ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH is an error that many of us have encountered when trying to access a specific website or page. This problem is most commonly seen on Google Chrome or another Internet Explorer.

If a website asks for sensitive or personal information, you’re more likely to get this error message. This Error stops the website from accessing personal information such as your credit card credentials and passwords.

SSL certificates are checked by your browser whenever you visit a website. If a website has an SSL Certificate, it means it has fulfilled all of its obligations to ensure that your connection is safe and secure.



Errors like this one arise when a secure connection cannot be established on the website server and when the protocols are unsecure. The Error could also occur if the browser is utilising an old protocol version and does not deem the website to be safe.

Therefore, it is highly possible that the website asking for such private information will display this Error. This is something you have no control over because the protocols and certifications that the website uses are not in your hands.

For your own protection, we have blocked your access. However, there are ways to get around the SSL checks and gain access to these websites.

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1. Google Chrome FlagsĀ 

Following these steps will allow you to disable SSL and TSL warnings for all previous versions of your browser. Be aware that this only works with an older version of Google Chrome because the flags we need are no longer available in the most recent version of Google Chrome.

Step 1: In the first step, go to “Google Chrome.”

Step 2: Type “chrome:/flags/” into the address bar and hit “Enter.” Using the drop-down box, select “Minimum SSL/TSL version supported” from the options provided.

Step 3: Select “SSLV3” from the drop-down selection for “Minimum SSL/ TSL version supported.” At the bottom, click “Relaunch” to restart the programme.

Restarting your browser will allow you to view the website that was displaying an error message.

2. Disable SSL ScanĀ 

Your machine may be infected with an anti-virus or other security programme that interferes with the SSL scan.

The Error can be fixed by disabling this antivirus software program’s SSL Scan, which can be done in the device’s settings. For antivirus software, the steps may differ, but there is always a way to turn it off.

Step 1: Double-click on your anti-virus program’s icon, which is located at the bottom-right of the screen.

Step 2: Select “Modules” from the drop-down menu. Select “Web Protection” as the third step. Disable the “Scan SSL” option.

Using the following methods, you will be able to access the website that was displaying an error.

3. Try Out Older Versions

You may be seeing this error message because your browser is up to date with the most recent standards and is intended to reject obsolete protocols and certificates. This problem may be solved by using an earlier browser version.

Choose any internet service provider and look for an older version of Google Chrome. Take note that you will not be able to run two versions of Chrome at the same time, so either uninstall the newer version or download a sandboxing programme so that you can run both the version at once.

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ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH can be fixed by following the methods outlined in the article above. We can guarantee that you will be able to view the website or page without encountering the Error if you follow these simple steps.