ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR: SSL protocol error on Chrome browser

ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR: SSL protocol error on Chrome browser

In recent times, many Chrome browser users have reported that during the login of Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, an error message appeared on the screen:

SSL connection error. Unable to make a secure connection to the server. This may be a problem with the server or it may be requiring a client authentication certificate that you don’t have. Error 107 (net::ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR): SSL protocol error.

If you are using the Chrome browser and you also experience the same error, then you can apply some of the solutions in the following article of Network Administrator to fix the error.

1. Cause of error 107 on Chrome browser

Some of the causes of Chrome’s error 107 are due to:

  • The proxy settings are down.
  •  The version of Google Chrome you are using is out of date.
  •  Browser cache error.
  •  In some cases it may be because the antivirus program blocks the connection.

2. Solution to error

To fix error 107 (net :: ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR): SSL protocol error on Chrome browser you can apply some solutions below:

2.1. Update to the latest version of Chrome or versions you are using

If you are using an outdated version of Chrome browser, this is likely to be the cause of the problem. So to fix the problem you should update to the latest version of Chrome browser to use.

On the Chrome browser window, click the three dashes (or 3 dots) icon in the top right corner, then click Customize and control Google Chrome = > Help and about => About Google Chrome.

Here you can see if the version of Chrome you are using has been updated (updated). If not, then update to the latest version Chrome to use and check whether the error still or not.

2.2. Clear cache and browser data

Follow the steps below to clear your browser’s cache and data:

– Press Ctrl + H to open the browsing history window.

– Here you click the button Clear browsing data ….

– The Clear browsing data window will appear on the screen, where you will find all the options, in the Obliterate the following items from box, set to the beginning of time, then click Clear browsing data to delete browser data.

Finally check whether the error still or not.

2.3. Activate all SSL versions

By default, the Chrome browser does not use SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0, so you can enable these SSL versions to fix the problem.

Follow the steps below:

– On the Chrome browser window, click the 3 dash icon in the top right corner of the screen.

– Next click on Settings.

– In the Settings window, scroll down to find and select the Show advanced settings … option.

– Now scroll down to find Network, click on Change proxy settings ….

– Click the Advanced tab.

– Here choose the Use SSL 2.0 and Use SSL 3.0 option.

– Click OK.

Finally check whether the error still or not.

2.4. Delete SSL State

  1.  On the Chrome browser window, click the 3 dashboard icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  2.  Select Settings.
  3.  Then scroll down to find and click the Show advanced settings … option.
  4.  The next step is to scroll down to Network, select the Change proxy settings … option.
  5.  Click on the Content tab and click the Clear SSL state button.

Finally, check whether error 107 (net :: ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR): SSL protocol error exists.

2.5. Disable antivirus programs

As mentioned above, one of the causes of error 107 (net :: ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR): SSL protocol error may be due to the antivirus program installed on the system.

So to fix the problem you can disable the antivirus program installed on the system and check whether the error or not.