All famous browsers come with their own security measures and protected layers, which is only purposed to provide extra layer of security and malware free environment to users. That is why some users get error like SSL Connection Error or err_ssl_protocol_error.
There are millions of infected and insecure sites around the world for which browsers adopt and configure their own systems to prevent that kind malicious webpages. They automatically detect and pop-up the error “err_connection_closed” to get user attentions.
In this article I’m going to show you, how to get rid of those errors, which are related to SSL Connection and mistakenly occur while surfing online.
SSL Errors mostly caused by user’s PC & Browser Configuration and it could be from servers end.
- 1 System Configuration: Check Your System Settings
- 2 Browser’s Settings To Resolve SSL Connection Error
- your connection is not private
These are the major error terms you will get mostly when you are browsing online and stuck in any website or page. If you are a victim of one of such errors, this article might help you out.
System Configuration: Check Your System Settings
Before looking into server side you need to check these configurations, which mostly resolve the issue.
Check your System Time and Data Settings:
If your time and date is not correct, it might cause that issue. Reset your time if it’s incorrect.
If you are using antivirus software in your devices, turned that off temporarily for checking if there is any issue with this. This is because your antivirus can block your SSL Connection.
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Check Your Firewall:
Your firewall could also be a reason of these errors ( “err_ssl_protocol_error”, “err_connection_closed” ). By default your firewall can stop all the connection passes which comes through expired SSL Connections. You might need to disable the firewall and reopen the page, check if it works.
Network Sharing Center Settings:
This method only works if you are using Windows OS, and your SSL State might blocking your SSL Connection, so you can follow these steps to “clear SSL State”
For Mac Users:
Click on GO > Applications > Utility > KeyChain Access
For Windows User
Network and Sharing Center
- Start menu
- Control Panel
- Network and internet
- Network and sharing center
- Network and internet
- Control Panel
See left bottom corner of the window where you will find an option called “Internet Options” click on that, it will open new window called “Internet Properties” now click on “Content” and then click on “Clear SSL State”.
This might resolve your issue permanently. If not jump to the next step.
Browser’s Settings To Resolve SSL Connection Error
Sometime these types of errors occur when you are using some suspicious browser extensions, in such case you need to remove or disable unnecessary plugins. Open Chrome and paste this “chrome://extensions/”. Now you will get a list of extensions to which you must disable all. Reopen your desired web page and “hit Enter”. If it’s not working than keep reading.
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Browser’s Clear Cache:
Sometimes SSL connection error is caused due to expired and old certification, which is stored into your browser cache even if that issue is resolved by the webpage owner. This is because it’s stored in browser’s cache! Each time you visit that page it will show the same results, which they picked when the issue was there.
Clear your browsing history and try that page again. You can either try it in incognito mode just for checking purposes! Because incognito tab don’t follow old cache and history.
- Windows Users: CRTL+Shift+N
- Mac Users: command+shift+N
Update Your Browser:
These errors “err_connection_closed” can also be caused by old version browsers, you need to update your browsers, under settings.
QUIC Protocol In Chrome:
Chrome has “QUIC Protocol” in default, browsers like chrome always make sure that the website you are visiting is fully trusted and secure to run. It also protects your computer from downloading or injecting malware which mostly comes from untrusted websites.
You are advised to redo the process once you’re done with that website.
Disabling QUIC Protocol in chrome and other browsesr can also be helpful in resolving SSL Connection Error “SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR”. Copy This Code “chrome://flags/#enable-quic”
Now, Click on “Experimental QUIC protocol” select “Disabled” option and close Google chrome. Now re-run the program again.
This article with be updated time to time…