SSL Certificate Error on Google Chrome? Here Are the Fixes

We all know Google Chrome is one of the best browsers available on Windows 10 having features like Extensions and Enhanced Safe Browsing that make the web experience truly secure and productive. However, we often encounter nagging issues on Chrome such as SSL Certificate error. Even after reinstalling Chrome, “ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR” does not go away. So if you are also facing the same issue then worry not. Here are some easy steps to fix the SSL Certificate error on Google Chrome.

Fix SSL Certificate Error on Google Chrome (2021)

1. If you are getting an SSL Certificate error on Google Chrome then it’s likely the time and date on your computer are wrongly set. You just need to correct it and the error will be resolved. So just search for “time” in the search bar and hit enter.

change time

2. Here, simply enable the toggle for “Set time automatically” and change the time zone to your current region. That’s it. For most of the users, this should fix the SSL Certificate issue in Chrome.

3. If the above step didn’t resolve the problem then follow these steps. Search for “Internet Options” in the search bar and open the top result.

4. Here, move to the “Content” tab and click on “Clear SSL State“. After that, click on “Apply”.

5. You can also reduce the security level and check if the problem has gone away. Move to the “Security” tab and bring down the security level to “Medium“. Now, click on “Apply” and “OK”. Finally, open Chrome and check whether the SSL Certificate error is resolved or not.

6. If the problem still persists then try updating Chrome to the latest version. Open Chrome and click on the 3-dot menu -> Settings -> About -> Check for Updates. After the update, restart Chrome, and probably this time “ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR” should be gone.

7. Finally, you can try this step which should fix the issue for most users. Right-click on Chrome and open “Properties”. Here, under the “Target” field, add --ignore-certificate-errors at the end. Now, click on “OK” and check whether the SSL Certificate error is fixed or not.

Find All Solutions For SSL Certificate Error on Chrome

So these are the steps that should resolve the “ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR”. Whenever you encounter this issue, make sure to check with other browsers too. If you encounter the same error everywhere then you need to fix your system which governs all the browsers. Apart from that, I would recommend you to enhance Google Chrome security for a secure experience on the web. Anyway, that is all from us. If you are still facing the same issue then comment down below and let us know.

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