How to Fix SSL Error — A Complete Guide
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There are tons of SSL errors that web users face every day – whether they’re using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Errors such as SSL connection errors or ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR can make you want to pull your hair out and bang your head up against a wall.
How to Fix an SSL Connection Error on Google Chrome
For the sake of saving time, we won’t focus on the causes. Instead, we’ll jump straight to the solutions.
Let’s get started.
Check Your System’s Date and Time Settings
Ever been in a situation where you lost your key and looked everywhere only to find that the key has been resting in your pocket the whole time. Well, checking your date and time setting is like checking your pockets in this case. So, make sure you do it. You should also check that the date and time are in the correct time zone.
Update Google Chrome
This error could be caused if you’re using an older version of Google Chrome. Therefore, you’ll need to update it. Here’s how to do it:
- Click on the three dots that you see in the top-right corner of Chrome
- Click on Help
Clear Chrome’s Browsing Data
Clearing the browser data is the next thing you should try. Here's how to do it:
- Open Chrome
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete simultaneously
- Check all the options and click on Clear Data
- Restart Chrome
Didn’t work? Maybe the next one will.
Check Your Antivirus Settings
If the previous step was of no use, setting your antivirus is the thing you should try next. Not many are aware of this, but antivirus software interferes with the web pages you visit. This could be causing trouble for you. So, go to your antivirus settings and find the SSL protocols option. Enable all SSL protocols and restart your system. See if the problem persists.
Modify Settings of Chrome
Follow these steps:
- Open Chrome
- Click on the three dots that you see in the top-right corner of Chrome and then click Settings
Now, search for Proxy in the search bar and click on Open Proxy Settings
Now, go to the Security tab and set the security level to Medium-High
- Click Apply and OK to save the change
- Now, go to the Content tab and select the Clear SSL State option. Click on Apply and then click on OK
We hope one of these steps helped you get rid of the SSL connection error in Chrome. If it didn’t, maybe the issue is deeper than our reach. Try visiting the site on a different browser, using a different Internet connection and see if it opens up.
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