Date in Windows

If the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error is showing up in your Chrome, then the first thing you must do is check the current time and date situated at the bottom right corner of your Windows system.

You can see time as well as the date at the lower right corner, on the Taskbar on your screen. Now, match the time and date with your mobile or your watch’s date and time to ensure that the time and date are correctly set in your system. If it is correctly set, then switch to the second method without giving much thought. However, if the time and date are wrongly set, you have to change both of them to the correct value.

Now, you can set the time and date manually in your system, but it is better if you set the time and date to be updated automatically.

Therefore, to set the time and date automatically in your system, follow the below-mentioned steps.

Step 1: Right-click on the Date and Time option located at the right corner of the taskbar.

Step 2: Now, select Adjust Date/Time from the appeared list.

Step 3: From the Settings tab that opens, under the Date and Time section, go to Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically option and turn them on.

However, if you want to set the date and time manually, follow these steps:

Step 1: Right-click on the Date and Time option located at the right corner of the taskbar.

Step 2: Now, select Adjust Date/Time from the appeared list.

Step 3: From the Settings tab that opens, in the Date and Time section, click on the Change button under the option Set the date and time manually.

Step 4: A dialog box will pop up on the screen; set the time and date according to your mobile or watch and click on the Change button to set it.

Relaunch Chrome again and try to open the website, which was earlier showing up the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error in Chrome. If the problem persists, switch to the next method.

Method 2 – Disable Antivirus/Firewall Software

Disabling the third-party Antivirus/Firewall software present in your system also worked for some of the users in solving the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE Chrome error. For this method, try to temporarily disable the Antivirus present in your system, then try to restart Chrome and try to open the website again.

If you can access the website after disabling the third party Antivirus/Firewall software, there are two methods you can try.

  1. You can disable antivirus, firewall, and antimalware software from your system whenever you need to use that site.
  2. You can uninstall the current antivirus, antimalware, or firewall software in your system and then try to search for a better alternative one.

If disabling the third party Antivirus/Firewall software also didn’t help you with the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE Chrome error. Switch to the next method.

Method 3 – Clear Browsing Data

According to some users, simply clearing up Chrome’s browsing history also helps in solving the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error. For clearing up your Chrome’s browsing history, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Click on the three dots that are present on the top right corner of the address bar in the Chrome window to open Chrome’s Menu and select Settings from it.

Step 2: Once the Settings opens, click on the arrow next to the Clear browsing data option under the Privacy and Security section.

Step 4: Now, a new window will pop-up. Click on the Time range drop-down menu and select the All time option from it and check all the checkboxes there.

By doing this, you will get rid of all the browsing data history and cookies. Relaunch the Chrome window and try to load the website again. If you are still getting the SSL error, switch to the next method.

Method 4 – Use Chrome Cleanup Tool

The Chrome Cleanup Tool is an inbuilt tool that comes when you download Chrome. Its basic function is to look up the harmful software installed in your system. You have to run up the scan, so it can detect all the dangerous programs that are installed in your system. Once they get detected, you can delete or remove them from your system. Follow the steps mentioned below to do so.

Step 1: Click on the three dots that are present on the top right corner of the address bar in the Chrome window to open Chrome’s Menu and select Settings from it.

Step 2: Once the Settings opens, click on the arrow next to the Advanced option to open the advanced settings.

Step 3: Now click on the arrow next to the Clean up Computer option under the Reset and cleanup section.

Step 4: Click on the Find button to run the scan in your system.

Now, all the harmful programs will get detected, uninstall them from your system. After removing them, restart your system and open Chrome. See if the website is loading properly without ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error or not. If not, go ahead and try method 5.

Method 5 – Update Chrome

An outdated Chrome version can also cause an ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE Chrome error in your system. So, check if your Chrome is updated to its latest version or not. Follow the steps mentioned below to update your Chrome.

Step 1: Click on the three dots that are present on the top right corner of the address bar in the Chrome window to open Chrome’s Menu.

Step 2: Hover over the Help option and select the About Google Chrome option from the appeared menu.

Step 3: Now, a new window will open in Chrome, and it will start searching if there is any update available or not. If there is any update available, you will get an option to update Google Chrome.

Once the update gets completed, relaunch Chrome again. Now, try to load the website again. If the error still persists, go ahead and try to reset the Chrome.

Method 6 – Reset Chrome

Resetting Chrome means changing its status back to what it was when it first gets installed in your system. In several cases, resetting helped as well. Follow the below-mentioned steps for resetting Chrome.

Step 1: Click on the three dots that are present on the top right corner of the address bar in the Chrome window to open Chrome’s Menu and select Settings from it.

Step 2: Once the Settings opens, click on the arrow next to the Advanced option to open the advanced settings.

Step 3: Now click on the arrow next to the Restore settings to their original defaults option under the Reset and cleanup section.

Step 4: A dialog box will pop-up, asking you if you want to reset. Click on the Reset Settings button to reset it.

After it is completed, restart Google Chrome and check if the error is resolved or not. If not, go ahead and try the last method.

Method 7 – Disable Hardware Acceleration

The Hardware Acceleration feature present in Chrome lets you speed up your browsing speed. Disabling the Hardware Acceleration feature also helped many of our Chrome users to fix the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE Chrome error. Follow these steps to disable it.

Step 1: Click on the three dots that are present on the top right corner of the address bar in the Chrome window to open Chrome’s Menu and select Settings from it.

Step 2: Once the Settings opens, click on the arrow next to the Advanced option to open the advanced settings.

Step 3: Now, turn off the for Use hardware acceleration when available option under the System section to disable it.

After disabling hardware acceleration, relaunch Chrome in your system and check if the error is resolved.

Final Words

We hope that the above-mentioned steps helped you with the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE Chrome error. If these methods didn’t work, there is a possibility that the SSL certificate of the website you are trying to open is expired. Try to open it on any other device to check. For any further queries, comment below in the comment section.