How to Fix “Err_SSL_Version_Interference” Error?

You are reading this article probably because you are facing the err_ssl_version_interference error. Don’t worry, you are not the only one facing this error. Err_ssl_version_interference is the common error of Chrome. If this error has occurred, you might be not able to access some of the websites. The error can occur when a website is coded incorrectly or if any browser extensions are conflicting with the functioning of the website.

What Causes SSL Version Interference Error?

The error err_ssl_version_interference error can occur because of the following reasons-

  • Incorrect Time and Date on your PC
  • Browsing data mess up
  • Due to third-party antivirus
  • Old Version of Google Chrome installed on your computer
  • Due to hardware acceleration
  • The TLS – Transport Layer Security 1.3 feature is conflicting with SSL on Chrome
  • Corrupted Installation of files
  • Due to temporary data stored in Chrome is conflicting with SSL on Chrome

How To Fix Err_Ssl_Version_Interfernce?

We are here with the 12 methods to fix the err_ssl_version_interfence error. Given below are the 12 methods-

Method 1: Clear Your Browsing Data

It might be possible that the temporary data stored in chrome is conflicting with the SSL- Secure Sockets Layer on Google Chrome. Following are the steps to clear the browsing data-

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Press ctrl+H
  • Go to the left pane menu, then click Clear browsing data
  • A new window will open. Select all the boxes and click Clear data

Relaunch your browser to check if the issue is resolved. If not, then move on to method 2.

Method 2: Check Time And Date In Windows

Make sure that the time and date are correct. Time and date are available on the right corner of your PC. If the time and date are not correctly set then follow the steps mentioned below-

  • Press Start to open the start menu and click on Settings
  • Now click on the Time and Language option and enable the “Set time automatically” and “Set zone automatically” from the option

Restart chrome and check the error is resolved or not by loading the website which was showing the error previously.

Method 3: Disable TLS 1.3

It might be possible that the TLS is clashing with the SSL on chrome. To fix this, follow these steps-

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Type “chrome://flags/#tis13-variant” in the address bar and then press Enter
  • Look for TLS 1.3 and click on the drop-down menu
  • Switch TLS 1.3 to “Disabled

Launch Google Chrome again and check the error has been resolved or not. If not, then move on to method 3.

Method 4: Flush the DNS cache

Flush the DNS cache to resolve the err_ssl_version_interference error. For doing this, follow these steps-

  • Press Windows key and S to open Search box
  • In the search box, type “Command Prompt” and press Enter
  • Right-click on the Command prompt and then select “Run as administrator
  • Now run the following command “ipconfig/flushdns

After the process is completed, you will see the following message on the screen

“Windows SP configuration. Successfully flushed the DNS resolver cache”.

Method 5: Disable Third-Party Antivirus

The error might occur because of the third-party antivirus of your computer is interfering with the SSL. To check whether the third-party antivirus is conflicting with the TLS/SSL of your computer or not, disable the antivirus temporarily. Now check if the error is fixed by loading the same website which is showing the error.

 

Method 6: Resetting Chrome

Resetting chrome to their original defaults as if it were at the time of installation could help in fixing the err_ssl_version_interference error. For doing this, follow these steps-

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Type “chrome://settings” in the address bar and then press Enter

  • Scroll down to the Advanced section and click on it
  • Now go to the “Reset and Cleanup” from the bottom of the section
  • Click on “Reset settings to their original defaults

  • Click on Reset settings

Method 7: Reinstalling Chrome

Reinstalling Chrome might also work in fixing the error. Given below are the steps to reinstall chrome-

  • Press Windows key and R to open run box
  • Type “appwiz.cpl” (no quotes) and then click Ok

  • Now search for google chrome from the list
  • Right-click on the Google Chrome and choose Uninstall

  • Delete the leftover files of chrome after uninstalling it
  • Now press Windows key and R to open run box
  • Type “%appdata%” (no quotes) in the box and then click Ok

  • Open the google folder and delete the chrome folder

  • Now go to the website of google chrome and download the installer for the latest version of the browser

Install google chrome and check whether the error is resolved or not.

Method 8: Use Chrome Cleanup Tool

The Chrome cleanup tool is an inbuilt tool of Chrome. It cleans up installed software which is harmful for your PC. To use Chrome cleanup tool, follow the steps mentioned below-

  • Open menu of google chrome by clicking on the three dots present on the right-hand side of the address bar. Select settings option
  • Open Advanced settings
  • Go to Reset and clean up option and then click on the Cleanup Computer option

If your computer detects any harmful program and then delete that program. Now check if the error is resolved or not.

Method 9: Update Chrome

If the Chrome installed in your computer is not up to date, then update the chrome. Given below are the steps to update chrome-

  • Open the chrome’s menu and open Settings option
  • Then go to the “Help option” and click on “About Google Chrome” option

  • A new window will open. Chrome will start looking if a new version of chrome is available. If the option is available then update the Google Chrome

Check if the error is resolved or not by loading the same website which was showing the error.

Method 10: Disable Hardware Acceleration

Disabling the hardware acceleration in the chrome could help in fixing the error. To do this, follow these steps-

  • Open Menu of Google Chrome by clicking the three dots which are present on the right-hand side of the address bar. Select Settings option
  • Open Advanced settings
  • Click on the System section and disable the option “Use hardware acceleration when available

Method 11: Remove Conflicting Browser Extensions

There are chances that the extensions or toolbars installed on your browser might be conflicting with loading the website. Try fixing the error by removing the conflicting browser extensions. For doing this, follow these steps-

  • Start Chrome
  • Open Menu and select More
  • Navigate to “Tools” and select Extensions

  • Now select the extensions you wish to remove and then click “Remove

Method 12: Disable The QUIC Protocol

QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) is an experimental transport layer protocol which is designed by Google. This is still is in the experimental stage thus can occur problems in loading the websites. To check whether the QUIC protocol is causing the error or not disable it (if enabled previously).

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Type “chrome://flags#enable-quick

Final Verdict

These are the 12 fixes for the “err_ssl_version_interference” error. Try these fixes wisely. First, clear your browsing data. Then check the Time and Date of your system. If the error is not resolved by these fixes try the other fixes mentioned above. I hope I helped you in fixing this error. For any queries comment below in the comments section.

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