Have you had problems with ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE while using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox while trying to visit a website? Then do not worry. This is a common bug reported by many users and you can fix it very easily.
In this article we will tell you what this error is, what causes it, and the various methods you can use to resolve it. You can also check our article » Your connection is not private «, which deals with a similar problem.
What is the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error?
Found in Chrome or Mozilla, this error mainly occurs when the browser and web server use different versions of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. If your browser is up to date, it is usually the website’s fault for not having the latest TLS 1.3 protocols enabled. Various antivirus and even browser data can be a reason for this error. There are different methods to fix this and we will discuss them in the next section.
Fix ERR SSL VERSION INTERFERENCE in Chrome
Before starting, make sure your browser has the latest updates. If not, see if the browser update makes the error go away. Also make sure your date and time settings are up to date. If you still cannot access the website, please follow the methods listed below.
Method 1: disable third-party firewalls
Your antivirus may consider some websites to be a threat based on their SSL certificate. There is a possibility that this is causing the error in your browser. Try disabling the firewall and see if the website loads. We will list the steps to disable the firewall in one of the most popular antivirus software – Avast. If you are using different software, don’t worry, the steps are pretty much the same.
- Launch Avast Internet Security and select Protection.
- Under Protection, you can find Firewall. Disabling it will give you four options to choose from. Select how long you want to keep the firewall off and confirm.
- Try reloading the website that was generating the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error to see if it is resolved.
Method 2: disable TLS 1.3 in your browser
This method will most likely repair the ERR SSL VERSION INTERFERENCE error. But keep in mind that TLS 1.3 provides significant performance and security updates over its previous iterations. With that in mind, if you are sure, follow these steps.
- Open a new tab in Chrome.
- Copy chrome: // flags and paste it into the address bar. Press Enter.
- In the search bar, type TLS1.3 and set the result to Disabled.
- That’s it and now you can check if the website works.
If you want to know more about the TLS 1.3 protocol, you can watch this video here .
Method 3: clear your browser data
Conflicts arising from cookies and cache data can cause an Err SSL version interference error. This can be easily fixed by deleting all your browsing data. To do this in Chrome, just follow these steps.
- Launch Chrome and press Ctrl and the H keys together.
- This will open the History tab. Next to your browser history, you can find the option to clear your browsing history. Click on it.
- In the next dialog box, select the Advanced tab and check all the boxes. Set the Time Range to All time and click on clear data, which will be in blue.
- Once it has completed, check if the error persists by reloading the website.
Method 4: use the Chrome cleanup
This is a tool that comes with Google Chrome. Scans for any malicious programs that may be lurking on your system and removes them. To use this tool, just follow these steps.
- Launch Chrome and open its menu which can be found in the upper right corner.
- From the menu, open the settings and scroll down from the settings page.
- You will find advanced options at the end. Click on it.
- In the Reset and Cleanup heading, click the Cleanup computer option.
- If Chrome finds something suspicious, it will uninstall it. Reload the website to see if it works.
Method 5: disable hardware acceleration in Chrome
Hardware acceleration is a feature that allows Chrome to increase your browsing performance and speed and is a very useful feature. But sometimes leaving it on can cause some problems, namely the ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE error. To solve this, just follow these methods.
- Launch Chrome and open the settings menu and go to Advanced Settings as in Method 4.
- In the system header, you can find the hardware acceleration option. Turn it off.
- Reload the web page to see if the error still persists.
Method 6: reset Chrome
If none of the above methods have worked for you, then the only option left will be to reset Chrome to its default settings. Fortunately, Chrome allows you to do this quite easily. All you have to do is follow the steps outlined below.
- Open Chrome’s Advanced Settings. You can refer to Step 1 and Step 2 of Method 4.
- Again, just like Method 4, under the Reset and Clean heading, you can find the option to Reset settings to their original defaults. You will be asked for confirmation. Confirm and you can start using Chrome with its default settings.
This is everything you need to know about ERR_SSL_VERSION_INTERFERENCE. If you have faced it, we hope our guide has been helpful to you. Now you can freely visit the websites you want and enjoy seamless browsing. If you have any questions or suggestions for us, feel free to leave them in the comment section and we will address them as soon as possible.