How to Fix SSL Connection Error in Google Chrome Browser – Causes...

How to Fix SSL Connection Error in Google Chrome Browser – Causes and Solutions

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SSL Connection error in Google Chrome
_SSL Connection error in Google Chrome_

How to Fix SSL Connection Error in Google Chrome Browser – Causes and Solutions: It is about a week ago that one of my friend was suffering from the SSL Connection Error in his Google Chrome browser. He just could not open his Gmail account or Facebook account due to this error. Finally, trying all the tweaks and stuff… he came to me with it. Although, I had an idea of this error from earlier but I had never any idea of how to fix it. At first, I was like what the f**k is this, How is that possible? A person can perform all activities on internet without any problem but cannot open some websites and that too the most used ones. I was totally confused and could not come out with a fix. So, I googled it but unfortunately there was no clear help. Hence, I decided to do some research on Google Chrome SSL connection error and write a blog on this topic. I learnt the root of this problem and finally come out with some successful solutions. If you are also facing the same SSL connection error in your browser then you have come at the right place. Here, I have explained about SSL, causes and detailed procedure to fix SSL Connection error in your Google Chrome Browser.

SSL Connection error in Google Chrome
_SSL Connection error in Google Chrome_

What is SSL Connection error in Google Chrome:

SSL means Secure Socket Layers. SSL is an internet protocol that ensures privacy protection in many websites. It is used for safe data transmission in case of password login or confidential account information. Hence, the Google chrome browser has in-built default certificate list of various SSLs. As default, the settings in Google chrome is selected as medium, nor too strict neither too open. If there is some mismatch withing this list of SSL certificates, the SSL connection error arises.

Causes of SSL Connection error in Google Chrome Browser:

  • If there is a problem in CMS battery i.e. if there is a mismatch date and time in your system.
  • If SSL certificate is untrusted.
  • If the SSL certificate is not issued by a trusted certificate authority.
  • If there is a SSL certificate name mismatch error.
  • If you are behind Corporate firewall and you are trying to use a htpps:// websites.
  • If the page contains both secure and non secure items.
  • If there is a culprit antivirus which is scanning encrypted connections.

Solutions to Fix SSL Connection Error in Google Chrome Browser:

There are many solutions of how to fix SSL connection error in Google Chrome Browser depending on your system and situation. Just follow the below procedures one by one and see which one works for you.

Solution 1 – Change the date and time correctly:

Most often SSL connection error in Google Chrome browser arises due to mismatch date and time. It is because when you open a website (especially account websites like Gmail or Facebook), it tracks the location, date and time of your system. If there is a mismatch in the information, it blocks the certification from your system. So, just correct your date and time and relaunch the Google Chrome browser.

Solution 2 – Change the settings of culprit antivirus:

Normally, antivirus like Kaspersky and BitDefender blocks the conflict certificates and show SSL connection error in the browser. This was the case of my friend and was resolved successfully. He was using Kaspersky antivirus. So, just change the settings of the antivirus. Follow the below procedure to change it:

  • Close all internet browsers. Open your antivirus control panel. In my case, it was Kaspersky antivirus.
  • Click on “Settings”. Go to “Advanced Settings” tab and click on “Network”.
  • Under the “Encrypted connections scan“, uncheck the “Scan encrypted settings”.
  • Click Apply and OK.
  • Now, relaunch your browser and open the desired website.
Fix SSL Connection error - Kaspersky Antivirus
_Fix SSL Connection error – Kaspersky Antivirus_

Solution 3 – Tweak Google Chrome Browser:

This proposed solution is actually a fix and does not solve the root of the problem. Just follow the below steps to tweak Google Chrome Browser:

  • Right click on the Shortcut file of Google Chrome at your desktop.
  • Choose Properties. A new window will appear on your screen.
  • You would see a field named “Target”. Just Tweak that i.e modify it. Add the below code in front as show in the below image.

–ignore-certificate-errors–

  • Click on OK and save it.
  • Now, open the browser and and the desired website.
How to Fix SSL Connection Error in Google Chrome Browser
_Fix SSL Connection error – Google Chrome Shortcut_

If this solution does not help you then follow the below solution.

Solution 4 – Change the settings of Internet in Google Chrome Browser:

Generally, the SSL error message comes when some of the elements of a secure webpage are not loaded by secure sources. This error comes mostly in frames, JavaScript and images. There are three possible to solve SSL error by changing the settings of internet:

1. Change all URLs to https:

If you are opening htttp://www.gmail.com then change it to https://www.gmail.com and then open it.

2. Change all links to //or make them relative:

If you are opening img src=”http://www.domain.com/image.gif, replace it with img src=”//www.domain.com/image.gif”.

3.  Change the SSL settings in browser:

  • Open Google Chrome. Press “Customize and control Google Chrome” option.
Customize and Control Google Chrome Option
_Customize and Control Google Chrome Option_
  • Click on ” Settings”.
  • A new window of Google Chrome settings will open. Scroll down and click on “Show advanced settings”.
  • Now, scroll down. You will see a tab of “Change Proxy Settings” under Network. Click on it.
Change Proxy Settings option
_Change Proxy Settings option_
  • A new window of Internet Properties will open in your screen.
  • Choose “Security” tab.  Set Security level zone as medium. If it is selected as before then leave it.
  • Choose “Privacy” tab. Set Internet zone as medium. If it is selected as before then leave it.
  • Now, choose “Content” tab. Click on “Clear SSL state” and press OK.
Fix SSL Connection error in Google Chrome - Clear SSL State option
_Fix SSL Connection error in Google Chrome – Clear SSL State option_
  • Now, relaunch the browser and open the desired website.

If this method also does not help you the follow the below browser settings:

  • Open Google Chrome. Press “Customize and control Google Chrome” option.
  • Click on ” Settings”
  • A new window of Google Chrome settings will open. Scroll down and click on “Show advanced settings”.
  • Now, scroll down. You will see a tab of “Manage Certificates”. Click on it.
Manage Certificates option in Google Chrome
_Manage Certificates option in Google Chrome_
  • A new window of certificates will open. Just import the desire certificate and relaunch the browser.
Import Certificates option in Google Chrome
_Import Certificates option in Google Chrome_
  • That’s it. Now open your desired website.

This were the methods to fix SSL Connection error in your Google chrome Browser. If you have any query or problem  related to this article then feel free to contact me by commenting below. If you like this article the return us the favor by sharing it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus. Thank you. 🙂