The error ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE occurs when the Google Chrome web browser is trying to load a website with SSL protocol but is unable to. There can be many causes for this error. We will be listing and elaborating on every potential fix for this issue. The fixes to troubleshoot this error are not so straightforward. So, if you do not know what you are doing while following any fix, it is recommended that you skip it and move on to a potential fix that you understand.
What causes ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE?
ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE is an error message that can be seen in Google Chrome when there is a problem with the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate of the website you are trying to visit. SSL is a security protocol used to encrypt data transmitted between a website and a user’s web browser so that third parties cannot intercept the information.
Fix ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE Chrome error
It is worth mentioning that when the user gets this error, there is no direct fault in the browser. There are issues with caching the website data locally on the computer. This error can also arise when a website is coded incorrectly – or if any browser extensions are conflicting with the proper functioning of the website.
We will be checking out the following fixes-
- Clear Browser Data.
- Disable TLS 1.3.
- Flush DNS cache
- Remove conflicting browser extensions.
1] Clear Browser Data
There is a high chance that some browser data conflicts with the website’s loading. This might be a fundamental fix, but it can be proved a highly reliable in this case.
For this, start by opening Google Chrome. Now hit the CTRL + H button combination on your keyboard.
This will open a new panel to delete your browsing history and other data.
Select every checkbox you see, and click on Clear browsing data.
Restart your browser and check if your error is fixed or not.
2] Disable TLS 1.3
Start by opening Google Chrome.
Now, type in chrome://flags/#tls13-variant in the address bar and hit Enter.
You will enter the experimental features page for Google Chrome.
And finally, set it to Disabled.
Restart Google Chrome and check if your issue is now fixed or not.
3] Flush the DNS Cache
You can Flush the DNS cache and check if that fixes your issues.
4] Remove conflicting Browser Extensions
There is a high chance that the extensions and toolbars installed on your browser might conflict with your website’s loading. So, to fix that, you need to remove or disable these extensions and toolbars.
5] Reset Google Chrome
You can reset Chrome browser settings to default and see if this helps. This will return your Google Chrome browser to its default state and will be as good as a fresh install.
Let us know if any of these fixes helped you!
What is SSL Error in Chrome?
An SSL error in Chrome refers to an error message that appears when there is a problem with the SSL certificate of the website you are trying to visit. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security protocol used to encrypt data transmitted between a website and a user’s web browser so that third parties cannot intercept the information.