Fix SSL Version Interference on Windows

What Causes the SSL VERSION Error?

SSL Version Interference error message often caused by a conflict in the SSL versions activated in the syste. Third-party antivirus programs may also cause this error. There can be other reasons also for the error.

The ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error may be occurring due to any of these issues:

  • Incorrect Date and Time settings on your computer
  • Hardware acceleration occurring
  • Outdated versions of Google Chrome or antivirus
  • Browser cache data is corrupted

The solution that has worked best for users who have claimed to have fixed the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error is to disable Google’s Transportation Layer Security (TLS) protocol 1.3 which provides privacy and performance improvements compared to previous versions. Therefore, multiple users have argued whether this is a solution since disabling the function reduces online security. 

Anyway, there are many ways to fix it, let’s learn how.

NB! Before applying solutions, disable the firewall and proxy server.

Solutions to fix err_ssl_version_interference

Disabling TLS 1.3

Disabling TLS 1.3.

You can quickly resolve the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error in Chrome by disabling the TLS 1.3 protocol.

  • To do this, in the address bar, enter: chrome: // flags
  • In the navigation bar, type TLS. 
  • When displaying the results, find TLS 1.3.
  • Set the parameter value to Disabled. After saving the changes, restart your browser and try to open the site.

Make sure your software is up to date.

You should make sure that all your programs are up to date, including your Windows operating system, antivirus program, Google Chrome, etc. Various errors and security issues are fixed with each patch that is released, so this could be a solution to the error for ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE.

Remove or Reinstall Anti-Malware Software

There are numerous reports that certain antivirus engines (such as Kaspersky and Avast) were causing the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error to appear to users. First, I strongly recommend that you update your security software to its latest version and check if the problem persists. If it does, reinstalling the antivirus software may help.

  • In the toolbar, locate the hidden trays and click on them.
  • Find the security software icon, right-click and select Edit.
  • Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to open the Task Manager.
  • Find any task related to your antivirus engine and turn it off.
  • Press Start and open Control Panel.
  • Go to Programs and Features > Uninstall a Program.
  • Select your antivirus, right-click on it, and select Uninstall / Change.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.

Disabling Antivirus Software

Another solution will be to disable HTTPS checks in antivirus software, as some antivirus uses an in-between scanner, which may not support the same TLS 1.3 version. In general, you need to find everything that controls internet activity.

  • Open your antivirus program and click on Settings > Additional.
  • Click on Network and locate Check encrypted connections.
  • Select Do not check encrypted connections and confirm your decision.

If the error SSL version interference persists, try disabling the antivirus while searching for the cause.

Check date and time

check date and time

When establishing a secure connection, SSL uses some parameters provided by the system about the browser and system settings. These settings also have a timestamp. If it is not installed correctly, then when you open the site, you will encounter the code ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE.

  • Open the control panel with the control command from the Run window (Win + R).
  • Switch the view to large icons and go to the Date and Time section.
  • Click on the Date and Time setting. 
  • In the next window, enable the automatic time and time zone settings.

Clear browsing data

Clear browsing data.

If you continue to encounter the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error, try to clear all browser history, cache, and other temporary information stored on the computer.

  • Open Chrome and press Ctrl + Shift + Del. You will open the clear history window.
  • Click the Advanced tab, in the time range and select All time. Click on Delete data to start the cleaning process.

After restarting the browser, try to open a site that did not succeed earlier because of the error SSL version interference.

Disable Hardware Acceleration

Disable Hardware Acceleration.

The Hardware Acceleration function allows the browser to use hardware such as CPU to process tasks. However, disabling this function can help you fix the error SSL version interference:

  • Open Google Chrome and click Menu > Settings > Advanced.
  • Swipe and find the category System. 
  • Uncheck Use hardware acceleration when available.

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